To make your natural clay mask: Add 1 teaspoon of warm water or liquid (see below) to 1 tablespoon of clay powder in a small bowl or cup, and mix well. Add more water if you prefer a thinner mask and less water if you like your facial mask to be thicker. While clay can be applied with your fingers, a fast and even application can be achieved using a makeup brush to “paint” the clay mixture onto your skin. Be sure to apply under your jaw line and to your neck and décolletage. Do not use expensive brushes. Rinse the brush well after application and stand upright to air dry.
Once applied, leave the mask to for 5-15 minutes. Most people (with normal or oily skin) can leave 10-15 minutes to dry. However, if you have dry or sensitive skin, you may wish to leave it on for just 5 minutes before removing. Use a warm wet cloth, muslin or flannel to soften the dry clay before gently washing off. Alternatively, you can apply your mask just before your shower and simply wash it off there.
There are endless ways to use natural clay. Instead of using plain warm water with your clay, you can also use your favourite gentle toner or hydrolat (floral water). These will add extra skin-soothing or astringent benefits depending on your choice of liquid. Raw organic honey boasts numerous conditioning, healing and antibacterial properties and is particularly good for blemished or problem skin Freshly puréed organic fruits and vegetables can also be added. Strawberries, high in vitamin C, are excellent for their astringent and brightening properties. Cucumber soothes and conditions stressed or sensitive skin. Plain, unsweetened yogurt added to your rhassoul treatments will provide natural lactic acid, resulting in glowing skin without resorting to harsh synthetic chemical peels. Be imaginative in creating your perfect beauty mask!
The clay is best used within 6 months of opening.