Homemade Acne Mask with Bentonite Clay & Apple Cider Vinegar – Telegraph

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Homemade Acne Mask

If blackheads and blemishes are getting you down, this simple homemade acne mask that includes just two ingredients is for you! Start to unclog your pores as well as draw impurities out of your skin today with our simple DIY acne mask routine!

Homemade Acne Mask

This basic DIY acne mask is listed on the bentonite clay bottle, and I have to admit that was a little unsure about it. I mean, apple cider vinegar on my face? Since I really wanted to find an easy way to combat breakouts I decided to give this bentonite clay mask a whirl. I love experimenting with beauty products and I’ve been on a mission to find ways to treat my mild acne issues.

DIY Face Mask for Acne

This bentonite clay face mask can do so many things, including:

  1. Draw impurities and toxins out of skin
  2. Heal and regenerate skin tissue
  3. Unclog and reduce the look of pores
  4. Exfoliate, prevent blackheads
  5. Treat acne
  6. Even out skin tone
  7. Leave skin feeling soft and glowing

If you don’t already have apple cider vinegar on hand and need to pick some up (it’s super inexpensive), finding one that is 100% natural and NOT made with apple juice concentrates will give you the best results.

You’ll want to mix equal parts bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar together, I used 2 tablespoons of each; this will create a nice, thick acne face mask. You’ll want to leave the face mask on your face for 10 to 20 minutes. If you have sensitive skin, stick to the shorter timeframe. To be on the safe side, it may be best to start with 10 minutes and work your way up to 20 if you enjoy the results. This acne face mask did leave my face a bit red at the very top of my forehead, but it wasn’t bothersome and the redness faded within 20 minutes.

This easy homemade acne face mask has an almost frothy texture that went on like a mousse and felt quite nice. The vinegar smell wasn’t nearly as intense as I had feared, and after a couple minutes wasn’t even noticeable.

I have to say, this DIY acne mask felt great on my skin. I could almost feel the dirt and oil being sucked out of my pores like a sponge thanks to this absorbent and healing clay. Over time I have found that my blemishes have began to disappear and the texture and tone of my skin has improved. I use this homemade acne mask on my skin about twice a week for best results.

If blackheads are an issue, I would also highly recommend that you try our DIY peel-off charcoal face mask. It’s quite powerful in removing tough blackheads.

Where to Buy Bentonite Clay

Honestly, this was the first thing I asked when I first heard about this wonderful acne skin treatment from a friend. After scouring local shops, I ended up ordering my bentonite clay from Amazon. This particular brand of bentonite clay comes very highly recommended and has thousands of positive reviews and testimonials. It’s what I buy and will continue to buy because simply, it works.

Homemade Acne Mask Recipes and Treatments

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Homemade Acne Mask

Yield: 1 use

This simple DIY acne mask will pull the dirt, oil and impurities out of your skin. Over time, it will do wonders on your blemishes!



  1. Mix bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar until well blended. Mask will be thick.
  2. Apply to face avoiding eye area and allow to dry for 10-20 minutes. Lean toward the shorter timeframe if you have sensitive skin.


As always, I suggest doing a patch test of any beauty products on your arm before using them on your face.

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