Make a Clay Facial

Some of us do not have facial clay sitting around the house, so here’s a quick introduction…

WHAT IS IT?
An anti-aging, astringent body masque that is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and enzymes that heals, detoxifies and stimulates circulation.

WHICH ONE DO I CHOOSE?
French Green Clay is also known as Sea Clay. The molecular makeup of the clay is absorbent to the skin. The green is the most aggressive for complex oily skin that needs whipped into shape.

Rhassoul or Red Clay comes from Morocco, has been used for centuries as soap, shampoo, and skin conditioner in some the finest spas in the world. It comes from the Atlas Mountains in Eastern Morocco and resembles silky earth when refined. It is absorbent and effective for cleaning and detoxifying. It is used to reduce dryness, reduce flakiness and improves skin’s clarity, texture and elasticity.

Bentonite Clay is volcanic ash. Bentonite clay is somewhat different from the other types of clay. When water is added to Bentonite, the molecular structure changes and an electrical charge is produced. The clay swells like a sponge, attracting toxins into the mixture and once they are drawn, they are bound to the clay because of the electric charge.

White Clay and Pink Clay, also known as Rose Clay, are best for sensitive skin. For delicate skin 5 minutes should be enough.

WHERE DO I BUY?
Here’s a link to an online shop that will deliver.

Otherwise you can find a limited range of products at your local Sally Beauty Supply Store or Carrefour.

HOW DO I USE IT?
Mix up one of our delightful homemade clay facial recipes. Allow the clay to stand for a few minutes to absorb the moisture. Apply a 1/8 to ½ inch thick layer to the face, throat and neckline and let it sit.

It usually takes 5 minutes for delicate skin and 15 to 20 minutes for normal skin, but if it is wet, it is still working. The pulling and tightening sensation is normal and what you want to happen.

Remove the clay by washing off with warm water. Never allow a mask to dry. If you feel the mask is starting to dry and crack, it’s past time to take it off.

Never rub your face vigorously. Use a warm soft damp cloth. Allow the warmth and heat to penetrate the mask and wipe gently using an upward motion.

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