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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Several Quick Tips for using a Clay Mask


I have posted many articles on the benefits of using a clay mask. Below are a few of the most important tips on how to use one, when and why its important to consider using clay for the health of your skin. A few tips are repeats and all the information is contained in other articles, but now they are together for easy access.
  • If you have a little (or a lot of) breakout, dot clay mask on blemishes after your evening 1-2-3 Basics routine and leave on overnight. Clay will help to diminish (but not totally clear) the spots.
  • If you’re short on time and need to mask, five minutes before your morning shower apply a clay mask. Jump into the shower, and the mask will stay moist (very important) from the steam heat. Remove the mask at the end of your shower, then use your toner and moisturizer (steps 2 and 3 of The Basics).
  • Clay is perfect for steam rooms. It keeps your face covered while the steam keeps the mask moist.
  • I always recommend using a clay mask prior to a special occasion. Similar to exfoliating, it will make your skin look radiant with a healthy glow due to the circulatory benefits of clay.
  • Exfoliating and using a clay mask (I call this The Extras) can be done in tandem, once a week (or more), as a mini, at-home facial. They do not need to be done together, but it’s nice to do both if you have the time. 
    • Exfoliate
    • Run a bath
    • Put the clay mask on
    • Hop in,  the tub
    • And relax
  • Exfoliating and using a clay mask are not only additions to your daily 1-2-3 Basics program, but are also important in helping to maintain healthy, clean, and clear skin.

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