Last Saturday I mixed up this beautiful clay face mask and enjoyed it so much that I thought I should share it with you. It tones and softens skin leaving it glowing and refreshed.
Rose has been used for centuries in skin care. Rose petals contain carotene, B group vitamins and vitamin K. The petals of this beautiful flower are not only soothing, but also contain a good amount of vitamin C. Ascorbic acid of this plant will smooth, tone and moisturise dry, sensitive skin. Bacteria die within five minutes when contacted with fresh rose petals which makes rose a perfect medicine for fighting skin diseases. Fresh rose petals will help cure wounds and burns; they can also help in healing allergic itchy skin.
Oatmeal is well known for its softening properties. Ground oatmeal in this mask will gently exfoliate and smooth your skin. If your skin is combination, prone to breakouts, clogs, dryness, flakes and/or redness, ground oatmeal mixed with honey is a great remedy. It will leave your skin soft and healthy.
My favourite clay combination is Red & White clay or Red & Rhassoul. I discovered clay some time ago and haven’t stop using it since. I make a clay mask once a week and every time I look forward to its silky feel on my skin. Sometimes I get those horrible under the skin spots, that are nasty and painful and they don’t go away that quick. Since I started using clay I noticed that it speeds up the healing process. Clay detoxifies the skin, draws impurities out of the pores and promotes fresher, cleaner, more radiant looking skin.
If you want to make the face mask I made last Saturday, you don’t need much and the ingredients are not expensive, but the benefits you get are priceless!
Clay Face Mask with Rose Petals and Oatmeal
1-2 tsp Red & White Clay or Red & Rhassloul Clay
1-2 tsp double cream
1tsp honey (runny)
1tsp rose water
a pinch of oatmeal (ground)
a pinch of dried/fresh rose petals (ground)
Use a grinder, I used my coffee grinder, to grind the ingredients.
Grind the oatmeal together with the dried or fresh rose petals.
Mix the clays and add a table spoon of runny honey + Rose water.
Fold in the double cream.
Add the ground oatmeal and rose petals to the mix.
Carefully combine the ingredients together. Apply the mask on your clean skin for no more than 10 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and enjoy your weekend with the fresh and glowing skin!
I know that I will be using clay masks for the rest of my life! Thank you mother Earth!