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Cleanse, detoxify, rejuvenate the skin – DIY Clay Facial Mask

Updated: Oct 12, 2023


Discover DIP Clay Mask : exfoliation, natural ingredients, botanical extract

We strive to promote nature’s strength and encourage everyone to share our passion to use natural resources and reduce unnecessary waste. Here is what we do to help saving our planet, using natural cleansing ingredients and opt for biodegradables materials on 80% of our packaging. Here is what you may want to know about clay mask and how to choose them.


Do you know that applying clay mask regularly will leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated? Naturally sourced clay is packed with minerals, which provides cleansing and exfoliating effects to the skin. Some other types of clay, combined with floral water or oil may help minimize the oily residue on the face, reducing the appearance of acne and blackheads. There has not been a lot of scientific research done on this subject. However, a short study publish by a Brazilian institute provides some insight on the usage of clay in cosmetic industry. <Characterization and Short-Term clinical study of clay facial mask>


According the article <How Clay Masks May Benefit the Health of Your Skin and Hair> on healthline.com, to treat mild forms of acne, such as pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads, mixing the clay powder with warm water makes the treatment more effective as perspiration increase and the oil and dirt released from the skin grows.

Kaolin clay, Rhassoul clay, French green clay, Multani mitti clay

Kaolin: mildest and safest for sensitive skin

Kaolin pink clay is a gentle and mild clay suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is rich in minerals and has a softening effect on the skin. This clay helps detoxify the skin, remove impurities, and minimize the appearance of pores. Kaolin pink clay also promotes a more radiant and youthful complexion by improving skin tone and texture.

If your skin is on the dry side, considering the type of clay that is milder with lower temperature. Limited usage such as once a week is recommended. Personally, during winter time, I replace the water with oil, for example, avocado oil or sweet almond oil is very mild and easily absorbed by our skin. If you are lucky enough not have to worry about all the skin issues other people struggle with, vamping up a kaolin clay mask with fruit extract, rose water, or hyaluronic acid, is definitely a treat to your face.


Rhassoul

Rhassoul clay originates from Morocco, come with a brownish red color, is rich in magnesium and potassium. The rich component of minerals is said to detoxify and condition the skin and the hair. However, Rhassoul clay is unique from other clays in that it boasts a higher mineral content including silica, potassium, magnesium, calcium, and other trace minerals so this makes it extremely beneficial for conditioning. It has been used for centuries in traditional beauty rituals. Rhassoul clay is excellent for absorbing excess oil and impurities from the skin, making it suitable for oily and acne-prone skin types. It also helps improve skin texture and can promote a radiant complexion. In this article < Benefits of Rhassoul Clay for Hair>, it is recommended to use on the hair as well.


French Green (illite clay)

French Green clay is another alternative. Originated from south of France, illite clay, also called sea clay or marine clay, can sooth skin irritation without overly drying it. As a natural exfoliant, it helps remove dead skin cells, stimulate cell regeneration and leave skin clean and fresh. It contains minerals such as montmorillonite, which help draw out toxins, dirt, and excess oil from the pores. French Green clay can help tighten the skin, improve circulation, and promote a more balanced complexion. It is suitable for normal to oily skin types.


Multani Mitti

Bentonite clay - A rare find, volcanic ash brings the finest clay, Multani Mitti clay, or called Fuller’s Earth. It is rich in minerals, is the best material for cleaning the pores and removing impurities. It has excellent oil-absorbing properties, making it ideal for oily and acne-prone skin. Multani Mitti helps control sebum production, unclogs pores, and reduces the appearance of blackheads and whiteheads. It also has a soothing and cooling effect on the skin, making it a great option for calming inflammation and sunburn. Do not recommended for sensitive skin.

DIY clay mask workshop offered by MeiJi & co. Montreal

How to make your own clay mask:

  1. In a clean container, put in the dry clay powder (10 – 15g).

  2. Prepare your choice of liquid. It could be tap water, rose water (or any other floral water), lightweight oil such as avocado oil or apricot kernel oil. Start with 10-15 drops of liquid to see the texture. Depending on personal preference, apply a thin or slightly-thicker layer of the clay mixture to the face, or extend to the neck area. Be ware of not to have the mixture too runny and avoid the area around the eyes.

  3. Wait for the mask to dry, proximately 10 -15 minutes, or when you feel a slight discomfort as the skin gets tightened. Rinse off the mask with warm water and apply toner or facial cream as usual.

  4. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend a patch test prior applying to the face. Please note that each individual has unique skin complexion and the result may differ.


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