How to apply and remove a clay mask
Making a clay mask part of your consistent skin care routine will keep your pores clean and help address various skin care concerns, from large pores to dry spots. If you follow each of these steps for choosing the right mask, applying it, and removing it, you’ll see a noticeable change in no time with just a little bit of consistency.
Once you have your clay mask powder ready to go, it’s time to apply. Follow these instructions to apply your mask and remove it with no mess. Your skin will be glowing in no time!
STEP #1: Cleanse your skin
Before putting on your clay mask, cleanse your skin to help remove dirt, oils, and makeup from the surface of your skin. Try using the Florestas Acai Facial Cleansing Foam or Gel. Each of these cleansers lifts dirt and impurities out of your pores without drying out your skin. Starting with a clean base will help the clay masks reach their maximum level of effectiveness.
STEP #2: Apply an even layer
When it comes to using a clay mask, you don’t need to lather your face in a tone of product. A thin, even layer of whichever mask you are using will do. If you don't mind getting a little dirty, use your (clean) hands to spread the mask over your face. If you would rather keep things tidy, try using a mask brush or repurpose a foundation brush. By dipping the brush into the mask and painting it onto your face, you will not only avoid a mess but also be able to apply a perfectly thin layer of your mask of choice.
STEP #3: Wait 10-15 minutes
Take this time to sit back and relax! Listen to your favourite playlist or podcast while you leave your clay mask on for 10-15 minutes. Other potential post-mask application activities could include watching TV, painting your nails, or even using a hair mask. After all, one mask is never enough.
STEP #4: Rinse
And you were just starting to get comfortable, right? By now the mask should feel firm on your skin—and that means it is time to take it off! Wet a face cloth or washcloth with lukewarm water and gently wipe the clay mask off your face in circular motions. If you want the rainforest feel, hop in the shower and let the water cleanse your skin; so relaxing. Be sure to remove all of the clay mask—that means double checking your hairline, eyebrows, and nostrils.
STEP #5: Pat dry
Once you have made sure all of the clay mask has been removed, take a clean, dry towel and lightly blot your skin until it’s just slightly damp. You and your skin should feel rejuvenated and revived.
STEP #6: Use a lightweight oil moisturizer
Keep showing your skin love by applying a water-based moisturizer for your skin type. The Florestas Brazil Nut Oil is a super moisturizer and is rich in vitamins A and E, two powerful natural antioxidants essential for skin protection. Brazil Nut Oil fights free radicals, acting to protect and prevent skin aging, loss of elasticity and the appearance of wrinkles. This moisturizer will complement all the work the clay mask did, leaving you with a hydrated, healthy complexion.
Repeat the process a few times a week.
The best part about this whole process? You get to do it again! Our clay masks should be used 2-3 times a week for best results, so go ahead and treat yourself to using one again and again.