Red clay restores radiance to the face while purifying the epidermis. It is just as useful on the hair.Also, it has guaranteed good effect that Intended for sensitive or irritated skin.
COMPOSITION AND PROPERTIES
Choosing red clay means walking in the footsteps of Cleopatra. Indeed, the queen of Egypt would have used it for his balsams of care. Composed of illite, it is particularly rich in iron oxide and trace elements, so that it is the clay “good-looking” par excellence. Red clay also has the property of improving blood microcirculation.
Cleansing, purifying and toning, the red clay is used on the skin as on the hair. It will in any case eliminate the impurities and restore luster.
Benefits of red clay for the skin
To be used as a mask once a week or as a poultice, red clay restores radiance to all skin types, but it is particularly recommended for normal, sensitive skin that is prone to redness or rosacea. A bath of clay will also purify, remineralize and soften the skin: dilute a sachet (200 g) in the water of your bath and relax in it for about twenty minutes, then rinse.
For complexion: vegetable oils of jojoba and argan.
Benefits of red clay for hair
On the hair, red clay absorbs excess sebum, removes impurities and purifies the scalp. Due to its color, it is intended for brown and red hair, which it will make more flexible and brighter, while bringing volume. The red clay is then used as a hair mask, simply diluted in a little mineral water.
No known synergies.
How to choose red clay?
To retain all its properties, the red clay must have dried naturally in the sun. Also prefer the powder surfine, more pleasant for a use in cosmetics.
Where to buy red clay?
In pharmacy or parapharmacy, but also in organic shops and on the Internet.
Three homemade masks with red clay
RED CLAY SHARP MASK
For a revived complexion:
Mix 1 tablespoon of red clay with 3 drops of jojoba (or argan) oil and mineral water, until a homogeneous paste is obtained. Another possible recipe is made from 2 tablespoons of red clay and 1 of bourbon geranium hydrolate. Apply to face and allow to stand for 15 minutes before rinsing thoroughly.
RED CLAY HAIR MASK
For dry hair:
Dilute 4 teaspoons of red clay in a little spring water, then add 2 drops of peppermint essential oil, 2 more of Ylang-Ylang essential oil and 2 more rosemary essential oil . Apply directly to the scalp, massage gently, and leave to act for 30 minutes before rinsing abundantly.
For sensitive skin:
Prepare a homogeneous paste with 30 g of red clay, 3 tablespoons of rose water, 1 teaspoon of jojoba powder, 2 drops of essential oil of rose, 2 others of essential oil of chamomile and one Little mineral water. Apply to the face and let act for about 15 minutes. Spray a little water or floral water if the clay dries out too much.
Risks, precautions and contraindications of red clay
Outside, red clay does not present any particular contraindications. Avoid simply using plastic utensils, iron or oxidizable metals for your preparations.
METHOD OF PRESERVATION
The red clay should be kept in its original packaging if possible, away from air, light and moisture. Close the package after use. There is, however, no expiry date