If you’re looking for clay with numerous beauty benefits, then Rhassoul Clay is for you. Rhassoul Clay has been around for centuries and is one of the best ancient beauty secrets. It is a multipurpose, hypoallergenic soothing clay packed with minerals. It originates from Morocco, yes the country that also gave us the invaluable Argan Oil!
Rhassoul is an organic clay and is naturally a reddish brown colour. It is known by various names such as Rhassoul Clay, Moroccan Red clay, Oxide clay and quite simply Red Clay. Don’t get too caught up with the different name variations, it’s all the same stuff and has amazing skincare and beauty benefits. Whether you’re looking for the one off mud-mask for a quick pamper session or something to use on a daily basis this clay is the one to opt for.
1. It is a Natural Beauty Treatment Packed with Minerals
You cannot get more of a natural skin loving beauty treatment than Rhassoul Clay.
It is organically mined clay found beneath the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Rhassoul clay is created as a result of volcanic activity and natural geothermal process.
It is rich in minerals such as Calcium, Silica, Magnesium, Potassium, Silicon, Iron, Sodium and Lithium, to name a few, all of which provide astounding nutrients to the skin, an ideal beauty treatment. You could say it’s an elixir for the skin.
2. Detoxifies the Skin and Draws out Impurities
It is an ideal treatment to draw out impurities to detoxify your skin. Rhassoul Clay has a powerful negative electromagnetic charge whereas the toxins under your skin are positively charged, thus drawing out the impurities and unclogging your pores, making it also a good blackhead clearing treatment.
So how do you actually use this clay?
To use as a facial mask, mix the Rhassoul clay powder with some water until it creates a smooth paste. You can add some essential oils or some rose water to the paste. Apply the mixture with a brush or your fingers. Making sure you remember to apply the mixture to your neck. Leave the mask on until its completely dry and hardened. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat the skin dry. Be sure to moisturize your skin straight after to see the full benefits of the mask.
3. It is Super Versatile – It Can Be Used on Hair!
One of the unique properties of Rhassoul clay is that it can be used on your skin as well as your hair. Yes, you read that right! It can be used as a hair mask as well as a shampoo.
The Silica and Magnesium present in the clay are beneficial for the hair. Silica helps stimulate hair growth whereas Magnesium helps build strong hair follicles and strong hair.
It helps fight dandruff as a natural shampoo. It cleanses the hair without removing the protective sebum. The end result is that the texture of the hair is left soft and shiny with increased volume. It is a natural product, free of chemicals, fragrances and preservatives; a win all around.
To use as a hair mask, mix some Rhassoul clay with water, making sure the texture of the mixture is thin and watery. You should be able to pour the mixture on your hair and massage it onto your scalp. Don’t let the mixture dry because if it hardens it can break the hair and will be a nightmare to wash out. Leave on for about 30 seconds or before it starts to harden and wash out immediately.
4. It Exfoliates Dead Skin Cells Smoothing the Texture of the Skin
Rhassoul clay works well as a scrub due to its mild abrasive texture and gets rid of dry flaky skin. You can make your own scrub by mixing 1 tablespoon of Rhassoul clay with 1 tablespoon of oats, water and a drop or two of apple cider vinegar. Mix until it forms a paste. Apply the mixture in circular motions, making sure you reach all the contours of your face. Wash off after 2 minutes and pat your skin dry.
5. Gentle Enough to Use as a Daily Cleanser
It is gentle enough to use as daily cleanser and a makeup remover. Although Rhassoul clay detoxifies the skin and draws out impurities it’s actually mild enough to be used on a daily basis. It deeply cleanses pores whilst clarifying and eliminating dryness.
6. It is Ideal for Sensitive and Acne-prone Skin
One of the beauty benefits of Rhassoul clay is that it can be used on a variety of skin types from oily acne-prone skin to sensitive skin types.
It is ideal for acne-prone skin as it pulls out toxins, balances oil production and has skin-healing properties. It treats as well as prevents spots and blackheads from forming. It is also a natural astringent, which shrinks pores.
It is good for sensitive skins due to its soothing effect. It helps with conditions such as eczema as it nourishes the skin. It's truly a versatile clay.
7. Great for Improving Skin Elasticity and Firmness
As previously stated Rhassoul Clay contains a high concentration of natural minerals. These minerals help to replenish the skin resulting in plumper, firmer and even toned complexion.
I incorporated Rhassoul clay into my beauty routine and I absolutely love it. I have seen a visible improvement in my skin and can’t wait to see the results on my hair. It really is a beauty gem, the versatile nature of the clay and the different ways in which it can be used all add to its charm.Plus it's inexpensive too, that's what I call a bargain!
Will you be adding Rhassoul Clay to your beauty routine ?