​How, why and when on Face Masques

Author: Ashley Scobie   Date Posted:26 March 2018 

How, Why and When on Face Masques 

Our Face masques are fun to apply, easy to cater for you own skin care needs and they make your skin feel toned and tight after just one use. What’s not to love about that! 

Cleansing isn't enough...

We all know that daily cleansing removes dirt and grime from the surface of the skin but a facial masque will draw impurities from beneath the top layer of the epidermis which helps to prevent blemishes and keep them at bay. It also helps exfoliate dead skin cells and unclog your pores so your toners, moisturisers and serums penetrate and work more effectively.

Healing clays have been used by cultures throughout history for their nutrients and to help rid the body of toxins due to its natural absorptive abilities. With many kinds available, read on to find out which clay is best for your skin type.


Which clay is best for your skin?

Normal/Mature Skin

White Clay is a great for almost all skin types as it works to very gently draw out dirt build up out from underneath the surface of the skin and absorb any excess oil that may be clogging up the pores. 

Oily/Acne Prone Skin

French Green Clay   works overtime to soak up the excess oils that clog the pores that often leads to acne and blemishes - plus it doubles as a powerful deep cleanser that helps to balance pH levels. French Green Clay also stimulates cell regeneration so you'll find your skin will glow and your skin tone will gradually start to even out. 

Dry/Sensitive Skin


Pink Clay is an essential skin care ingredient to reduce irritation and inflammation. Pink Clay is rich in Silica, which helps to improve skin elasticity and cell renewal for supple, younger looking skin. Pink Clay is extremely gentle and soothing to the skin leaving your skin silky soft and smooth. It helps to minimise blackheads and promotes a radiant and balanced complexion.

The benefits of a dry masque is that there is no need for any added preservative, making it 100% natural and you can mix it with whatever liquid you wish and to whatever consistency you wish. Make it fun and try mixing your masque with different liquids. You can try aloe vera juice, floral waters or tea, honey, freshly squeezed juice, milk or just use plain water.

Once you make a mixture you can keep it in the fridge for up to a week.

To target acne and breakouts, or to use as a spot treatment, mix with raw honey and add a drop of tea tree essential oil. For dry skin try adding some honey, glycerin or aloe vera juice.

There are 3 stages of a clay masque:

1. There's the damp phase where your skin drinks in the beneficial minerals from the outside.

2. Then you have the start of the dry phase, which exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as the mask cools and contracts.

3. Then there's the dry phase, which draws out moisture from the surface of your skin.

If you have sensitive skin its best to remove the masque before it completely hardens or you can leave to dry completely if your skin is oily.

How often should you use a masque?

Up to 1-2 times per week for dry skin. 2-3 times per week for normal and combination skin and 3-5 times per week for oily skin types. Clay masques can also be used on your neck, chest, back and legs and they are great for soothing insect bites and rashes.

We have a range of 3 Face Masques that cater to all skin types and concerns. They come with their own brush so applying them is easy and you can give yourself a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.


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