Activated Charcoal Clay Face Mask is good for oily and blemish-prone skin
Activated Bamboo Charcoal is hugely popular in today’s beauty world—and for good reason! It’s a powerful ingredient that deeply cleans skin, drawing out even the most deep-seated impurities. Combined with both Bentonite and White Kaolin clays, this rich mask will help control oil production and target acne, leaving your complexion crystal-clear and purified.
About 8 to 12 uses per jar
ACTIVATED BAMBOO CHARCOAL - Activated Bamboo Charcoal—charcoal that has been pulverized and steamed—has even greater drawing power due to its wider surface area, enabling it to absorb a higher volume of bacteria, impurities, and micro-particles.
Due to its antibacterial and exfoliating properties, and its ability to deep clean, bamboo charcoal is great for folks with acne, troubled skin, or oily/combination skin. It works to unclog pores and absorb excess oil to help fight blemishes and blackheads. Charcoal adsorbs dirt and debris from pores leaving skin ultra-clean, soft and smooth. Four times more adsorbent (yes, the word is adsorbent) than wood charcoal, bamboo charcoal eliminates impurities and neutralizes odors.
WHITE KAOLIN CLAY - The mildest of all clays, White Kaolin is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. Its soothing properties help easily irritated skin and complexions prone to breakouts, rashes, and redness. With its soft and gentle abrasive texture, White Kaolin Clay works as a mild exfoliant, gently sloughing off dead and dry skin cells, to help keep your complexion smooth and clarified. White Kaolin will not clog pores and helps removes traces of dirt, impurities, and bacteria, making it an ideal component in this acne-fighting mask.
BENTONITE CLAY - Composed mainly of weathered and aged volcanic ash sediments, Bentonite Clay is highly absorbent and perfect for those with oily, acne-prone skin. Known for its purifying abilities, Bentonite extracts oil and dirt, unclogs and shrinks pores, and targets blemishes with its antibacterial properties. After doing its job detoxifying, Bentonite Clay infuses skin with minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silicon, all important components that help keep skin in good health!
Clay Face Masks can be a versatile addition to any skincare regimen. We love our powder clay masks because, unlike the already prepared gel and cream masks, powder masks can be easily customized with extra mix-in ingredients* to provide your complexion with exactly what it needs as the seasons or your facial skin changes over time. The powder formula also stays fresh without preservatives.
Bentonite Clay, Kaolin Clay, Bamboo Charcoal
Creating an application technique that works for your skin will get you one step closer to a beautiful complexion.
Mixing The Clay
Step 1: Start with approx 1/2 to 1 Tablespoon of clay in a clay face mask bowl or any small non-metal bowl.
Step 2: Slowly add 1/4 teaspoon of room temperature or warm water and mix with a non-metal spoon.
Step 3: Continue adding small amounts of water and mixing until a creamy mud-like consistency is reached. Some clays need more water and some need less, so always begin with just a little water and continue to check the consistency. Be sure to mix well to a smooth clay paste.
Applying the Mask
Step 1: Begin with a clean, dry face free of make-up, moisturizers, etc.
Step 2: Using a clay face mask applicator brush or a flat foundation brush, apply the mask to your face. You can apply using any technique that you like. I usually apply a thin first layer and then apply a second thicker layer so the mask is about 1/8″ thick.
Step 3: Allow mask to dry for 5-10 minutes. Drying times vary depending on the clay and your skin type. As the clay dries you will feel a pulling and tightening sensation on your skin.
For oily skin or a deep cleanse, allow the mask to dry almost completely and then remove--leaving the mask on longer does not add anything beneficial to the treatment and may cause increased redness.
The drying phase is when the clay draws moisture from the surface of the skin.
Thus for sensitive or dry skin or a more gentle cleanse, allow the mask to only dry around the edges of the face and nose and then remove (about 5 minutes).
Removing the Mask
Step 1: I like to remove a clay mask with warm water and my fingers.
To re-hydrate the mask a bit for easier removal, you can dampen a face cloth with warm water and hold it to the face before removal.
Using gentle circular motions with fingers helps to stimulate circulation, polish your skin and provide an exfoliating action as the mask is removed. You may also use a face cloth to remove the mask.
Step 2: Gently pat face dry completely with a soft face towel.
After application of a clay mask, you will feel a tightening effect and the skin may even feel a bit itchy at first.
Clay helps increase circulation. As a result, you may experience mild temporary redness for up to 30 minutes.
Step 3: Moisturize! Follow-up with a facial oil or moisturizer
Step 4: Enjoy your super smooth and beautifully fresh skin!
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