If you’re new to DIY skin care, you should know, clay is a powerful ingredient. When mixed with a liquid you have an incredibly effective detox mask that purges pores of impurities while revving up circulation which in turn brings oxygen to the cells for healing and cell turnover. Hello brighter, more radiant skin! So yeah, clay is a good idea.
The downside about clay is that it pulls everything out of your pores, including moisture. For dry skin it can wreak havoc. This is where rose clay comes in….
I’ve been hearing about rose clay for a while but literally have a cabinet FULL of clays that I’ll never make it though so I’ve been putting off buying 1 more.
After researching rose clay benefits, I decided to get it anyway, despite being eye ball deep in french green clay, bentonite, rhassoul and kaolin.
The thing about rose clay is that it is great for dry skin and even sensitive skin. This is a contrast from most clays. I find it hard to do a weekly clay mask. It’s draw backs seem to out weigh it’s benefits.
I’m so glad I ended up trying rose clay because it is quite different and much more suited for dry, aging skin.
Plus, it exfoliates. Correct me if I’m wrong but I’ve never known other clays to do that!
What is Rose Clay?
Rose clay is a mild Kaolin Clay that is commonly used to clean and purify the skin. It has mild exfoliating powers and also helps to detoxify the skin by drawing impurities out of the pores.
Benefits of Rose Clay:
- Removes dead skin cells
- Tightens pores
- Can fade hyper-pigmentation
- Removes toxins
- Reduces irritation and inflammation
- Increases circulation
- Encourages collagen and elastin production
- Promotes new cell growth
How to Use Rose Clay:
Mix 1 tbsp. of rose clay with 1/2 tbsp. of a water based ingredient such as aloe vera gel, hydrosol or water.
- Apply a thin layer to the skin.
- Leave on for about 10 minutes. It’s important to not let the clay fully dry. Go HERE to find out why.
- Rinse with cool water.
- Follow up with a toner and moisturizer.
*If you are extremely dry, it would be helpful to follow up with a moisturizing mask.
*I like to use a clay mask straight out of the shower. The steam from a warm shower softens dead skin allowing a more efficient exfoliation. Plus warm steam opens the pores allowing them to be easily purged.*
As you can see, using clay is so easy. Since roes clay is much gentler then most clays, I would suggest you use rose clay as a weekly mask. I’m happy to have rose clay in my arsenal as winter approaches.
Clay masks are so vital and beneficial when it comes to skin care but for those of us that are dry and working on diminishing or preventing wrinkles, they can only be used occasionally.
With rose clay, we have one more thing we can do to care for our skin! After all, it’s the only skin we’ve got!
I found rose clay HERE.
Can you store the rose clay and water mixture that is left over after applying?
Lauren-I wouldn’t. It won’t be fresh or as effective plus bacteria would become an issue.
Can I add glycerin and rose water to pink clay ?
Lorraine-I don’t know any reason you couldn’t!