Learn More About: Clay Masks Kit
ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS
Kaolin Clay: A clay that is well suited for all skin types, including dry and sensitive skin. It exfoliates and cleanses gently; however, it is not as aggressive as other clays in drawing out impurities, which is why it is considered one of the more mild clays. This should be used as the base clay for all masks.
Rose Clay: A clay that is a type of kaolin clay. It is wonderful for sensitive skin due to the fact that it does not draw out any oils, just as the white kaolin clay. It is rich in trace elements, with the main difference between rose and kaolin clay being the higher iron content (thus giving it a rose color). Good for dry and/or sensitive skin.
Rhassoul Clay: is an incredible clay that can absorb excess oil from both skin and hair. It is high in silica, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, and sodium. It also does a great job at giving your skin a smooth, clean feeling. Good for normal to oily skin.
French Green Clay: A clay that is rich in minerals and is excellent at drawing out oil, toxins, and impurities. Not for overly sensitive skin or frequent use, it is a powerful clay! This is a very good clay for skin that is very oily or acne-prone.
Bentonite Clay: A clay that is sourced in volcanic ash. It is rich in minerals and has properties that absorb oil from the skin. Good for normal, combination, or oily skin.
Milk Powder: The lactic acid in any milk product is extremely good for the skin. It leaves a smooth feeling and adds a glow to tired skin.
Colloidal Oats: Extremely finely ground oatmeal, colloidal oats help to both soothe the skin and act as a mild and very gentle exfoliant for the skin. Oats are very good for sensitive skin as well as skin that becomes irritated easily.
RECOMMENDED CLAY COMBOS
Dry or Sensitive Skin: Fill the jar 1/2 full of kaolin, 1 tsp rose clay, 1 tsp colloidal oats, 1 tsp milk powder. Top off any remaining room with kaolin clay.
Combination Skin: Fill the jar 1/2 full of kaolin, 1 tsp rhassoul clay, 1 tsp bentonite clay, 1 tsp colloidal oats. Top off any remaining room with kaolin clay.
Oily Skin: Fill the jar 1/2 full of kaolin, 1/2 tsp rhassoul, 1 tsp bentonite clay, 1/2 tsp French Green clay, 1 tsp colloidal oats. Top off any remaining room with kaolin clay.
NOTE: Do not use your clay on any open scabs/blemishes.
Place the desired amount of clay into a small bowl (one heaping tablespoon is generally sufficient for a full-facial mask). Add just enough liquid to wet the clay and make a thick paste. Apply and massage the skin evenly with the paste, making small circles with your fingers and avoiding the nose, eyes, mouth, and hairline. Leave the mask on until it is almost dry—if cracks are beginning to form in the mask, it is time to rinse it off. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Discard any unused paste.
Don't be surprised if your skin is a little red for about 20 minutes after making your mask! This is normal--it's because your clay gently buffs your skin as it cleans :)
Water: the easiest and most convenient option! It’s readily available and does a great job of hydrating your mask.
Hydrosols: Also known as floral waters, you can use hydrosols like lavender or rose waters to substitute part or all of the water in your mask. Each hydrosol has different benefits—personally I love what rose water does for my skin!
Aloe Juice: Using aloe juice to hydrate your mask is a wonderful way to utilize the soothing benefits of aloe while getting the toning/detoxifying benefits that a clay mask can give. Substitute part or all of your liquid with fresh aloe juice.
Milk: Any full-fat animal milk contains lactic acid, which will help those skin cells continue to keep up their natural regeneration at a healthy rate. Use for part or all of your liquid.
Coconut milk: Coconut milk is wonderful for the skin because it is high in magnesium, calcium and phosphorus. Give your skin a treat by substituting part or all of your liquid with coconut milk.
Orange juice: Adding a teaspoon of orange juice to the liquid in your mask is great for skin that is acne-prone. Just make sure you are extra-careful to avoid the eyes!