If your face needs a moisturizing and whitening boost, then it is time to pamper yourself with a homemade facial mask!
The basic ingredient for the facial mask is good quality clay. Kaolin clay is a popular choice as it has been traditionally used as masks to nourish, purify and soothe all skin types. Mixing this type of clay with other beneficial clays also enhances the effect of the mask, and this recipe includes french pink clay for its ability to balance stressed skin, soften fine lines and improve overall skin texture.
Image from left: Australian Red Reef Clay, Australian Olive Green Clay, French Pink Clay, French Yellow Clay and Australian Ivory Clay
Once the clay mixture is made, other beneficial ingredients can also be added in to create a truly pampering experience for the skin. These include carrier oils, herbal powders, essential oils or extracts. Finely ground rose powder is added in this recipe for its whitening and hydrating benefits.
We also recommend putting in some olive and rosehip seed oil to soften skin and reduce the sensation of tightness typically associated with clay masks when they start to dry. The essential oils of rosewood and frankincense are chosen in this recipe for their skin repair properties.
Please test the clay mask on your wrist to make sure you do not have any adverse reaction prior to applying on the face.