What's So Great About Clay?
I've worked with clay for years and must admit I've never actually studied in detail how it worked, but just enjoyed that fact that it did – magically. One could be tempted to ask what's not great about clay?
Clay cleanses, nourishes and even helps heal your skin. I've used it in masks, cleansers, creams – even make-up. It's a wonderfully tangible ingredient to work with and never disappoints.
A Palette of PossibilitiesThere are numerous clays to choose from, and I have worked with as many as I have run across – from Australian super-fine clays and the classic Rhassoul Moroccan Soap Clay (a staple in my collection) to the wide selection of fabulous French clays that boast mineral-nourishment and extra special skin-loving action (not to mention a plethora of fun colors to choose from).
Get Your Masks OnThere's a downright earthy quality (pun intended) to a making and applying a clay mask that brings out the child in you – except with a mask, it's refined, very grownup and utterly luxurious pampering – pure healthy fun!
I was at one point developing masks for sale, but after many batches, concluded that a freshly-made clay mask is far superior and decided to share my mask-making experiences on this blog. You will find a series of how-to clay masks in the 'Meet The Mask' articles. (click Masks under Labels to see what's been added so far).