Benefits of a Face Masque

Facial masque’s have been used as cosmetic treatments since ancient times to help nourish and rejuvenate the skin.  These specialized treatments are meant to remove all the impurities and dead skin cells which can cause acne and other skin conditions.  They leave the skin feeling smooth and soft and help promote overall health and skin cell regeneration.  There are many different natural elements that will enhance the effect of your custom made masque. There are active ingredients that are hydrating, exfoliating, healing, nourishing or deep cleansing. Choose the ingredients that you believe will most benefit your face.



     What is most amazing about clay masque’s is how they impart their detoxifying and nourishing effects. As the clay masque dries it exchanges nutrients in the clay for toxins in the skin. When suspended in water, clay develops a negative charge. This negative charge attracts the positively charged toxins within the skin and literally pulls them out of the skin. As the clay draws out toxins, it deposits nutrients, including trace minerals like silica, INTO the skin.  Clay is a great source of trace minerals that our bodies cannot produce on its own, but are required for healthy, soft, glowing skin. It is truly incredible how something as simple as clay has such a sophisticated cleansing effect.


     Including a clay face mask in your skincare routine not only gives you the added detoxifying and nourishing benefits, but can also help you get better results from your current skincare products. Start by applying a thick layer of a clay face mask to freshly cleansed skin. Allow the mask to dry completely on your skin (about 15-20 minutes) and then rinse with warm water. Pat your skin dry with a clean towel. Then tone and moisturize your skin. You will IMMEDIATELY notice a more radiant complexion. Clay is truly amazing!



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Clays

Active Ingredients

Australian Olive green clay:
Strengthening for all skin types, this clay is the strongest of all clays for detoxification and is beneficial for use on acne-prone and oily skin. Minerals in the clay help to rebalance oil flow, strengthen the skin, and aid in the repair of scars. It is ideal for body wraps after pregnancy, where cellulite or stretch marks are of concern. This clay is not recommended for dry skin.

 


French Yellow Clay:
This clay is considered to be a powerful detoxifier which draws out impurities from the body while the essential minerals within the clay are released. It stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, removes dead skin cells, and tones & strengthens connective tissues to leave skin smooth, fresh & radiant



Kaolin Clay: 

This clay is excellent for sensitive skin due to how mild it is. If you have dry or sensitive skin and are concerned about having too much oil absorbed, this may be the right clay for you to try.

 


Washed Blue Clay:

This clay can be used to wash away the impurities used in the treatment of oily and problematic skin. It also regulates sebum flow, cleanses hair follicles and dissolves impurities on the skin.

Colloidal Oatmeal:
   Oatmeal binds to the skin and creates a barrier that is thought to protect the skin. The hydrated granules of oatmeal adhere to the surface of the skin and provide a protective film attracting humidity and reducing friction. It has been used in Egypt since 2,000 BC for its beautifying effects. It is used for natural moisturizing properties and to alleviate itching. All Natural.


Cucumber Peel Extract:
   Calm & Cooling ... Cucumber Peel extract makes a wonderful addition to skin care product for its anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties! It is pale green in color with a light, refreshing cucumber scent. Cucumber is rich in vitamins, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair. In addition, cucumber peel offers a natural source for a fresh, powerful antioxidant.
Cucumber Peel Extract can be used to keep the facial skin soft while providing a natural sunscreen. It also acts as a skin toner and can be used in astringent. Revitalize stressed and tired skin, leaving calm, cool and radiant.



Dead Sea Mineral Mud:
   The Dead Sea is the most saline body of water in the world with far greater concentrations of minerals than any ocean (a concentration of 32% minerals compared to other seas, holding approximately 3%).
   Mud from the Dead Sea has a high salt and mineral content, all of which are essential for the body. The mud infuses the skin with minerals leaving it clean, refreshed and hydrated. Dead Sea mud has the dual purpose of exfoliating as well as being as a natural cleanser. It not only removes toxins and impurities from the skin, but also tightens and tones the skin, improves blood circulation, hydrates the skin and aids in skin regeneration.
   We recommend that you try the Dead Sea Mineral Mud as a face or body mask, by applying and leaving on skin to dry, then rinsing off and moisturizing to complete this refreshing feeling.


Green Tea Extract:
   Green Tea Extract is used internationally in cosmetics, as it is a rich source of anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Green Tea Extract is hailed in the natural skin care industry. It is said to help repair the effects of aging and environmental factors. The active constituents in Green Tea are the Catechin - Polyphenols. Green Tea catechins are potent antioxidants.


Honey Powder:
   Honey Powder is said to have anti-aging properties. Honey is a humectant, having the ability attract and retain moisture, and to rebuild the moisture level in the skin without making it oily.


Honey Suckle Flower:
   This extract is considered to have a number of properties in traditional medicine, including uses as an antiviral, anti-bacterial and a diuretic. Honeysuckle Extract can also be used in external applications to assist in clearing acne, boils and other skin eruptions.


Lemon Powder:
   Lemon Peel Powder cleans skin thoroughly, a natural astringent, maintains and balances oil production, refreshes and rejuvenates the skin.


Olive Leaf Extract:
   This extract contains nearly 100 phytochemicals and essential nutrients and is used in skin care preparations to clear acne, blemishes and soothe dry, stressed skin. Olive Leaf Extract is also noted for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used in preparations for anti-aging.


Seaweed/Kelp:
   Seaweed Powder is a rich source of vitamins including vitamins B12 (not found in land plants), vitamin E, amino acids, minerals, trace elements, and other nutrients. Seaweed powder makes for an effective cleansing and exfoliating agent. When applied to the skin, Seaweed treatments act as a powerful detoxifier that draws out toxins and impurities while adding beneficial nutrients. It helps to stimulate the body's metabolism and circulation which gives skin a healthy, revitalize and glowing appearance. Seaweed contains fatty acids to combat skin irritation and inflammation; and may assist with skin ailments such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. Seaweed Powder is suitable for all skin types.


Strawberry Extract:
   This extract is rich in polyphenols and Vitamin C, Strawberry extract provides protection for the skin, has skin soothing properties and is a wonderful toner to reduce the appearance of pores.


Watermelon Extract:
   Watermelon Extract is rich in Vitamin C and naturally occurring carbohydrates and amino acids. It supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal.
Rosehip Powder: Rosehips are an excellent source of Vitamin C. They also contain tannin and carotene that aid in cell regeneration and building elastin.  It is also know to heal damaged skin caused by acne or mild scarring.