REVIEW: Zakia’s Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask
In the summer, nearly everyone has an issue with their skin. For me, no matter if I wash twice a day, my skin will quickly get oily and my pores clogged. I am a huge fan of facial masks, no matter what the season, so I was excited to try out a mask you can DIY: Zakia’s Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask.
A weekly mask with natural and organic clay from deep inside the Ancient Atlas Mountains of Morocco are the perfect skin treatment for cleaning, detoxifying, toning and rejuvenating. A facial mask treatment made from Ghassoul clay can be relaxing and give your skin a new healthy glow. Ghassoul clay’s most impressive properties in skin improvement are its capacity of absorption and adsorption due to its high level of ion exchange. Ghassoul is a mineral rich, light brown clay that blends extremely well with water making its application to the face and skin a smooth and delightful experience. Use on skin and hair – it even makes for a fabulous shampoo; mix a small amount of powder in your favorite shampoo – wash and rinse. Super cleansing!
What is so cool about this mask is not only can you mix it to your own specifications, you can use it in several different ways!
I first used the powder itself, mixed with water, to make a facial mask.
The clay itself doesn’t have any scent to speak of, so that should appeal to those with more sensitive skin.
The recommended instructions call for one part clay to be mixed with five parts water, but for my preference I found this to be way, way too thin. The photo above shows one heaping tablespoon of Moroccan Ghassoul Clay combined with two tablespoons of water. This made more than enough to completely cover my entire face.
The mask, even when nearly dry, was really easy to wash off–I didn’t need the help of a washcloth at all! I could immediately feel the results of the clay working on my pores; my skin felt tighter, more radiant, and refreshingly clean.
I also had enough of the mask left to add to my regular shampoo and use to wash my hair. My hair definitely felt squeaky clean, but I would use extra conditioner as the clay may strip your hair of its’ natural protective oils.
I loved being in control of mixing my own beauty product. I can’t wait to make an even larger batch of Zakia’s Morocco Moroccan Ghassoul Clay Mask to use on other parts of my body!
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