However, Samantha suggested going to the Natural Foods Co-op and filling a container with grape seed oil then adding my own essential oils (I added rose) to give it a fragrance of my choice. She said to rub the oil over my entire body each time after I get out of the shower.
After doing a little research I learned about the benefits of grape seed oil. It is great for your skin, full of antioxidants and even contains anti-aging qualities. You can also apply the grape seed oil to your face before bed for extra hydration!
As you can see, the mask does leave redness after it is removed (you can especially see it on my neck), but the redness doesn't take too long to subside. I try to apply the mask at a time when I can moisturize my face afterwards and leave my skin otherwise clean and free of anything else (like make up). The bentonite clay can also be used in a bath and I have even done the mask on my back! I feel so fortunate to have a trusted expert to talk to that offers such great advice. I have noticed a big improvement since starting this regiment! Thank you Samantha!