Face Mask for Oily/Congested Skin
by Just the Goods
Did you know that the most common skin type in the world is oily? That’s right! So, in a sense, it should actually be the skin type known as “normal”, *lol* While it is the most common, it can also be the most frustrating to maintain because excess sebum production in skin can contribute to clogged pores, which in turn leads to blackheads, impacted sebaceous glands/sebaceous cysts, and acne. This mask is designed to help; weekly use is recommended.
- Licorice root powder contains licochalcone, which helps to regulate the skin’s oil production to calm over-active glands. It also contains glycyrrhizin, a helpful anti-inflammatory, and glabridin, which is believed to benefit the connective tissue of skin. High in antioxidants, liquorice can fight skin-damaging free radicals. Well blended with clay, the licorice scent is barely noticeable when dry, and only very faintly when wet. So, if you’re not a fan of licorice flavour, feel confident that this is not the same.
- Australian olive green clay, packed with a wide array of minerals, is the strongest of all clays used in facial care restoring balance to acne-prone and oily skin through the absorption of dirt and oil. Some say it is revitalizing enough to help reduce the appearance of scars.
- Kaolin is a mild yet effective clay suitable for all skin types selected for its ability to absorb accumulated oil and dirt from pores without over-drying and has been included to mediate the green clay.
Note: This product is not recommended for sensitive skin.
Usage: After washing face thoroughly, mix approximately ½ tbsp of face mask with liquid of choice (i.e. water, aloe vera gel juice, rose water, cool green tea, etc.) to form a light paste; apply to face in upward strokes avoiding the eyes, nostrils, and lips. As the clay in this mask tends to dry quickly, the mask can be steamed for 5 – 8 minutes to prolong wear; rise well (rubbing in a circular motion to exfoliate if desired), apply toner and apply moisturizer as desired.
Storage: This preservative-free product lasts longer when exposure to the elements (i.e. air, humidity, sunlight) is kept to a minimum. Please store in a cool, dark place and keep tightly sealed between uses.
kaolin clay/argile de kaolin, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice/réglisse) root powder, australian olive green clay/argile vert olive australien