Finding the right face mask can be difficult. We hope this little guide can help you find the qualities in a mask that you may be looking for. We will be creating new masks as we are just starting out this new company and are pretty excited for the opportunity to work with you!
Some masks can leave your skin red for approximately 30 to 45 minutes after you wash it off. This is common and no need for alarm. For this reason if you have a big event you may want to use a mask a few days before the event rather than the evening before.
Bentonite Clay-This clay is useful on oily skin. This clay is considered excellent at absorbing oil. Thought to remove acne causing toxins from the skin and revitalize tired skin. (Bentonite Mask)
Rose Kaolin/ White Kaolin Clay-This clay is very mild and useful on oily, tired and sensitive skin. This clay contains higher levels of iron and is thought to help reduce irritation and soothing the skin due to the naturally high levels of minerals found in the clay. Creamy soft texture when wet this clay helps to cleanse out toxins. (Pinkie Out! Mask, Detoxifying Kaolin Mask, The Pink Goat Mask, Cooling Cucumber Face Mask)
Brown Illite Clay- This clay is useful on oily, tired or sensitive skin. This clay contains higher levels of potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium. This clay is thought to help with anti-aging of the skin due to the naturally high levels of minerals found in the clay. Coarse texture when wet. (Chocolate Lover Mask)
French Green Clay- This clay is useful on oily, tired or sensitive skin. This clay contains higher levels of potassium, calcium and magnesium. This clay is absorbent and known for the ability to pull out toxins from the skin. This clay has a coarse texture. (Green Envy!, Greener Envy!)
Rhassoul Clay- This clay is useful on oily, tired or sensitive skin. This clay contains higher levels of magnesium, potassium and calcium. This clay is thought to be detoxifying to the skin due to the naturally high levels of minerals found in the clay. (I Lava Your Face Mask)
Sea Clay- This clay is useful on oily skin. Thought to remove acne causing toxins from the skin and revitalize tired skin. This is the clay used to make Sea Mud Masks, such as the Dead Sea Masque that we carry.
For Oily Skin you can mix your mask with the following: water, tea, apple cider vinegar, or hydrosols. Never use regular vinegar, this will be bad for your skin and hurt you.
For Dry Sensitive Skin you can mix your mask with the following: water with one drop of lavender essential oil, water, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil or sweet almond oil. The oils help with moisturizing the skin and feel pretty nice.
The thickness of your face mask paste is up to you. If you mix your paste thick, the mask will take longer to dry and will tighten even more. Masks cannot be saved and if not used must be discarded so you may want to mix in small amounts to get more for your money.
Moisturizing ingredients: honey, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gel, vitamin e (a capsule will do), oil (such as grapeseed, jojoba or sweet almond), yogurt (some people swear by the greek stuff) or rosewater. I personally like the greek yogurt with the chocolate mask!
Ingredients to add to fight free radicals: vitamin c powder, a capsule of beta carotene, green or white tea Anti-acne ingredients: calcium carbonate (chalk), tea tree oil, zinc oxide powder, essential oil (one drop, thyme, oregano or rosemary), activated charcoal or a tincture of myrrh or turmeric.
Exfoliates: to be added after designated time (typically 20 minutes) add water and exfoliate your skin:
Oatmeal, cornmeal, epsom salt, sea salt, sugar,
Apply mask to a clean face, if you wear your favorite skin moisturizing serum prior to application of mask the serum will penetrate deeper into your skin (according to skin estheticians).
Do not use regular vinegar or citrus juice as a hydrator for a mask, this hurts your skin.
Add other ingredients after initially hydrating the clay, such as (ingredients to add section and acne fighters)
Do not use metal at all, use plastic or wood. The metal will mess with the ionic exchange.
Keep the essential oil use minimal, so minimal it’s one drop….literally only one drop!
Astringent masks no more than one time per week; otherwise it may do more harm than good.
Please note that the above statements and/or claims are opinions and have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not to be used in the place of medical advice and/or medical treatment. Please consult your medical provider before starting this or any beauty application. Avoid placing any masks near mucous membranes, eyes or mouth. Never apply masks to broken, cracked, cancerous, blistered, boiled, and/or damaged skin. Even with all natural ingredients, people have been known to have adverse reactions on rare occasions. In the event that you have an adverse reaction, discontinue immediately and seek medical assistance.