The Color of the Clay and More

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Pink clay is recommended for delicate, sensitive and reactive skin tending to redness or rosacea. Very rich in trace elements, it is softening and restores radiance to fragile skin. Revitalizing and purifying, it is a mixture of red white clays, so it combines the properties of one and the other. At the clay making workshop singapore you can find the best variations.

Blue clay:

It is rarer than its congeners. It has great oxygenating and detoxifying properties, which revives dull and cloudy complexions ideal for smokers or against pollution. It eliminates dandruff, brings shine to the hair, and helps to fix vegetable colouring. This natural mineral owes its extraordinary colour to its high silica content and is a mixture of kaolin and ultramarine.

Purple clay:

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Very soft, it adapts to dry and sensitive, dehydrated and dull skin. Obtained by the mixture of white clay and manganese violet, it is also rich in silica and contains few mineral salts. We readily lend its relaxing properties due to its colour, which would soothe the skin but also the mind. To be tested absolutely in a relaxing bath.

The rhassoul or ghassoul:

This clay that comes to us from the East is used as a shampoo, or as a mask for the face or the body. It is the product of the hammam. It’s the clay of particular volcanic origin because it has a washing action. Its application has the effect of absorbing fat and impurities. It also gives shine and volume to oily or fine hair.

You often read that when you dilute clay with water, you should not use metal utensils but rather wood, porcelain or glass, due to cation exchange. However, professionals not found any scientific study that confirms this legend. If the metals were to react significantly with the clay, the shovels would not be made of metal.

Clay face mask

A mask for the skin for a face mask, you can either use ready-to-use clay, or prepare your paste by mixing the powdered clay of your choice with water or hydrosol rose, chamomile, flower orange tree, sage. It is also possible to add two to three drops of essential oils of your choice lavender, rose geranium, carrot, tea-tree and a teaspoon of vegetable oil (olive, avocado, apricot, jojoba or a teaspoon of honey in the mixture.

In practice: to give you an example of a mixture to be made in a jiffy and three ingredients, the Argiletz brand offers a recipe for a very gentle soothing mask intended for dry and irritated skin. Then apply the mask on the face, and leave on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water.

Warning: the use of essential oils is prohibited for pregnant and lactating women, as well as for children under 7 years old.

Hair mask

For a hair mask, it is the same as for a face mask, on the other hand, rinse thoroughly.

A “soft skin” bath

Relax in a clay bath. Dissolve 200 grams of clay powder suitable for your skin type. Stay 15 to 20 minutes in the bath, and distribute the clayey water over your body using a washcloth or a vegetable sponge. Rinse thoroughly, and then pat your body dry with a clean towel. Your skin is then softer, firmer and more toned, and any itching is calmed.