Finding the perfect clay mask for your unique skin type can be a tricky endeavor! And if you’re blessed with the triple whammy of dryness, flakiness, and itchiness you may even think that a clay mask is totally off-limits.
But what if I told you about a mask that’s loaded with essential minerals, vitamins, and active compounds that rejuvenate, hydrate, and moisturize? Pretty much all the things your dry skin is begging for! I know awesome right?!
Discover in today’s post how a clay mask can actually benefit a dull, tired complexion that’s begging for some glow, hydration, and nourishment. Plus get some specific tips on using a dry powder mask for all you dry-skinned beauties!
First things first; what are the benefits of a clay mask?
A clay mask can provide the skin with a bunch of benefits. They’re great at cleansing and gently exfoliating, purifying and detoxifying, they even boost circulation leaving your skin smoother and brighter.
Clays in general all have the following actions and attributes:
- Removes Impurities
- Detoxifies The Skin
- Exfoliates Removing Dead Skin Cells
- Invigorates The Skin
- Boosts Circulation
- Leaves Skin Brighter and Smoother
- Reduces Skin Irritation
- Absorbs Excess Oil
- Calms and Soothes Skin
- Stimulating and Hydrating
- 100% Natural Origin
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The best clay mask for dry skin types
Normally associated with oily skin, clay masks are wonderful at absorbing excess oils and removing dead skin cells. But what about us dry-skinned babes who don’t want to miss out on all the fun that comes with a clay mask pamper session, can’t we join in too?
As it just so turns out, clay masks don’t have to be drying at all, in fact, we’ve developed a clay mask specifically formulated for dry, combination skin types!
Introducing our Pink Clay Mask, blended with Australian Kaolin Clay and Pink French Clay that all gently clean and draw out toxins without drying out the skin. Rose and Colloidal Oatmeal both have extremely effective moisturizing and soothing properties that can help to hydrate and nourish dry skin. This mask is perfect for when you wanna exfoliate without stripping away all your skin’s juicy moisture.
This mask finishes with Strawberry and Sweet Orange both of which are packed with Vitamin C, a highly popular anti-oxidant, and a required component in the production of collagen, the tissue responsible for skin suppleness, tightening, brightening and elasticity of the skin.
Additionally, all our clay masks come in a powder form, so depending on the potency you desire (according to your particular skin type), you have the ability to dilute less or more. You also have the ability to supercharge your mask with a liquid of your choice, for dry skin, we suggest using Rose Floral Water or Lavender Floral Water, honey, vegetable glycerin, or aloe vera juice for additional hydration and moisture.
Or try adding a few drops of your favorite plant oil such as Rosehip Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil or Golden Jojoba Oil. These oils will prevent moisture evaporating from the skin and supply the skin with essential fatty acids and vitamins keeping the skin soft and smooth.
How to use a clay mask when you have dry skin
Step 1: Using a wooden or ceramic spoon, dish out about 2 teaspoons of our Pink Clay Mask dry powder into a wooden, glass or ceramic mixing bowl.
Step 2: Choose a liquid of choice, such as demineralized water, floral water or aloe vera juice, and then add a few drops of your chosen plant oil.
TIP: You can also add vegetable glycerin or honey for extra humectant properties.
Mix in enough liquid to form a thick paste (usually 2 teaspoons). And adjust the amount if it’s too thick, or too thin. Once applied, the mask should stay in place and not drip or be runny.
Step 3: Cleanse your face, then apply a generous but even layer to the face. Using clean finger tips or a cosmetic brush, avoiding the eyes and hairline.
Step 4: This is a SUPER important step! Ensure that you remove the mask before it dries completely. It should not be flaking or leaving powder every where, if it’s doing this you’ve left it on too long. Leaving it on for too long could cause dryness and irritation.
Step 4: Once the mask starts to dry in some places, re-hydrate your mask using a floral water mist, or a quick splash of water in order to make it easier to remove. Then remove it completely using a warm damp face cloth.
Step 5: Keeping your face slightly damp from removal, follow your mask with your favourite moisturiser or facial oil to lock in moisture.
Frequency: Start by applying a face mask once a week (perhaps for #selfcaresunday). Then try increasing that to twice per week and see how your skin responds. Clay face masks are not a one size fits all treatment, so adapt them to your specific needs. For example, in between treatments I target just my t-zone (which tends to produce more oil). By applying the mask over just my nose, forehead, and chin I reduce the chances of the rest of my face getting too dry.
To sum it all up, clay face masks are a great skincare solution for removing impurities from your pores, even for people with dry or combination skin. However, it’s important to make sure you’re using the right clay in the right way! If you’re unsure about anything discussed above, or you have questions feel free to ask away in the comments section below.
I am more than happy to help you create the perfect clay mask solution!
Shop the perfect clay mask for your skin type!
And clay masks don’t just have benefits for your skin! Using a mask just once a week can do wonders for your mood! Get that luxurious spa experience in the comfort of your home using one of our high-performing clay masks. Blended with natural botanicals to suit every skin type and concern. Free from parabens, sulfates, and artificial ingredients like dyes, fragrances, preservatives or alcohol. And all proudly made in small batches right here in Australia.