We cannot stop ageing but we can reduce the signs of ageing by applying natural products with highly active ingredients, like the Moroccan clay mask. A true gift from Earth, highly refined supercharged by the sun and the desert wind, rich in natural healing and detoxifying properties. If used regularly it can provide many benefits like soothing, detoxifying and improving blood circulation to the skin.
The perfect DIY selfcare recipe is running the hot bath, smearing some clay mask on your face and letting the stress glide away from the muscles of your body and face.
There are many different types of clay masks on the market. However, the Moroccan clay mask has proven to have unique qualities and to be good for all skin types for various reasons. Moroccan Clay, the Rhassoul clay, is considered an ancient secret to youthful skin and hair, originally used as a soap and shampoo. It is an excellent fine textured, pure clay, which unplugs the pores and generally vitalises your skin with routine use. The first scientific study of this magical clay was published in 1884 which provided chemical composition of the clay.
Women have for centuries been enjoying its protective, healing and regenerating effects as the clay has been around for over 1400 years. Found at the foot of the Atlas Mountains in Morocco the Ancient Greek, Romans and the Egyptians phrased it for its ability to slow down ageing and cleansing the skin.
In this article, we have attempted to cover a few of its benefits.
VelvetBio’s range of clay masks are created to target specific skin condition and already contain the elasticity promoting argan oil. However, in case of extra moisturising boost during the cold winter days, add a few extra drops of Argan oil in the amount you plan to use to give your skin that little extra TLC.
Acne Prone Skin
The Moroccan clay helps to treat acne in few ways, as a very finely textured clay it goes deep into the pores removing impurities from the oil glands. By application, reducing dead skin cells and absorbing excess oils, which helps to reduce and control the conditions of acne in your skin.
In our last article, we covered the Argan oil and it’s benefits for many skin conditions. As for acne prone skin, the Argan oil can help to balance the sebum production, and although the complete mask range contains Argan oil, adding 3-4 drops into the clay before applying to your skin would promote further benefit.
We are all looking for the fountain of youth! When it comes to mature or aging skin, it is especially important to consider preventative treatments to naturally combat the first signs of aging.
When applied, the Moroccan clay removes the impurities found on the skin’s surface, and rejuvenates aging skin by promoting new healthy skin cells growth. The result is visible reduction in fine lines, wrinkles, and overall improvement of the skin tone and pore size.
We recommend adding the Facial Serum to this routine, as it contains, apart from Argan oil, Rosehip Seed oil which naturally contains essential vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that aid in correcting dark spots, reducing wrinkles and keeping the skin hydrated.
Here Is how the different masks can help
The Moroccan White Clay Mask - The Revitaliser
For a soothing and revitalising effect, use the white clay mask, which is also a great match for sensitive or irritated skin as it calms skin irritation and discomfort. The Aloe Vera and the Cucumber Fruit Extract which function as anti inflammatory and antioxidants help to make this treatment a pleasant experience. Your skin feel plumber and fresher after couple of uses.
The Moroccan Green Clay mask - The Natural Moisturiser
For a natural exfoliant use the green clay mask that gently removes dead skin cells from the skin’s outer surface, the epidermis. It helps to naturally exfoliate the dry skin layer and increase circulation, leaving your skin looking and feeling soft and moisturised. It also regenerates healthy skin growth and decreases the recurrence of future breakouts. The green clay is gentle on the skin and doesn’t cause redness or irritation. The Colloidal Oatmeal, one of the active ingredients in the mask, is highly moisturising and provides skin protection. Other benefits of the green clay mask include toning and firming of the skin.
The Moroccan Red Clay Mask - The Natural Detoxifier
Consider adding the mineral dense red clay mask to your skincare routine to help to clarify and detox your skin. Because of its natural detoxifying properties, Moroccan Clay is a great choice to use to naturally draw toxins from your skin and or neutralise toxins sitting on the skin's surface. In other words, getting rid of the topical chemicals or toxin build ups on the outer layer of your skin.
In comparison to other clays, the red clay has higher amounts of calcium, magnesium, potassium and silica, a component of sand which can work as natural exfoliant leaving your skin silky soft. The Moroccan clay has higher absorption rate, due to its fine texture, which in other words translates to being an excellent cleanser and detoxifier as it penetrates the skin barrier faster and goes immediately to work. Furthermore, the high content of iron in the red clay will surely put a glow on your cheeks.
Few research has shown that a single use can improve the clarity of the skin by a whopping 64%, the skin’s firmness by 24%, the skin's plumbness by 79% and flakiness by 41%.
How to apply
A perfect boost to your weekly skincare routine. The application of the mask is very simple. It is best to use a brush and gently apply a thin amount, enough to cover your skin, to leave it on for 10 minutes to allow the clay to do its magic.
We recommend using the clay mask twice a week for best results. We also recommend after naturally exfoliating with the green clay mask or detoxifying with the red clay mask, to apply the Argan oil for further hydration.
For skin losing its elasticity, the Argan oil is scientifically known to stimulate elasticity in the skin when used over a longer period of time. Argan oil will balance out the skin by adding hydration from the natural essential fatty acids and natural antioxidants.
The VelvetBio's range of Moroccan clay masks is organic, 100% vegan without artificial additives, phalate and cruelty free.