Happy March! Today is an exciting day, though it is filled with extremes and the potential for things to take a turn. The Moon and Venus are in Aries today, affecting our compulsivity, emotions and interactions with others. It's easy to get engulfed in Aries' fiery trance, you might find yourself making sudden decisions (especially as Venus prepares to enter retrograde), so now is a perfect time to center yourself before it all goes south. Here's another Face Masks and Tunes!
If you've used Glossier's green mask, you'll notice that it rolls on smoothly and draws out impurities without making your face feel dry. Some masks crack, which is not a good sign because that means it's dehydrating your skin. Glossier's mask doesn't do this - that's because its base is kaolin (or white cosmetic) clay. I ordered a pound of this clay from Mountain Rose Herbs a couple months ago and I figured it was time to do a write-up about it for Face Masks and Tunes!
Happy March, by the way! We're coming up on the Spring season, so now is not the time to slack on skincare regimes! As we enter the new season, keep these things in mind: minimal makeup, heavy moisturizers, glowing skin, frequent exfoliation, and gentle cleansing!
Kaolin clay is an excellent all-purpose clay. It's a gentle mask, which is exactly what we want for this time of the year. People with dry or sensitive skin will also benefit from white kaolin. Unlike red Moroccan (Rhassoul) clay, which is primarily used for drawing out impurities with its negatively charged components, kaolin is a soothing mask.
- kaolin clay
- essential oil (lavender or tea tree for acne, rosehip for scarring, jasmine for cooling, etc)
- Add kaolin clay to small bowl, lid, or palm of your hand.
- Mix in water and essential oils. If you like thicker masks, use less water.
- Apply mask to freshly cleansed skin.
- Chill out for 10-15 minutes, or until mask is slightly damp.
This is one of my favorite clays. I thought I would enjoy bentonite clay, but it doesn't roll on as smooth as I'd like it to. Kaolin is definitely one of my top clay masks. It's easy to buy online, benefits all skin types, and feels amazing! Make this mask and you will be anew. Have a great rest of your week, all. Let's make March ours.