Helichrysum & Hibiscus Clay Mask
Helichrysum & Hibiscus Clay Mask
🌱HELICHRYSUM- a gorgeous everlasting yellow flower from the daisy family! It’s known for its high antioxidant count, which keeps skin taut and healthy. It also mends both subtle and macro abrasions in the skin, promoting smooth and even dermal surface.
🌱HIBISCUS- chock for of vitamin C, maintaining optimal skin health! The flower buds give this mask a gorgeous plum hue (don’t worry the color doesn’t stain your skin!). Hibiscus is known for plumping up the skin, likely through its tendency to hold onto water.
🌱CALENDULA- an amazing flower bud with antimicrobial and scar-reducing abilities. I use this herb a lot in topical applications because it’s does such a phenomenon job at caring for our largest organs.
🌱RHASSOUL CLAY- a truly exquisite clay which gently pulls toxins out from the pores, but doesn’t strip the skin of its natural healthy oils.
🌱LEMON BALM- calming and soothing to the skin and mind.
🌱ROSES- cleansing and astringent, tightening pores.
It’s Completely Natural
One of the major problems with today’s skin care products is that they are highly toxic. Most skin care products today contain very harsh ingredients. These ingredients like BPA, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates and other unnatural, toxic substances are linked to everything from chronic disease to skin irritation. Clay masks are a completely natural way to detoxify, cleanse, purify, exfoliate and beautify your skin without any negative side effects.
Why You Should Use Clay on Your Skin:
Beauty & Health Benefits of a Clay Mask
The use of clay for topical healing and internal medicinal uses traces back throughout ancient history. Clay as medicine has been referenced as far back as ancient Rome, 60 BC to be exact. Aristotle – the Father of Medicine – also referenced the conscious effort of eating the earth, in the form of soil or clay, for its therapeutic benefits as far back as 384–322 BC.
Considering that the Earth is made up largely of minerals, which is the bulk of what clay is, it wouldn’t be surprising to find out that the use of clay as medicine traces back even further. All throughout the natural world we see animals use mud intuitively to protect themselves from excessive sun exposure, to ward off insects and bugs, and to protect their skin.
Still today, the practice of clay therapy is present. However, now we have even more evidence as to why the use of it is so extraordinarily helpful. With the exposure to a wide range of toxins, stress and environmental pollutants, many people suffer from skin issues today. Most of these imbalances come down to three primary issues; inflammation, bacterial imbalance, and toxicity. All three of these areas can be remedied with the application of clay topically to the skin.
How Clay Works to Nourish the Skin
Perhaps the most predominant function of medicinal clay is its ability to draw out toxicity from within the body and from the surface of the skin. Various therapeutic clays, especially bentonite clay can effectively bind to heavy metals like mercury, cadmium, lead, and benzene as well as other environmental pollutants and eliminate them from the body’s tissues.
For example, bentonite clay works by producing a negative electrical charge when it comes in contact with a liquid. When the activated clay touches any type of fluid, it naturally binds to any toxins present in the fluid. This works similarly to the way earthling works to decrease inflammation and act as an antioxidant – when you stand barefoot on grass, your body absorbs free electrons from the earth and discharges positively charged ions.
In clay’s natural state, it possesses negatively charged molecules, where most toxins, heavy metals and bacteria have positively charged molecules. When taken internally or applied to the skin, what happens is the two bind together and through the process of washing the clay off, you escort these toxins off the skin. The same thing happens when taken internally.
Because of its molecular charge, clay naturally seeks out toxins on and in the body to bind with. This is because these substances have a missing ion, which determines it its “charge” and therefore seeks for the opposite charge that will “complete it”. Once discovered, they bind, and as mentioned, they are then free to leave the body’s intestinal tract, mouth, or in this case, the surface of the skin.
This ability alone can improve the overall quality and health of the skin by improving the immunity of the surface of the skin and greatly reducing inflammation.
However, this isn’t the only way that clay works to improve the integrity of the skin, it is also rich in beautifying minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. It’s detoxifying abilities, nutritive qualities, and microbial balancing properties give it many reasons to use for the skin.
Below, let us explore how clay masks can improve skin disease, heal the skin and promote youthful, beautiful, glowing skin.