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Blemish Healing, Skin Brightening Face Mask – Works for Acne, Open pores and Blackheads

Blemish Healing, Skin Brightening Face Mask – Works for Acne, Open pores and Blackheads

Blemishes, acne scars, large pores and black heads all these skin problems needs a mask infused with ingredients that  addresses each concern without any breakouts. Blemish Healing Mask inspired from Brown and Coconut's Kale mask has goodness of all the essential ingredients. 

Author lubna


  • 1 tbsp French Green Clay
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Purple Cabbage powder
  • 1/2 tsp Neem leaf powder
  • 1/4 tsp Thyme leaf powder


  1. French Green Clay has a pH of 7.75. Our skin has a pH in the range of 4.5 to 5.5. When you use alkaline products either it be masks, soaps or non-pH balanced face washes the skin's acid mantle disrupts. So, you need to add an acidic substance such as lemon or apple cider vinegar to neutralize and bring the pH to 5.  In my mask I have used lemon. Lemon juice has a pH of 2 and therefore you don't require more than 1 tsp for neutralizing 1 tbsp of French Green Clay. 

    To know more on balancing skin pH - Why maintain your Skin pH – The often Neglected part in Skin Care (Unravel Few Amazing Insights)

  2. In general, you'll notice bubbles when acid reacts with alkali. However, with French Green clay you'll observe slight sizzling. And with Bentonite and Aztech Indian healing clays, which are more basic the bubbles formed are more prominent. 

    Mix lemon juice with French green Clay before adding other ingredients
  3. Then, add other ingredients one after one and thoroughly mix them up. 

  4. Because, the clay is wet you'll get a lumpy mix. So sun dry it for a free flowing powder. You can even store it after sun drying for later use. 

    sun dry the mix for later use,
  5. While using add sufficient water depending on the consistency you prefer.