If you have oily, black head prone skin, clay masks are a great choice.
They pull out all kinds of nasty toxins, dirt and oil out of your pores, leaving them clean so they shrink and not catch onto more dirt and oil!
And letting it dry so you face resembles the salt flats where they hold Burning Man every year is fun right?
As with so many many fun things, it isn’t so great for you after all!
The truth is, you should never let a clay mask dry fully. The “work” is being done while the clay is wet. After it starts to dry, it is pulling moisture, not oil and gunk, out of your skin, thus drying it and making your skin MORE oily!
After you wash it off, your skin will feel dry, tight, and sometimes itchy, but when you counteract it by slathering on extra face cream, you’re just smothering your freshly cleansed skin.
So the next time you use a clay mask, don’t wait for it to reach the flaky stage before you start rinsing!
When you start to see it drying (which usually means it gets lighter in color) but it still feels a bit sticky, it’s time to wash that stuff off!
We will soon be offering a clay mask kit, including a spray mister of rose water you to mist on your mask to keep it moist, thus allowing you to use less mud, and let it stay on longer for more effect.