Masks for the beautification and purification of the face and body date back to early civilizations. Clay was especially valued in masks because of its ability to absorb mineral, animal, and botanical dyes.
Today, masks are used primarily for cosmetic purposes to provide a deep-clean the skin.
Clay masks lightly exfoliate as they tighten, stimulate circulation, remineralize, and soften the skin. This mask can be customized according to skin type, find out what skin type you have here.
Mix as required;
- Start with 1 tablespoon powdered white cosmetic clay or kaolin
- For dry skin: Add 2 teaspoons heavy cream, half-and-half, or full-fat coconut milk
- For oily skin: Add 2 teaspoons aloe vera juice
- For Combination skin: Add 2 teaspoons low-fat or whole dairy milk, almond milk, or coconut water.
- In a very small bowl, use a spoon or tiny whisk to combine the clay with enough of the liquid of your choice to form a smooth, spreadable paste.
- Using your fingers, spread the paste onto your face and neck.
- Let it dry completely. (this will take 20 to 30 minutes)
- When you’re ready, rinse off with warm water.
- Use a clay face mask one to two times per week for best results.