Well, the only thing you NEED to have for the mask is aspirin, about 3-5 of them and you just keep dripping water on them until it gets like a paste. You can either use it alone or mix it with cleanser or honey or whatever. What I do is I scoop a little up at a time with my hand and spread it around like Im using it as a scrub, then I just let it sit which I guess would be same as then using it as a mask. I only let it sit about a minute or less after scrubbing with it yesterday and I think it did a great job. Because of that I dont think I'll let it sit any longer because of some people saying it has a drying effect.