By Naturopath Amy Hotz
There’s something very luxurious and relaxing about putting on a face mask. Taking the time to apply a face mask has long been one of my favourite beauty rituals. It’s not only therapeutic for your skin, but also for your soul. So I was very excited to try the all-natural Pure Rhassoul Clay Mask by Akhal.
I absolutely adore the simplicity of this single ingredient product. Made from 100% pure Rhassoul clay (also referred too as Moroccan Lava), the clay is sourced from Rhassoul rocks, which are extracted from volcanic deposits near the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. These rocks are naturally rich in Silica, Magnesium and other trace minerals. The rocks are mined, purified and then micronized into a fine powder. The clay has no smell or scent and is super light to touch.
The skin is the body’s largest organ and along with the lungs, kidneys and digestive system it functions to remove toxins and waste from the body. That means all our naughty dietary and lifestyle indulgences re released through our pores when we sweat (or get stuck in our pores). Clay benefits the skin through its detoxifying and exfoliating properties. It absorbs and soaks in unwanted toxins from our pores and also exfoliates dead skin cells. This skin-purifying product is ideal for anyone with acne prone, oily or combination skin or anyone looking for a really deep cleanse.
The mask is very easy to both apply and use. Below are the steps I followed to apply the Akhal Pure Rhassoul Clay.
Replace your chemical filled face-masks with this all-natural product. Clay masks should not be used on a daily basis due to its deep cleansing and exfoliating properties. The frequency of usage will depend on your type of skin. If your skin is on the oily side you can use a mask once or twice a week, while if you have dry and sensitive skin, limit it to once every two or three weeks. If you’re prone to break outs, don’t use the mask before any major events or celebrations.
What’s not to love about a beauty product made from just one natural ingredient? This clay highlights the fact that great beauty products do not have to be filled with artificial fragrances or chemical ingredients. If you are looking for a deep face cleanse this is the product for you. My skin felt instantly refreshed, smooth and really clean. However, this product is not one for the time-poor as it really deserves a good 15 minutes to reap the full detoxifying and cleansing benefits.
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