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Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Beauty of Clay

I am not talking about,

I meant clay as in clay mask.

Clay has many types, what I'm using now is Glacial Clay although I'm also using Camelia Rose's Rose Clay, Goats Milk & Shea in soap bar form and LOVING IT !!!

Clay mask in general is an awesome product, basically what it does is: the mask goes inside our pores where all the nasty gunk & dirt hides, once it's dried, it pulls away the impurities and dead skin cells away from your skin, so when you wash it off, those bad stuffs & dead skin also being taken off of your skin.

Glacial Clay is also full of protein & nutrients for skins which is great for rejuvenation (lighten up discoloration of my acne marks). I have been using this mask after I ditched my Queen Helene Mint Julep mask, it contains fragrance and I just didn't feel comfortable slathering fragrance on my acne-prone skin.

Another thing I like about it is it's pretty hydrating so even after I wash it off, my face doesn't feel tight. I noticed Mint Julep mask does dry up my skin a little bit.

I purchased mine at Garden of Wisdom, and they're pretty damn cheap. My glacial clay costs $4.75 for 2 oz in powder form. So what I do is mixing the powder with liquid in small dish until I meet my desirable consistency.

The liquid that I use is Spring Water, which is quite basic. Some people use Hydrosols, Aloe Vera Juice, Aloe Vera Gel, Yogurt, and sometimes mix other stuffs inside with Honey, Manuka Honey, or Seamollients.

How much liquid, you may ask? well it's all up to you, I like mine to be lotion-like consistency, not as thick as toothpaste (found it hard to smear around) or too watery. I leave my mask for 30 minutes before I rinse off to give it time to barging into my pores & do the job. I use mine 1x a week (every Sunday) but you can double the dose to 2x a week if you like.

Some other great clays worth trying are: Blue Clay, Dead Sea Clay, French Green Clay, Kaolin Clay, and Red Kaolin Clay (all from Garden of Wisdom)

GoW also offers a Clay Sampler, basically a 12 ounces of various clays for $20.05

I took these today:

I love Glacial Clay!!! . What? Green face is out of date? . Aaron just called me HULK :(

I really recommend you to try clay mask, it's pretty awesum!


Kimberly Tia said...

oooh i love clay masks!!! and it's so earthy and cooling!!! YUM!

love your mask photos!

Ai said...

LOOOOL @ Aaron! somehow he's right tho LOL but i gotta try that!

Askmewhats said...

lol at Clay Aiken! LOL you are too cute!!!!

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

how funny! i just got my glacial clay in this weekend & i have to agree, it's AMAZING. i LOVE it as well. definitely the best clay i've ever used. :D good stuff. :D

i also like kaolin clay & have some on the way, so i'm going to do a mask using half & half of each. hehe. :D

Nanzy said...

it is really soothing, isn't it?

damn you hahahahahahaha


Woah you shd def do the face test!!! :D how'd you like Kaolin? I wanna try French Green clay, heard it's great..

Manuka Honey said...

Manuka Honey is a great natural ingredient to use on the skin because it repairs damaged skin and regenerates new skin growth. It's becoming a very popular natural ingredient in many skin care products.

iamgrape1119 said...

Hi hun! You've been tagged!

Fleurs-de-Lisa said...

AHAHAHAHAHA . . . although Aiken is quite pretty in that photo :-)