Learn 6 DIY blue clay mask recipes for glowing skin! These hydrating blue face mask ideas are gentle and a wonderful at-home skin care treatment for dry skin. A hydrating face mask with blue clay is easy to make. Only 5 minutes prep is needed to make a DIY face mask, and this simple all-natural beauty recipe is cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating and rejuvenating. Suitable for all skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone, this homemade clay mask is perfect for your winter skincare routine.

Learn 6 DIY blue clay mask recipes for glowing skin! These hydrating blue face mask ideas are gentle and a wonderful at-home skin care treatment for dry skin. A homemade hydrating face mask with blue clay is easy to make. Only 5 minutes prep is needed to make a DIY face mask, and this simple all-natural beauty recipe is cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating and rejuvenating. Suitable for all skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #clay | countryhillcottage.com

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DIY blue clay mask

In this DIY face mask post, you’ll learn how to make 6 blue clay mask recipes that are perfect for hydrated and glowing skin in winter. This comprehensive guide shares all of the details on what blue clay is, how to use blue clay in skincare, and the best blue face mask DIYs.

I found out about French blue clay when my cousins from France, Nichola and Phillipe, gave me a bag of argile bleue, which is the French word for blue kaolin clay, from a company called Les Argiles du Soleil. I was so intrigued by the stunning blue colour that I immediately thought about DIY blue face mask recipes.

So, let’s learn more about this cosmetic clay and how to make a DIY blue clay face mask.

French blue clay

Now let’s talk about what French blue clay is, possible skincare benefits of blue clay, how to make your own blue clay and uses in homemade beauty recipes.

What is French blue clay?

Reading the ingredient label of the clay my cousins gave me, it seems that French blue clay is mix of white Kaolin clay and ultramarine oxide, which is a mineral-derived blue pigment.  Other types of blue clay exist, such as Cambrian blue clay, which is an ingredient in blue clay mask or blue clay soap. But those clays don’t have the beautiful colour of blue kaolin clay.

What is French blue clay? The skincare benefits of French blue clay are similar to those of other kaolinite clays. Blue clay is said to be one of the mildest clays, suitable for sensitive skin types, acne-prone skin, and inflamed skin. This clay has detoxifying properties that draw out impurities and toxins from the skin, such as excess oil, sebum and dirt, thereby reducing breakouts. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #clay | countryhillcottage.com

What are the skincare benefits of French blue clay?

The skincare benefits of blue clay are similar to those of other kaolinite clays. Blue clay is said to:

  • be one of the mildest clays, suitable for sensitive skin types, acne-prone skin, and inflamed skin
  • have detoxifying properties that draw out impurities and toxins from the skin, such as excess oil, sebum and dirt, thereby reducing breakouts
  • soothe irritated skin
  • be slightly abrasive, which is perfect to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells for a smoother, fresher complexion
  • have a skin-tightening effect and to reduce the appearance of pores
  • tone the skin and stimulate circulation

Where to buy French blue clay

When I developed the blue face mask recipes, I didn’t realise that French blue clay can be difficult to source outside of Europe and that the product isn’t easily available in North America. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy the skincare benefits of blue clay masks.

I found two eBay shops from Portugal that sell and ship French blue clay worldwide but the shipping time may be long depending on your location: French blue clay or French blue clay. If you know other sources for purchasing blue clay, drop a comment.

You can also prepare these hydrating face mask recipes with Kaolin clay. Aside from the blue colour, the homemade face mask will be the same.

How to make DIY blue clay

Another method is to make DIY blue clay.  As I mentioned, French blue clay is Kaolin clay coloured with ultramarine pigment. So, I tested three ways to make blue clay with ultramarine oxide, blue mica, and blue spirulina algae powder.

  • Colouring white kaolin clay with ultramarine oxide mineral powder gives you French blue clay. Ultramarine oxide, which is considered perfectly safe for skincare in Europe but shouldn’t be used on the lips according to the FDA, can be naturally sourced or synthetically manufactured.
  • While the blue clay coloured with mica looks pretty, there is no skincare benefit to adding mica to a face mask.
  • Mixing white cosmetic clay and blue spirulina algae powder not only gives our DIY face mask a mesmerising blue colour, but using a spirulina face mask can beneficial for the skin. So, if DIYing, I’d recommend spirulina powder to make blue clay. More on this later!

How do you use blue clay?

Aside from blue face mask recipes, blue clay can be used in different homemade natural beauty products. The cleansing properties of clay are useful in homemade cleansers and scrubs. French blue clay, like other clays, can also be used to stabilise body butters and lotions. An added bonus is that clay will make the texture silky and less greasy, like this DIY cleansing balm. And the gorgeous ice-blue clay is also a beautiful natural colourant for DIY beauty products, soap recipes and DIY bath bombs.

Learn 6 DIY blue clay mask recipes for glowing skin! These hydrating blue face mask ideas are gentle and a wonderful at-home skin care treatment for dry skin. A homemade hydrating face mask with blue clay is easy to make. Only 5 minutes prep is needed to make a DIY face mask, and this simple all-natural beauty recipe is cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating and rejuvenating. Suitable for all skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #clay | countryhillcottage.com

Blue clay mask recipes – Hydrating DIY face masks for dry skin

Now to the part you have been waiting for: 6 homemade blue clay mask recipes! Since winter is upon us, we don’t want to dry out the skin more but instead make a face mask for dry skin. Therefore, I used mainly moisturising materials for these homemade facial mask recipes.

To use the French blue clay mask, it needs to be mixed with a liquid. To make the mask purifying and moisturizing, I mixed the dry ingredients with aloe vera gel and fractionated coconut oil. This oil is moisturising and non-comedogenic, meaning it doesn’t clog pores or cause breakouts.

I’m going to show you how to make DIY blue clay mask recipes, and I bet you’ll be hooked once you see how easy cleansing face mask DIYs are.

Simple blue clay mask with aloe vera gel – Glacial blue hydrating face mask

A clay mask can be drying on the skin, especially when you already have dry or sensitive skin. To still enjoy the cleansing and purifying effects of blue clay, I made this easy blue clay mask with aloe vera gel.

Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating effects. Whether you have dry, itchy skin or very oily skin, aloe vera gel can help. The plant’s soothing qualities are beneficial to treats sunburns, dry skin, small cuts, cold sores, eczema, and inflammatory acne.

Simple blue clay mask with aloe vera gel – Glacial blue hydrating face mask. A clay mask can be drying on the skin, especially when you already have dry or sensitive skin. To still enjoy the cleansing and purifying effects of blue clay, I made this easy blue clay mask with aloe vera gel. Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating effects. Whether you have dry, itchy skin or very oily skin, aloe vera gel can help. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #aloevera #clay | countryhillcottage.com

Hydrating blue clay mask recipe

Here’s the ingredient list for this glacial blue aloe vera face mask recipe:

Combine the ingredients in a small non-metallic mixing bowl. Since the blue clay is very absorbent, you may have to add more liquid to achieve a spreadable consistency. If oil separates from the other ingredients, simply give the mask a quick stir before applying.

Apply the hydrating blue clay mask all over your face and smooth into a thin layer using your fingertips. Wait for 8 to 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. Follow up with a face serum, oil or moisturiser.

The shelf life of this DIY hydrating face mask is 7 days in the refrigerator. To make the blue clay face mask last longer, mix in 5 drops Optiphen Plus. Optiphen Plus is a paraben-free preservative used to minimise the risk of bacteria or mould growth in homemade natural beauty products and cosmetics.

Blue clay yogurt face mask for acne – Baby blue skin-clearing clay mask

What does yoghurt do for your face? My DIY blue clay yogurt face mask is perfect for fighting acne and other skin blemishes. The lactic acid contained in yogurt can dissolve dead skin cells, prevent breakouts, reduce discolouration and smooth out fine lines.

Combined with blue clay, the yogurt blue clay face mask draws out impurities while the DIY clay mask also moisturises, soothes skin irritations and helps to soften at the same time.

Which yogurt is best for a mask? Use plain unsweetened yogurt. Greek, regular or low fat are all fine for a DIY yogurt mask.

Blue clay yogurt face mask for acne – Baby blue skin-clearing clay mask. DIY blue clay yogurt face mask is perfect for fighting acne and other skin blemishes. The lactic acid contained in yogurt can dissolve dead skin cells, prevent breakouts, reduce discolouration and smooth out fine lines. Combined with blue clay, the yogurt blue clay face mask draws out impurities while the DIY clay mask also moisturises, soothes skin irritations and helps to soften. #yogurtmask | countryhillcottage.com

Yogurt blue clay mask recipe

Here is what we need for a blue clay yogurt face mask for acne:

Stir the ingredients together in a small mixing bowl. Apply the mask to your face, neck and décolletage. Leave blue clay yoghurt mask on for 10 to 15 minutes, then rinse of with warm water and a washcloth. Follow up with a moisturizer.

The light blue face mask has to be used right away and cannot be stored.

Blue clay honey face mask for glowing skin – Sky blue exfoliating clay mask

Packed with nutrients, antioxidants and flavonoids, honey is a great ingredient for a honey clay mask. But what does honey do to your face? Raw honey has several skincare benefits. For one, honey is a gentle exfoliator, pore cleanser and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help  to clear out clogged pores and soothe acne.

The humectant and emollient qualities in this DIY honey face mask with blue clay can also help to hydrate and to reduce dryness by replenishing moisture in the skin. The nutrients in honey are also said to reduce the signs of skin ageing and prevent free-radical damage.

Blue clay honey face mask for glowing skin – Sky blue exfoliating clay mask. Packed with nutrients, antioxidants and flavonoids, honey is a great ingredient for a honey clay mask. Raw honey has several skincare benefits. It’s a gentle exfoliator, pore cleanser and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties help to clear out clogged pores and soothe acne, reduce the signs of skin ageing and prevent free-radical damage. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #honey | countryhillcottage.com

Blue clay honey face mask recipe

The materials for the blue clay honey face mask for glowing skin are as follows:

First mix the clay and milk powder in a small bowl. Next, add the aloe vera gel, honey, and oil. Mix until well blended. Milk powder tends to lump, which doesn’t affect the effectiveness of this DIY face mask with milk powder.

Apply a thin layer of the mask to your face staying clear of the mouth and eye area. Take off the blue clay honey mask after 8 to 10 minutes and continue your skincare routine.

The exfoliating face mask can be kept refrigerated in an airtight container for a week. To store the homemade blue clay mask longer, add 5 drops Optiphen Plus to the recipe.

Blue clay green tea clay face mask – Turquoise waters antioxidant clay mask for wrinkles

Matcha is made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Since the leaves aren’t heated but dry naturally, Matcha’s antioxidants and nutrients are better preserved. Used in a DIY Matcha green tea face mask, its antioxidant properties help to rejuvenate skin cells,  reduce fine lines, and promote smooth, supple skin.

For more ideas, also check out this DIY matcha green tea clay mask.

Blue clay green tea clay face mask – Turquoise waters antioxidant clay mask for wrinkles. Matcha is made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Since the leaves aren’t heated but dry naturally, Matcha’s antioxidants and nutrients are better preserved. Used in a DIY Matcha green tea face mask, its antioxidant properties help to rejuvenate skin cells, reduce fine lines, and promote smooth, supple skin. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #matcha #greentea #clay | countryhillcottage.com

Blue clay green tea clay face mask ingredients

To make a DIY blue clay green tea face mask, we need the following things:

In a small mixing bowl, blend together the blue clay and matcha powder. Add the other ingredients and stir until combined. Apply the matcha clay mask in a thin layer and let the mask sit on the face for 10 to 12 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.

In the refrigerator, the mask will last for a week. The shelf life of this green tea clay mask recipe can be prolonged by adding 5 drops Optiphen Plus.

Blue clay hyaluronic acid mask – Crystal blue rejuvenating clay mask

The secret of this rejuvenating clay mask is hyaluronic acid powder. So, what does hyaluronic acid do to your face? For one hyaluronic acid, which is a substance naturally produced by the body, has incredible water retention properties. The product helps the skin looking and feeling soft and supple.

Hydrating hyaluronic acid fights dryness in the skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and strengthens the skin’s elasticity – exactly what we want to have in a rejuvenating DIY hyaluronic acid mask for dry skin in winter!

Blue clay hyaluronic acid mask – Crystal blue rejuvenating clay mask. The secret of this rejuvenating clay mask is hyaluronic acid powder. Hyaluronic acid has incredible water retention properties. The product helps the skin looking and feeling soft and supple. Hydrating hyaluronic acid fights dryness in the skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and strengthens the skin’s elasticity. #blueclay #claymask #blueclaymask #hyaluronicacid #clay | countryhillcottage.com

Blue clay hyaluronic acid mask recipe

Let’s have a look at the ingredients list for this DIY hyaluronic acid mask:

Stir together the French blue clay and hyaluronic acid powder in a small mixing bowl. Add the aloe and oil. Cut open to vitamin E capsules with the tip of a small pairing knife and squeeze the content into the bowl. Mix until everything is well combined.

Hyaluronic acid powder soaks up liquid and will thicken the mask over time. You can adjust the consistency by adding more aloe gel or oil.

As with the other blue face mask recipes, spread the product on your face, neck and décolletage. Leave the blue hyaluronic acid mask on for 8 to 10 minutes, then remove with a warm washcloth and continue with your winter skincare routine.

The shelf life of this mask is 7 days, which can be extended with the addition of 5 drops Optiphen Plus.

Blue clay spirulina face mask – Deep blue nourishing clay mask

Look at the gorgeous deep blue colour of this spirulina face mask! I know what you’re wondering: Can spirulina be used as a face mask? and Is spirulina good for skin? Yes and yes! The spirulina algae contains over 60% protein and is rich in vitamins, amino acids and trace minerals, thus a very nourishing ingredient for a spirulina clay mask.

Spirulina boasts many skincare benefits and can boost overall skin health. Applying the algae topically is said to brighten dark circles, fight acne, helps the skin retain moisture and encourage the growth of new cells. Because the product can stain, use an old washcloth or towel.

Blue clay spirulina face mask – Nourishing clay mask. The spirulina algae contains over 60% protein and is rich in vitamins, amino acids and trace minerals, thus a very nourishing ingredient for a spirulina clay mask. Spirulina boasts many skincare benefits and can boost overall skin health. Applying the algae topically is said to brighten dark circles, fight acne, helps the skin retain moisture and encourage the growth of new cells. blueclay #blueclaymask #spirulina | countryhillcottage.com

Blue clay spirulina face mask recipe

Alright, let’s see the ingredients to make a blue clay algae face mask:

Start by blending the blue clay and spirulina powder. Then add the aloe gel and oil and stir until well-combined. Using a brush or your fingertips, apply the blue facial mask in a thin layer. Wait for 10 minutes, then rinse the mask off with water.

Store the blue spirulina face mask not longer than 7 days in the refrigerator. You can extend the shelf life by adding 5 drops Optiphen Plus.

DIY Blue Clay Mask – 6 Easy Blue Face Mask Recipes

DIY Blue Clay Mask – 6 Easy Blue Face Mask Recipes

Yield: clay mask for 1 to 2 applications
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: easy

Learn 6 DIY blue clay mask recipes for glowing skin! These hydrating blue face mask ideas are gentle and a wonderful at-home skin care treatment for dry skin. A hydrating face mask with blue clay is easy to make. Only 5 minutes prep is needed to make a DIY face mask, and this simple all-natural beauty recipe is cleansing, hydrating, exfoliating and rejuvenating. Suitable for all skin types, from sensitive to acne-prone, this homemade clay mask is perfect for your winter skincare routine.

Tools

  • small non-metal mixing bowl

Instructions

How to make a DIY blue face mask

  1. First, combine the clay and other dry ingredients in a small non-metal mixing bowl.
  2. Add the liquid ingredients and mix until well combined.

How to use DIY blue clay face mask

  1. Apply a thin layer of the blue clay mask to your face.
  2. Leave on for 8 to 10  minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
  3. Follow up with a face serum, facial oil, or moisturizer.
  4. The clay mask can be used once or twice per week.

Storage and shelf life

Store leftover blue clay mask in an airtight container for up to 7 days. The shelf life of the homemade clay mask recipes can be prolonged by adding 5 drops Optiphen Plus.

The yogurt face mask can’t be stored and has to be used immediately.

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