I read that Moroccan Rhassoul Clay can be used as a soap, shampoo, facial mask & skin conditioner. But so far, I have only used this to DIY my own facial mask.
This red clay contains a higher percentage of silica, magnesium, potassium & calcium than other clays so even the finest spas currently utilize it for its therapeutic benefits. This means that I am giving myself a great nourishing facial each time I use this clay. =D !!!!!!!
I bought mine from Milagro Trading, previously known as Whoopee Kiddies. You can read more about it on their website.
There were even studies done on this clay that shows it is effective in reducing dryness, improving skin clarity / elasticity & even removing oils.
Plus it’s not expensive either. I got the 1 oz jar (as shown in photo below) for only SGD$5.50 and it can surprisingly last quite a long time.
The first few times I made my rhassoul clay mask, I used Chamomile Roman Hydrosol to mix with the clay as I was having dry flaky eczema skin at that time.
The very 1st time I mix my own clay mask, I did not know how much clay to use & how much hydrosol to mix it with. I got a little over-enthusiastic & used 1 tablespoon of clay then added hydrosol until it formed an almost watery texture. There was so much facial mask that it was more than enough for my face, neck & chest!!! Oh well, this clay can be used as a body mask anyway.
After a few more tries, I managed to get the right amount which is 1 to 2 teaspoons (depending how thick I want the mask to be). Then I add hydrosol to a smooth thick consistency (as shown below photo).
And this is how Berry Mii does it:
1) Wash my face with cleanser, but I add a little baking soda in that cleanser so it turns into a mild scrub.
2) Mix my clay mask & let it sit.
3) Steam my face for 5 mins with a towel over my head.
4) Pat dry & apply the clay mask.
5) Leave it on for about 10 to 30mins, depending on what kind of mask I make. If it is clay + honey, then I will leave it on for longer as it is more moisturizing.
Point to note: when the clay mask dries up on your face, it can get very tight. People with dry skin should avoid leaving it on for too long. You can turn it into a moisturizing mask instead by adding honey like what I do.
6) Time’s up. I pat my face with warm water. As the mask softens, I do a little face massage & it is quite exfoliating as well because the clay bits will scrub my skin.
7) Rinse off with cold water to close pores & tighten skin.
The result is clear bright skin. No joke. The result is instantaneous. The bumpy whiteheads on my temples are immediately smoothen out. Blackheads & enlarged pores are visibly lesser.
Now that I am more confident about mixing my own clay mask, I add other stuffs into it as well like honey / essential oils / serums / green tea / apple cider vinegar / raw fruits or vegetables. It really depends what my skin needs at that time & I love experimenting!
But so far my HG (Holy Grail) at this moment is Rhassoul Clay + Manuka Honey + a dash of cinnamon. Remember I had the 2 cyborg eyes (huge red acne) on my face? I did a little research on Google & decided to make this mask combination for myself.
Holy Moly, it is fabulous. I love it. It is deep cleansing, but so moisturizing at the same time. It left my face feeling so so smooth & clear.
Of course it did not get rid of the 2 cyborg eyes immediately, but I dare say the mask calmed them down a lot. On top of that I dab on some manuka honey & leave it on for like an hour (or even the whole night if you like) before washing it off. It has amazing HEALING powers!!! The honey managed to smooth out the acne spots & reduce the red hot inflammation.
Hmmm… my bf has this gigantic acne on his right armpit that he has been complaining about for a few days. People get acne in all the weird places! LOLOLOL!!!
He is so unwilling to try DIY stuff, but I think I should go Operation Armpit Attack on him & force slap some of my DIY acne formula (manuka honey + cinnamon) tonight. For a week. Yes, a week because that damn thing is SO HUGE like the size of my thumb. SERIOUS!
My 2 cyborg eyes took about 3 days of manuka love to cure them. So his should need treatment for a week or so.
Maybe give that armpit a little spa love as well & apply some of the rhassoul clay.
Everything feels so wrong, but right at the same time.
Ok, now I am excited for some strange reason.
Berry Mii stamp of approval for the Moroccan Rhassoul Clay!