Updated: Jan 4
A gentle and nourishing face mask is easily achieved in my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask. I have found that this combination of ingredients works really nicely.
Clay has been used as a beauty and purification ritual dating back to ancient times.
A clay facial or body mask increases circulation and deeply cleanses the skin. They will help to remove toxins, tone and tighten the skin.
My mask contains base ingredients that deeply moisturise and plump the skin with Sweet Almond and Jojoba oil. Sweet Almond Oil has vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, high mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Jojoba Oil has protein, minerals, Plant wax, Vitamin E and even has an SPF4 sun protection. The botanical oils help to keep moisture in and compliment dry skin conditions. As Green Clay on its own can be a little drying, the addition of Sweet Almond and Jojoba Oil keep the skin moisturised and plump. They can help to aid skin by removing toxins and excess sebum and help to relieve dry skin. Splash a little water and massage in a circular motion. You can choose from Kakadu Plum for Vitamin C or from soothing Aloe Vera.
There are many clays available to make a mask. They are a must-have for your skin routine with the ability to generate heat, due to their high mineral salt content, binding with toxins and also preventing reabsorption into the skin. My two favourites are:
Kaolin White Australian Clay, otherwise known as China Clay, originally from Mount Kaolin in China. It is a white powder that is high in aluminium oxide and is especially useful for it’s cleansing, detoxifying and drawing properties. It is quite mild on your skin and can be used all over the body. Suitable for young, sensitive, mature and delicate skin.
Green French Argile Clay is also high in mineral content, mostly chromium, nickel and copper. It is best for oily skin, acne treatments and will help to soothe a variety of skin conditions. It can can help to aid skin by removing toxins and excess sebum. This clay can also be applied to any blemishes on your chest or back area.
Tip 1: For an overnight pimple remedy use my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask, place a small dab onto the spot and leave overnight. In the morning wash away. The clay absorbs excess oil during the night and will help to reduce the blemish in size.
Tip 2: Spritz my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask with a splash of water to loosen and allow the clays to work. Massage in using a small circular motion. Leave it on for 10 to 20 minutes.
Tip 3: Add a teaspoon of Greek plain yoghurt for a lactic acid peel effect plus a spritz of water or a teaspoon of honey to my Blossom Vitamin Moisturising Mask. Or a spoon of avocado for additional nourishment, especially for sensitive, dry or mature skin types. A small amount of water helps to activate both masks.
Tip 4: Pull your hair up and away from your face to keep mess under control!
Tip 5: A bath is a nice place to try this out. Damp and warm skin is the best before applying a mask. The steam will prevent the mask from becoming too tight as it draws. Spritz it regularly.
Tip 6: This is relaxation time – it’s your time. I hope you enjoy!