Have you been hearing about all the great benefits of a pink clay face mask but are not sure if using this type of clay will actually benefit your skin type? Pink clay is an excellent mask to try if you are new to using face masks. It’s one of the most skin-neutral clays that you can use. So, if you have been dying to try out this popular skincare powder, this homemade face mask recipe might be the perfect one for you.
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There are a ton of DIY skincare products that you can start making at home. However, one natural ingredient that stands out for its ability to revitalize and brighten the skin is pink clay. Derived from ancient mineral-rich deposits, pink clay has gained popularity for its deep-cleansing and rejuvenating properties.
Pink clay masks are used around the world in some of the world’s best spas (both indoor and outdoor natural spas). What stands out in my mind when I think of a clay mask used in a spa is that it feels luscious and that it glides onto the skin easily. Replicating a spa-like feeling is at the top of the list when creating homemade DIY products.
This post is about making a homemade pink clay face mask.
It would be super easy to make a clay mask by adding distilled water to pink clay powder. But, that would leave you with a mask that lacks the luster and supreme feeling of a spa-style clay face mask. So, for this homemade diy skincare recipe were making an emulsified pink clay face mask. This may sound intimidating if you are a beginner at making DIY skincare, but it is really easy, plus all you have to do is follow the recipe or you can watch the full video here.
WHAT IS PINK CLAY
Pink clay, also known as rose clay or French pink clay, is a type of kaolin clay that gets it color from a blend of iron oxides and minerals. It is a gentle and mild clay, making it suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and dry skin. The unique makeup of pink clay makes it an ideal ingredient for brightening dull complexions, removing impurities, and restoring a natural, healthy glow to the skin.
CLAY MASK BENEFITS
WHAT IS AN EMULSIFIER?
To explain it simply, an emulsifier is an ingredient that helps all of the ingredients in a product mix together nicely. It helps keep the ingredients from separating. It’s like the glue that holds everything together…you get my drift.
WHAT IS AN EMULSIFIED CLAY FACE MASK?
An emulsified clay face mask is a type of clay mask that has been formulated with emulsifiers. Emulsifiers are ingredients that help combine water and oil-based components, creating a stable mixture. In the case of clay maks, the emulsifiers enable the clay to mix easily with water and other liquid ingredients, creating that smooth luxurious texture that you get in luxury spa-style face maks.
The Purpose of Emulsifying Cay Face Mask.
The primary purpose of emulsifying clay masks is to make putting them on and taking them off easy. Traditional clay masks can be messy and difficult to mix properly, often resulting in a lumpy or clumpy texture. That is no fun. Homemade clay masks should be luxurious and fun.
Benefits of Emulsified Clay Mask.
INGREDIENTS USED TO MAKE THIS EMULSIFIED PINK CLAY FACE MASK
Just a few ingredients
WHAT IS HIBISCUS POWDER?
Hibiscus powder is a fine, dried powder made from the petals and flower calyx of the hibiscus plant. The hibiscus plant is native to tropical regions and is well-known for its vibrant and beautiful flowers.
It is typically produced by dring the hibiscus flowers and grinding them into a fine powder. The powder contains natural compounds including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural acids including alpha-hydroxy acids.
The benefits of hibiscus powder for the skin include exfoliation, anti-aging, skin brightening, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory. In hair care, hibiscus can be used to condition and strengthen the hair. It helps nourish the scalp, promoting healthy hair growth and adding shine to the hair strands.
WHAT IS ROSEHIP SEED OIL?
Rosehip seed oil is a botanical oil extracted from the seeds of the rosehip fruit, which is the fruit that remains after a rose flower has bloomed and lost its petals. It is derived from various species of wild roses, such as Rosa canina or Rosa rubiginosa.
This oil is rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins making it a valuable ingredient in skincare products. It can be used directly on the skin or as an ingredient in skincare formulations and recipes.
It works well for most skin types including sensitive skin. Additionally, it is moisturizing, anti-aging, and brightening, and it has amazing healing properties.
WHAT IS STEARIC ACID?
Stearic acid is considered an emulsifier and emollient. It is a naturally occurring fatty acid. It’s white in color and has a waxy feel. It helps make skincare products have a nice, soft, smooth feel when they glide onto the skin.
ESSENTIAL TOOLS NEEDED
1: Gather all the needed ingredients and essential tools for making this pink clay face mask.
STEP BY STEP: HOW TO MAKE THIS PINK CLAY FACE MASK
2: With a digital scale measure, 90 grams of distilled water, 4.5 grams of glycerin, 15 grams of avocado oil, 4.5 grams of emulsifying way NF, and 3 grams of stearic acid, and set all ingredients aside.
3: Next measure 21 grams of pink clay and 6 grams of hibiscus powder.
4: Combine distilled water and glycerine in a beaker or heat-safe bowl together and stir.
5: In a different beaker or heat-safe mixing bowl mix combine the avocado oil, emulsifying wax, and stearic acid.
6: Prepare a water bath to warm up both containers that contain your ingredients. If you are not sure how to prepare a water bath you can watch the pink clay mask tutorial here.
7: Once all of the ingredients are melted and near the same temperature remove both beakers from the heat source.
8: Now, pour the oils and emulsifier contents into the beaker that contains the water and glycerin and stir vigorously.
9: Using an immersion blender, begin blending the mixture. Blend for 2 to 3 minutes then let the mixture thicken up between blending until you have a lotion-like consistency, which is not your face base.
Allow the face base to cool down to under 100 degrees before adding in the next ingredients as to preserve their effectiveness.
10: Measure 1.5 grams of vitamin E, 1.5 grams of rosehip seed oil, 1.5 grams of lavender essential oil, and 1.5 grams of preservative (optiphen) and mix each of them into the face base separately. Make sure to mix in each ingredient separately and stir.
11: Begin adding in the hibiscus powder in small amounts and stirring manually or use a whisk to blend the powder into the face base.
12: It’s now time to begin adding the pink clay to the face base in small amounts.
13: Add the clay mask to a small container to use on your face and body.
HOW TO USE CLAY MASK
Pink clay face masks are quite easy to use. Applying it with a spa face brush or a flathead makeup brush is best. You can start by stirring the face mask to break up any clumps that might have formed. Since this is an emulsified clay mask clumping should not be a huge issue.
Next, dip the face brush into the pink clay face mask and get a small amount out. Then spread and smooth the product over your face until covered, being sure to avoid direct contact with your eyes.
Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes. Then rinse off the face mask with lukewarm water the remove the clay mask. Follow this by using your favorite face cleanser to remove any leftover residue.
Also, pink clay face masks are not just for the face, you can use them all over the body. For fun, I like to wrap my hair in a soft microfiber towel or at least push it back with a spa headband and then put on a terry cloth spa wrap, when using this face mask. You should make it a full-on pamper session, you deserve it!
HOW TO STORE CLAY FACE MASK
Any kind of clay face mask can be difficult to store unless it has been professionally tested for stability. I recommend using this face mask as soon as you make it. If you must store it then I recommend not storing it for longer than two weeks when a preservative is used.
- Clay masks can be difficult to preserve. Although there is a preservative included, it’s recommended to only store this mask for up to two weeks to avoid contamination.
- Store this mask in a cool dry place. If you have any leftover product, consider storing it in the refrigerator for up to two weeks, not longer.
- Use the entire amount made with this recipe over your face and body so as to not have leftovers.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
How often should a clay face mask be used? How often to use a clay face mask depends on your skin type. For oily or combination skin, using a clay mask 2-3 times a week is generally recommended, If you have dry or sensitive skin, it is best to use a clay mask once a week or every two weeks to avoid over-drying or irritation.
Can I leave a clay face mask on for too long? Yes, leaving a clay mask on for longer than recommended can lead to over-drying of the skin and potential irritation.
Are pink clay masks suitable for all skin types? Pink clay masks are generally considered suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Pink clay is a combination of red and white clay, which makes it more gentle and less drying compared to other types of clay.
HOMEMADE PINK CLAY FACE MASK FOR BRIGHTER GLOWING SKIN
- Digital Scale
- Mixing Bowls
- Immersion Blender
- Application Brush
- 90 grams Distilled Water
- 21 grams Pink Clay
- 6 grams Hibiscus Powder
- 15 grams Avocado Oil
- 4.5 grams Glycerin
- 4.5 grams Emulsifying Wax
- 3 grams Stearic Acid
- 1.5 grams Rosehip Seed Oil
- 1.5 grams Vitamin E
- 1.5 grams Preservative
- 1.5 grams Essential Oil
- Gather all the needed ingredients and essential tools for making this pink clay face mask.
- With a digital scale measure, 90 grams of distilled water, 4.5 grams of glycerin, 15 grams of avocado oil, 4.5 grams of emulsifying way NF, and 3 grams of stearic acid, and set all ingredients aside.
- Next measure 21 grams of pink clay and 6 grams of hibiscus powder.
- Combine distilled water and glycerine in a beaker or heat-safe bowl together and stir.
- In a different beaker or heat-safe mixing bowl mix combine the avocado oil, emulsifying wax, and stearic acid.
- Prepare a water bath to warm up both containers that contain your ingredients.
- Once all of the ingredients are melted and near the same temperature remove both beakers from the heat source.
- Now, pour the oils and emulsifier contents into the beaker that contains the water and glycerin and stir vigorously.
- Using an immersion blender, begin blending the mixture. Blend for 2 to 3 minutes then let the mixture thicken up between blending until you have a lotion-like consistency, which is not your face base.
- Measure 1.5 grams of vitamin E, 1.5 grams of rose hipseed oil, 1.5 grams of lavender essential oil, and 1.5 grams of preservative (optiphen) and mix each of them into the face base separately. Make sure to mix in each ingredient separately and stir.
- Begin adding in the hibiscus powder in small amounts and stirring manually or use a whisk to blend the powder into the face base.
- It's now time to begin adding the pink clay to the face base in small amounts.
- Add the clay mask to a small container to use on your face and body.
Pink clay face masks offer a multitude of benefits for various skin types. It’s gentle yet effective and can help balance the skin, unclog pores, and provide a soothing spa-like experience at home. Whether you have oily, dry, or sensitive skin, incorporating a pink clay mask into your skincare routine can help purify and rejuvenate your complexion. Just remember to choose high-quality ingredients, follow the recommended usage and listen to your skin’s needs. Enjoy your pink clay spa day!
This post is about making a homemade pink clay face mask.