Did you know that clay was already being used to clean the skin in ancient times? It is also a centuries-old beauty secret to give skin a youthful appearance. The clay works as a mild peeling, removing impurities from the skin and reducing the size of pores.
White clay is one of the mildest forms of clay for the skin, because it does not have a dehydrating effect. This makes it ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Moreover, by stimulating blood circulation in the skin, it gives your cheeks a nice, healthy glow! The addition of lavender blossom water to this clay mask provides extra softness, which is perfect for delicate and irritated skin.
Treat yourself to a real spa moment and make your skin glow again with this simple recipe.
Making your own clay mask
What you need
- 2 tablespoons of white clay
- 2 tablespoons of Physalis lavender blossom water
- 1 teaspoon of Physalis vegetable oil of sweet almond (optional)
What you do
- Mix equal quantities of clay and lavender water in a wooden, glass or stone bowl. Two to three tablespoons of each is sufficient.
- Stir well until you have a cohesive paste. Add extra clay if the paste is too fluid or extra water/hydrolate if it seems too dry.
- Tip: people with very dry skin can also add a teaspoon of sweet almond oil.
- Apply the mask to your face (or some other part of the body). Allow it to act on the skin for 10 minutes and then rinse it off with water.
Lavender water is a mild blossomwater, traditionally used on red or sensitive skin. It can also be used for children and on baby’s bottoms.
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