Face masks are the ideal treatment for various skin care concerns, and Essentique’s Clean Clay facial masque is an excellent choice for detoxifying the skin. Made with several kinds of clay and plant-based ingredients, the minerals and enzymes in this masque leave the skin nourished. Now Clean Clay has two extra, new, high-power ingredients!
The first is MSM. What is MSM, you ask? MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, is the form in which sulfur appears in nature in all living organisms. Sulfur is often called nature’s beauty mineral, because it keeps skin smooth and youthful. It strengthens keratin, the protein that acts as the main structural component for your skin, benefitting skin health. MSM also reduces inflammation that can lead to skin damage and premature signs of aging. It has been shown to reduce symptoms of skin conditions like rosacea and eczema, improving redness, itching, inflammation, hydration, and skin color. Lastly, MSM is a building block for collagen and other connective tissue, keeping your skin firm, strong, and youthful.
The second is lotus flower extract. Lotus flowers (Nelumbo nucifera) are full of amazing nutrients for your skin. This extract contains vitamins (especially vitamin C) and antioxidants that shield the skin from free radicals, and restore its natural complexion, fighting wrinkles and skin pigmentation. Minerals like potassium give lotus extract incredible hydrating power. Lotus flowers also contain fatty acids, flavonoids, and proteins, which help strengthen the skin’s structure and connective tissues, increasing elasticity and keeping the skin looking plump and smooth. Lotus flower also has anti-inflammatory properties that can calm redness and swelling.
To use Clean Clay, mix about one tablespoon of the powder with the liquid of your choice (such as water, tea, fruit juice, yogurt, or collagen drinks) until you form a smooth paste. Gently apply this paste over your entire clean face. Let dry for five to ten minutes, and then rinse off with warm water to enjoy your glowing skin!