Self care is important, and one of the more pleasurable ways to look after yourself is with a home made face mask.
Read on for details of one of our favourite DIY face masks - pink clay and rose. We'll explore the benefits of pink clay, rose petals, and rose hydrosol for the skin, their main constituents, and provide you with a recipe to make your own DIY pink clay and rose petal face mask.
Benefits of Pink Clay:
Pink clay, also known as rose clay, is a gentle and natural clay that is suitable for all skin types, especially for sensitive and dry skin. It is rich in minerals, including silica, which promotes skin elasticity and cell renewal. Pink clay also contains iron oxide and kaolinite, which help to detoxify the skin and improve circulation. These properties make it ideal for a face mask.
Benefits of Rose Petals:
Rose petals are well-known for their beauty and scent, but they also offer many benefits for the skin. They are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Rose petals also have anti-inflammatory properties, which make them great for reducing redness and soothing irritated skin. Additionally, rose petals can help to improve skin texture, tone, and hydration.
Benefits of Rose Hydrosol:
Rose hydrosol, sometimes known as rose water, is the product of hydro-distillation of fresh rose petals. It is packed with antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, making it great for reducing inflammation and redness in the skin. Rose hydrosol is also hydrating and can help to improve skin tone and texture. Its mild and gentle properties make it suitable for sensitive skin.
Pink clay contains a range of minerals, including iron oxide, kaolinite, and montmorillonite. Rose petals are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, quercetin, and ellagic acid. Rose hydrosol contains compounds extracted from rose petals, including geraniol, citronellol, and nerol.
Recipe for a Face Mask:
Now that you know the benefits of our ingredients, it's time to make your own DIY face mask. Here's a simple recipe:
- 1 tablespoon of pink clay
- 1 tablespoon of dried rose petals (powdered or ground)
- 1- 2 tablespoons of rose hydrosol
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- In a bowl, mix together the pink clay and dried rose petals.
- Add the rose hydrosol and honey to the bowl and mix until you have a smooth paste.
- Apply the mask to your face with a mask brush or spatula, or clean fingers, avoiding the eye area.
- Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
- Rinse off the mask with warm water and pat your face dry.
Follow your masking session with your favourite soothing moisturising routine. If you haven’t already, why not try our beautiful Distilled Rose Ultimate Hydration Serum paired with one of our Vitamin C phytonutrient glow potions…. Your skin will love you for it!
In conclusion, pink clay and rose petal face masks offer a range of benefits for the skin, including improving skin tone and texture, reducing inflammation, and detoxifying the skin. By using natural ingredients like pink clay, rose petals, and rose hydrosol, you can be sure that you're treating your skin to the best possible care. Give this DIY face mask a try and see the difference for yourself!