The use of clay is considered to be one of the oldest self-care treatments for skin and hair. So why does it seem like the ritual of mixing a powdered clay mask has slowly faded away? Let us tell you why going back to the roots is more beneficial for your skincare routine:
1.DRY INGREDIENTS ARE MORE EFFECTIVE, SUSTAINABLE AND HAVE A LONGER SHELF LIFE
Did you know that once a product contains water, preservatives need to be added to prevent the build-up of bacteria and mold?
So, when you buy a pre-mixed mask, synthetic preservatives and alcohols are used in the formulations, which can irritate and dry out the skin.
The added water already activates the other ingredients in conventional face masks. This means that the effect wears off over time. If you mix your mask yourself, you guarantee that the full effect can develop and on top of that you don't need to worry that your clay will go bad as long as you keep it dry.
Water is a scarce resource and in the wake of global warming, water scarcity will become even more pressing in the future. Therefore, our waterless face masks are more sustainable and a step in the right direction.
2.CLAY ABSORBS EXCESS OIL AND BACTERIA
When the mask is applied to the skin, suction is created from the inside out. The clay absorbs oil, sebum and wound secretions as well as bacteria and harmful environmental toxins and supplies the skin with important minerals in exchange. Then the physical effect ends. Dry skin also benefits from the effectiveness of the mineral earth. Mineral ions are released into the skin when the mask is used, which absorbs water in the long term and thus promotes the skin's moisture retention.
3. CLAY IS A REAL ALLROUNDER
Clay is suitable for all skin types. Oily skin in particular benefits from its effects by absorbing the excess oil. It stimulates the blood circulation in the skin and can also be used as a gentle peeling on damp skin, which stimulates vitality and cell regeneration. Peelings also help with uneven skin, acne scars, etc. Clay also removes dead skin cells and cleanses clogged pores.
4. SELF-CARE RITUAL
Enjoy mixing your mask! Applying a finished mask is faster, no question about it. But how about you play your favorite music, light a few candles and see mixing your mask as an opportunity to get away from the stressful everyday life and finally relax. YOU DESERVE IT.
You can carry waterless face masks in your hand luggage when traveling.
Published by DEBORAH CAMARA
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