Deep Cleansing And Firming Homemade Face Mask

Feb 29, 2012 by

Homemade firming face mask recipe


I have another wonderful face mask recipe :). Lately I’ve been really on top of taking care of my skin. I’ve been eating lot’s of vegetables, I’ve been steaming my face regularly and every night I apply a good face mask. My skin has started to look quite nice and I am really loving the results. I think a lot of it has to do with all the homemade face masks I’ve been using.

The only down side of this face mask, is that you’re skin is going to look so good that you might not be able to stop looking into the mirror. I know that can be a little time consuming at times, but you’ll get over it ;), just make sure not to do that while driving.



  • Green & Pink Clay – 1 tea spoon each ( if you can’t find pink clay, then just get any clay you can find, I bought the Russian brand).
  • Organic Raw Honey – 1 tea spoon   –   ( Read about the benefits of Raw Honey )
  • Coconut Oil – 1/5 of tea spoon          –    ( Read about the benefits of Coconut Oil )
  • Raw Cacao Powder – 1 tea spoon     –   ( Read about the benefits of Raw Cacao )
  • Organic Whole Milk – 1.5 tea spoon ( you can use regular milk as well, just make make sure you are using whole milk and not the low fat kind ).


Homemade firming face mask


Mix the ingredients until you get a thick paste that looks like this:


Natural Homemade Face Mask



I would recommend to steam your face over a boiling pan for 5-10 minutes ( this really opens up your pores ).  Then apply the mask and wait 20 minutes and relaxitate. Relaxitation is a new word I came up with ;), which means deep relaxation.

Wash off the mask with warm water, then splash your face with cold water at least 10 times.  You can also take an ice cube and rub your face with it, it will help to close those pores tightly.  Apply a good face cream and enjoy how your face will look :).



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  • Yoslaine1985

    This face mask looks really good, tomorrow I’ll buy the ingredients and I will do try it out, thank you for this beauty tips.

    • You are welcome 🙂

      • Yoslaine1985

        Hi Tatianna 🙂
        today I did this mask, but I wasn’t able to stick it in my face, the oily from the coconut oil didn’t allow it, next time I may try it without the coconut oil.

        • I think you might of not added enough of clay, or put a bit much of coconut oil.  It needs some coconut oil in it cause that’s what adds moisture to the skin when clay takes it out.

          • Yoslaine1985

            Last night I tried it without the coconut oil, and the clay didn’t drie out my skin, but again next time I’ll try with just a little bit of coconut oil to see what happen, thank u dear!

          • 🙂 You’re welcome, yes next time try just a little bit of coconut oil 🙂

  • Yoslaine1985

    Forgot to asked how many times a week will be good to do this treatment?

    • Hi, you can do this mask twice a week 🙂

      • Yoslaine1985

        Sorry, forgot another doubt, can it be use around the eyes?

        • Since this mask involves clay then I wouldn’t recommend it around the eyes, because it will dry out the skin.  The skin is more delicate around the eyes.

          • Yoslaine1985

            Thank you, it’s because I don’t even know what clay is, I was about to find out in the store.

          • You’re welcome :), clay pulls out the dirt in your pores, but it can dry out the skin, that’s why you have to add honey cause it’s placing the moisture back into your skin.

  • I’m so glad you like my tips 🙂

  • Courtney

    Yummy! It’s been a few weeks since my last mask… I think I’ll be making this tonight!

    Tatiana, I’ve only been following your blog for a week, but I think I’m in love. You’re the first blogger who writes about all the things I am passionate about. I’ve found plenty of blogs that cover fitness and nutrition, but you’re the first one I’ve found who also cares about what you put on your body. I’ve been “crunchy” for over a year now. I make my own deodorant and toothpaste, I moisturize my face with cold-pressed oils (almond and tamanu), and I haven’t used shampoo and conditioner since August. There aren’t too many people like me, so I’m ecstatic to see that you are just as concerned as I am. I also really appreciate the depth you go into with nutrition. It’s not just about eating well, but supporting sustainable and humane practices. And thank you for your passion on form! I, like many of your other readers, am a former BodyRocker, and I can’t remember a workout where proper form was covered or stressed as much. You are the answer to my fitness blogger prayers, and I really look forward to your future posts.

    • Hi Courtney, 

      Thank you so much for your kind words and support.  Indeed I do love to cover more subjects then just fitness and nutrition, just like you I am also passionate about so many other things as well, I am also going to expand the blog even further and talk about spirituality which is another very big passion of mine.  In the end all of these things are connected and without one the other is not the same :). 

      Let me know if you ever have any questions 🙂


  • I have started to wash my face with essential almond oil adding different essential oils in it. I’ve read that oils absorb fat from skin much better than foams. Al U have to do is massage your face with some oil and rinse it with hot water using a sponge, then with a towel. Different types of skin demand different oils. I have an oil skin so use almond or grape seed oil.

    • Ohh yes I know that trick, I love using oils.  I never use regular lotions on my body because I get rashes from them, so I mix all kind of different oils and use it on my body.  On my face I sometimes use grapeseed oil, and I love how it makes my skin look.

  • Have you tried Gasooul clay? It also can be used instead of shampoo. I ordered a pack of it) haven’t tried it before but so excited)

    • That’s interesting, I’ve never heard of it, let me know how you liked it, I am using Egyptian at the moment with apple cider and I really love it 🙂

  • jewels

    tatianna i really really like this mask, my skin feels so soft after using it and it has a glow to it thank  you

    • Glad you liked it Jewels :), I mostly only use homemade masks.  I’ve recently made this super cool face toner and I love how smooth it makes my face. 

  • Hey!  I want you to know that I made this mask tonight for my boyfriend and me and it’s wonderful!  My boyfriend took it off and was talking to me and I had to interrupt him because I said, “your skin looks fantastic!”  I left it on a little longer and loved the mask-effect plus moisturizing effect it had on my face.  I made twice your recipe but thought it didn’t look like enough so then made another twice your recipe, and after putting it on, I realize what looks like not enough mask is actually enough.  I already had the coconut oil (I use it as a moisturizer and love it) and the honey, but we could only find the green clay (we used the Aztec clay kind) so I just doubled the amount because we couldn’t find the pink.  There’s a Whole Foods right next door, but apparently, they only have green clay.  🙂  

    I have to say, though, the mask was VERY hard not to eat–it smells so deliciously chocolately that I wanted to eat it, but I refrained. 🙂

    Thanks for this recipe.  If you have more, please post.  You mentioned a homemade toner, but I didn’t see that on the site yet.  I LOVE making homemade masks!  I’ve never done it before–other than mixing the clay with raw apple cider vinegar.  

    • Hi Kendra, I’m so happy you loved the mask !!! Yesterday I came up with the most amazing recipe for a face wash & mask in one, and an amazing body scrub that ended up smelling like a cupcake.  It was fantastic I will definitely be posting it :).  My homemade toner right now is this:  80% of Yerba Mate Tea and 20% of whole milk.  I get my cotton pad soaked in it, then wipe my face for 1-2 minutes, and my skin just glows after it :).

      • Oooo thank you!  I’ve always heard milk is good for the skin, but I’ve never tried it, and I think I have some Yerba Mate around somewhere.  Yes, the mask was great!  I might even do it again tonight since I still have some extra.  I love using/making natural skin products.  Always seems a good way to go.  I also love 100% shea butter for extra dry skin, esp in winter.  

  • Tatianna, I have a skincare question and I thought you’d be the perfect person to ask. Do you know of any great remedies for bags under the eyes? Especially regarding the puffiness? I know of course water and sleep, and cucumber helps, and some say tea bags or frozen spoons. But I can’t help think that there must be something–either taken topically or as a supplement that would really do the trick. Some herb? I have bags under my eyes and it’s the one thing I don’t like, but also one thing that seems like it must be fixable. Anyway, if you have any tips, let me know! Thanks! 🙂

    • I have an awesome remedy for you 🙂 – cosmetic ice :). Mix Yerba Mate and Chamomile tea in one cup ( just place these 2 tea bags in one cup ). Then let it stand for 2 minutes. Squeeze out the baggies, now pour the mixture into the ice thingie ( the squared one so it makes shapes ). There you have cosmetic ice, another trick is to crush a few aspirins into the tea and pour that into the other squares. So make 3 ice squares with just 2 teas combination and the other 3 with added aspirin. In the morning use it under your eyes and around as well 🙂

      • See what I’m talking about? I KNEW you’d have a solution. This is awesome–thank you! I”ll try it tomorrow!

        • You are very welcome Kendra, I am also going to share this amazing recipe I came up with the other day for a homemade face cleanser, I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and I just love it, only 3 ingredients. I’m gonna post it today 🙂

  • SuSu

    Is the clay you buy wet or powder?

    • I always get powder, lately I’ve really been enjoying the one you get a whole foods, I think it’s the egyptian clay.

      • SuSu

        Thanks! What I love about you and this site, is that I can count on you replying to any question I have Ina timely manner. Don’t ever let that go please! It makes you very unique!! I have been wanting too do a clay mask ever since I found this site and was looking up some different clays online. I wonder if I could use red clay from my back yard? But I don’t know how to “clean” it up from debris.

  • Alice

    I’m addicted to home-made mask and I’ve tried many, but this one is the best ever! I just did it and my skin have never been so radiant since I was 8 years old, seriously 🙂

    • Love your name!!!

      I am so happy you’ve liked the mask 🙂