Meet The Mask – Yellow Clay Moisture Injection


Yellow Clay is great for tired, dry skin. The addition of both honey and almond oil brings a real moisture injection to the mix. If you are able to get hold of orange blossom hydrosol, the effect of this mask be greater than with any of the other liquids.

Contrary to many clay-based masks, this one doesn't dry out or even feel taut. It is also made a bit thinner than normal.

This is enough for one application.

You will need the following ingredients 

- Yellow Clay
- Demineralized water, orange blossom hydrosol, or chamomile tea
- fluid honey
- sweet almond oil

And you will need the following items
- small container
- teaspoon
- tablespoon
- smallish brush (for applying the mask)
- natural sponge (for removing the mask)

Making The Mask

1. Put approx 1 tablespoon (about 15 ml) liquid into the small container
2. Sprinkle/add a tablespoon of the clay and let it all sink into the water (to avoid lumps: do not stir until the liquid has absorbed the clay)
3. Add 1 teaspoon honey 
4. Add a little less than 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil and stir until everything is mixed. If necessary, add liquid or clay to adjust the texture. This mask is made to go on thin, so don't make the mixture too thick.


Applying The Mask

Always start by washing your face and neck with a good cleanser, then lightly patting the skin dry. Now apply the mask with the brush in a thin layer, leaving the area around your eyes and lips free. 

The texture is a little unusual because of the addition of honey and oil. It may look like the mask separates, but this will not affect the way it works.

Let the mask sit about 10 minutes. Ideally, lie down and relax. This mask will stay relatively soft and pliable. 


Removing The Mask

Wet the natural sponge and carefully soften and remove the mask. Rinse and repeat until the mask is completely gone. Pat your face dry and apply a (non-alcoholic!!) skin tonic or spritz your face with a skin mist. Finish with a good moisturizer or a light application of face oil.

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