Meet The Mask - Pink Clay Rejuvenator
The previous star ingredient of this mask (rosewood) is an essential oil I no longer use due to environmental concerns.
This essential oil can be replaced with a combination of cedarwood and rosemary essential oils for a refreshing and toning boost.
This is a great pick-me-up for sensitive and/or mature skin. Both pink clay and kaolin are an ideal choice. I've mixed them together (just for fun), but this mask works equally well with one or the other.
Check the KaolinBe aware that kaolin is available in several different grades (as it is used in all sorts of applications). If you decide to give it a try, be sure you shop for cosmetics-grade kaolin. If you are unable to get hold of rose hydrosol, make an infusion of rooibos tea. Rooibos brings antioxidants and will work beautifully with these ingredients.
This is enough for one application.
- Pink clay and/or kaolin
- Rose hydrosol or rooibos tea
- Sweet almond oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Rosemary essential oil
- Small container
- Smallish brush (for applying)
- Natural sponge (for removing)
Making The Mask
- Put approx 2 tablespoons (about 30 ml) liquid into the small container
- Sprinkle/add a tablespoon + a teaspoon (about 25 gr) of the clay and let it all sink into the water (to avoid lumps: do not stir until the liquid has absorbed the clay)
- Stir until you have an even mixture. If necessary, add liquid or clay to adjust to your desired texture. This mask works best if it is applied in a thick layer.
- Add 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
- Add 2 drops rosemary essential oil and 2 drops of cedarwood essential oil
- Stir well until everything is evenly distributed
- Wash your face and neck with a good cleanser, then lightly patting the skin dry.
- Apply the mask with the brush in a thick layer, leaving the area around your eyes and lips free. You may find it easier to apply several layers.
- Let the mask sit for 10-15 minutes.
- This mask will begin to feel taut as it begins to dry.
- Remove the mask as it starts to dry.
- 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.