Pink Clay & Vitamin C – DIY Cleansing and Soothing Mask

By Valeria D.

When searching for effective ingredients for your DIY cleansing mask, the earth may not be the first thing you will think of.

But, clays which are basically types of dirt are well known for their purifying and rejuvenating  properties.

Read on to learn why clays have been used for centuries and how to make your pink clay face mask. 


What is Pink Clay?

Pink Clay is a very mild combination of Red and White Clays. 

The clay is a light to medium pink shade, which comes from a naturally occurring iron oxide.

In some projects, it can take on a deep red color or an orange hue. 

French Pink Clay is a combination of red and white clays. It is very mild and suitable for all skin types.

If you need a face mask to remove the excess oils from your face, pink clay might not be what you are looking for.

Green clay will do great in this case, as it has amazing absorbent and detoxifying properties. 

The pink clay face mask I am sharing today can help your skin replenish, retain moisture and look clearer and more vibrant.

Pink Clay Benefits

DIY Pink Clay Face Mask - The Amazing Skin Benefits of Pink Clay - Pretty Blooming;
  • Perfect for dry and sensitive skin types.
  • Rich in minerals including silica -  the key ingredient in collagen production.
  • Perfect for dry and dehydrated skin which needs a hand to stay hydrated and moist.
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    Lightly exfoliating, pink clay cleanses and help to minimize appearance acne.  
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    Soothing and calming, it helps to reduce irritation and inflammation from the skin.
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    Sheds dead skin cells and promotes healthy cell renewal.

DIY Pink Clay Face Mask Recipe

1 tbsp Pink Clay
1/4 tbsp  L. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
1/2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
1/2 tbsp Rose Water
3 drops Rose Essential Oil

Note: I chose rose oil because it fits perfectly the 'pink theme'. You can use whatever oils you prefer (suitable for your skin).

How To Prepare and Use It?
1. Mix the ingredients in a small clean bowl.
2. Make sure there is no lump in the paste. If too thick, adjust the amount of aloe vera gel and rose water.
3. Clean your face.
4. Apply the pink clay face mask with fingers or a facial brush.
5. Leave it on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with cool water. Could be different for you. Leave it until you feel it tightening and drying.
6. Rinse with cool water and pat dry the skin and finish with toner moisturizer.

Final Thoughts

After removing this mask, your skin will feel hot and appear red.  This is because of the clay which has increased the blood flow to your face.  So prepare yourself for baby-smooth skin.  

Do you use pink clay in your skin care? Do you use other clays? Share in the comments bellow.

Thank you for reading my blog - I hope you enjoyed the post.

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