A gentle and nourishing face mask is easily achieved here in my do-it-yourself 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 like honey, camellia oil, jojoba oil, rose hip oil and wheatgerm oil. Honey is a humectant, drawing moisture to your skin and has skin brightening alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). The oils are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Camelia has A, B, and C and Rosehip has A and C. In addition one clay pouch has a pinch of Vitamin C from Kakadu Plum while the other has skin 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. This clay can also be applied to any blemishes on your chest or back area.
Tip 1: For an overnight pimple remedy take a pinch of white or green clay, 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: Mix and apply as you need it. It won’t keep for long and add just enough liquid to make a smooth paste. Leave it on for10 to 20 minutes.
Tip 3: Add a teaspoon of Greek plain yoghurt for a lactic acid peel effect plus a teaspoon of water, a teaspoon of honey and oil to a tablespoon of clay. Or avocado for additional nourishment, especially for sensitive, dry or mature skin types. A small amount of water helps to make a smooth paste for 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!