CLAYS & MASKS
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Our Dry Clays & Masks are formulated to firm, tighten and diminish fine lines as well as detoxify and draw out impurities and oils from the surface of the skin. This is especially helpful to you if you have acne or oily and blemish-prone skin since our formulas, help draw out the impurities as well as absorb excess oils on the surface of the skin which will help control shine.
But even if you're not plagued by breakouts, our Dry Clays & Masks are rich in minerals and acids that benefit other skin types too.
Our Rose Clay is mild and has skin-soothing properties so is suitable for all skin types. It will gently work to exfoliate and gently slough away dull dead skin, absorb impurities and excess oil from your pores, detox and clear pores, and leave your skin feeling wonderfully soft.
Our Earth Clay deeply cleanses and purifies skin and is excellent for drawing impurities out from the skin all while nourishing skin with essential minerals and skin smoothing silica. It soaks up excess sebum in skin and helps to rebalance sebum production which will help prevent future breakouts. It is also a wonderful skin treatment for dry and aging skin because it gently exfoliates the skin, leaving it soft and silky smooth and hydrated.
Our dry clays were specifically formulated without water, so you can combine them and activate them with water or one of our botanical waters. This provides you with the freshest product!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT MASKING?
check out the answers to the most commonly asked questions below
Get your ingredients together, all you need is:
*small glass bowl
*plastic or wooden spoon/spatula for mixing or you can use your mask brush
*your dry clay
*facial clay mask brush
**Important note: when mixing clay with water, do not use metal. So stick to glass or plastic mixing bowls and spoons. The quick reason for this is because the clay is “energized” and contains a negative charge. When the clay is activated with liquid it will absorb positive charged toxins, like heavy metals. You don’t want your clay clumping to your liquid spoon but to save that energy to work on your skin.
Step 1: Start with approx 1.5 teaspoons of clay in your bowl.
Step 2: Slowly add 1.5 teaspoon of room temperature or warm water, or one of our botanical waters or a combination of both and mix. *If using water, Pro tip: filtered water is best.
Step 3: Add more water or clay a little at a time until you get a smooth, creamy consistency.
Step 1: Cleanse your face first.
Step 2: Using a face mask brush, apply the mask to your skin. Apply first a thin layer of product to your face and neck, then apply a second thicker layer so the mask is approx 1/8″ thick.
Step 3: Let the clay sit for approx 10-15 minutes. For sensitive skin types, apply for 5 – 10 minutes.
Step 4: Before the clay is almost dry on your skin, rinse it off. Tip: Warm your face cloth with hot water and then hold it to my face. This re-hydrates the mask making it easier to remove. Remove all the mask from your face using a cloth.
After application of a clay mask, you will feel a tightening effect on your skin. Redness for up to 30 minutes after application is normal.
Step 6: Moisturize! Tip: Use our Plum Beauty Oil!
Enjoy your super smooth skin!!
Why is my face red after a clay mask?
You may have left the mask on for too long. Remember, take the mask off before or as soon as it is dry. Once it dries, there isn't any benefit to keeping it on longer and you may get more redness. Keep in mind some redness after a clay mask application is normal. That’s because clay brings blood to the surface of your skin while it’s absorbing impurities from your skin. So if you have redness and are reading this right after taking a mask off, don’t worry. Wait some time after masking and your skin tone should be back to normal. If you have extra sensitive skin, you may want to start off masking by applying and then removing after a few minutes. You can then add a few more minutes each time to ensure the masking time works for your skin.
Should you let a Clay Mask dry?
This depends on your skin type. Sensitive skin and drier skin may require shorter masking times. However, there is no benefit to keeping a mask on once it dries. You should see immediate improvements in your skin after masking. If you have any negative side effects such as drying, stinging or redness, you should shorten the masking time. After applying a mask to your skin, it is in a hyper-porous state which means that the products that you follow it with can be easily absorbed and reach deeper layers making a greater impact. So even a few minute mask has benefits.
What is the best time to use a face mask?
Applying a face mask before bed is my favorite time to relax and unwind for the day. It also helps clear all the built up impurities from your skin and let your skin rejuvenate itself after a mask during the night.
Because clay masks can have a super strong absorption effect on your skin, it’s often recommended that you use a clay mask 1-2 times per week.
You can increase the usage of a clay mask if you ensure that you are not letting the clay mask dry on your skin. Removing it prior to the dry flaky stage, ensures that the clay doesn’t enter the stage of absorbing your natural oils.
Make sure to apply a moisturizer or a beauty oil following the treatment like our Plum Beauty Oil.
As with any skincare treatment, it’s important to notice how your skin reacts, is it too dry after doing 3 masks a week? How is your skin responding?
Masks are a wonderful supplement to your skin care regime and can assist with acne and acne scars.
Yes! Each type of clay contains different minerals that are beneficial for different skin types.
For dry skin, you can still find benefit from clay masks but it’s especially important that you do not let the mask dry on your skin, and that you apply moisturizer afterwards.
Start by applying a mask, once per week. Then try twice per week and see how your skin reacts. Your skin is unique to you and what may skin care treatments are not a blanket, one size fits all, so adapt for your needs.
You should definitely use a mask after cleansing your face, but contrary to popular belief, your pores don't open and close. Cleansing your face or having a shower doesn’t “open your pores”. However it does cleanse and loosen debris that might be trapped in your pores making it easier for the clay to adsorb those impurities.
A clay mask is great anytime. But it can be helpful to enjoy a clay mask after your shower.
Clay masks are one of the very best ways to gently exfoliate and boost your skincare routine. Clay has been used in skin care since the 18th century! But there are a lot of other brands that produce hydrated clay masks with added water and in order to keep bacteria out, preservatives are a must. Not all preservatives are bad but there are popular synthetic preservatives for cosmetic use that have alot of controversy around them in recent years. We take a precautionary role and avoid them altogether.
We want you to use our Dry Clays and know that you aren't adding anything potentially harmful while you are cleansing and detoxifying your skin. By activating your mask at home by adding your own choice of hydration to our Dry Clay Masks (water, botanical water, honey, or a combination), you can be assured that your mask is fresh, effective and free from bacteria.