The party season is almost upon us, and naturally we want to look our best for all of the memorable social occasions. A big part of looking and feeling great, both inside and out, is having a radiant complexion, and this starts with the right skincare routine. Here’s how cosmetic clays can help you get that effortless glow.
Start with a detoxifying face mask
Our skin can become clogged up with dirt, oils, makeup and pollutants that our regular cleansing routine cannot shift. Applying an all-in-one face mask that is suitable for all skin types once a week can help to draw out impurities and leave your skin looking revitalised and feeling soothed. Here are the benefits of using a natural clay formula.
Red clay is a natural mineral with a high concentration of iron oxide. It has been used since ancient times for cosmetic purposes due to its remarkable properties. It’s rich in trace elements that stimulate the circulation, resulting in a fresher looking complexion. The iron oxide and silica help to soften the skin and improve elasticity.
Vitamin C helps to boost the production of collagen, which is the body’s protein that builds and supports the structure of the skin. It boosts the growth of new skin cells and replaces dead ones, and helps the skin to maintain its youthful suppleness and elasticity. As we get older, our collagen levels tend to decrease, leading to wrinkles and sagging skin.
Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties that can protect your skin from damaging pollutants that are unavoidable, even if we use sunscreen on a daily basis. This can help to avoid further damage and improve an uneven skin dark, minising dark spots and brightening the complexion.
Green Tea extract
Pure Green Tea extract has been used as a skincare treatment for centuries. It’s packed with antioxidants and antimicrobials that soothe your skin, reducing redness and inflammation.
Kaolin white clay
Kaolin is a mild clay that originates from China, and has a gentle soothing effect that draws out impurities. The mildness of the clay leaves your skin's natural oil balance intact and reduces irritation, so it’s particularly suitable for those with sensitive skin.
Rosehip Powder and Aloe Vera
These 100% natural ingredients are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Rosehip powder can promote skin regeneration and leave your complexion looking softer and smoother, and aloe vera leaves your skin perfectly hydrated and soothed.
How to apply a face mask
Start with a gentle cleanser to remove surface dirt and makeup. Prepare 1 tbsp of the mask powder with rose water or spring water, and use a wooden spoon to ensure that the paste is smooth. Apply it generously to the face and neck, and leave it to work for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and a face cloth.