Wonderful Anti-age Herbal Mud Treatment
I’ve started to make and use this incredible mask quite often because of its remarkable qualities and its multifunctional properties.
It cleanses, moisturises, heals, soothes, peels and tightens all at the same time.
You can use it as a mask, but also as an effective cleanser. Its best applied in the mornings before your shower and rinsed off just before you get out. It leaves your skin feeling so soft and delicious, and any morning-face-swellings or sleep wrinkles seem to vanish.
It's these three exquisitely nourishing herbs that work wonder’s: Goldenrod, Marigold, and Hibiscus. Add a little Rhassoul Clay, and your skin will feel incredible after a quick treatment.
The mask is easy to mix, and great for everyone especially suitable for acne, mature, and dry skin.
Give it a go; you won't be disappointed - on the contrary, you might be amazed.
About the ingredients
Goldenrod is also known by its Latin name Solidago meaning ‘to make whole.’ The herb can help treat inflammatory skin conditions like acne and eczema- and
It has antiseptic and astringent properties that help clean and tighten your skin (so even if you are not suffering from any particular skin condition, goldenrod may help you look fresher and younger).
It is also very moisturizing especially in collaboration with other herbs and in particularly calendula.
With antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, Calendula promotes fast healing and regeneration of the skin. That’s the reason it’s used to cure many skin problems.
Calendula with its therapeutic properties profoundly hydrates the skin, heals damaged skin, and makes it look younger and suppler.
Hibiscus contains natural alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs). AHAs help exfoliate skin, speed up cell turnover, and control acne breakouts, all of which can encourage fresher, younger, and smoother looking skin. Hibiscus also increase moisture and improve flexibility and elasticity.
On top of the AHA activity are the antioxidants “anthocyanocides.” These antioxidants not only protect the skin from free radical damage, they also have astringent properties that help pores appear smaller. They have an anti-inflammatory effect as well, soothes inflamed skin and helps calm conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Because of its rich content of mucilage (a thick, slimy substance in plants) Hibiscus is also a great moisturizer. The mucilage in Hibiscus enhances your skin’s ability to retain moisture, and stay hydrated, soft and supple for longer, which is a crucial factor in maintaining a youthful complexion, and keeping dry, dull skin at bay. Mucilage also has a beneficial effect on burns and wounds.
Rich in magnesium, silica, potassium, and calcium, Rhassoul clay is an excellent multi-purpose clay that is often overshadowed by the popularity of Bentonite clay. This clay is especially useful because it has a strong negative charge and high absorption rate, so it carries away toxins, impurities, heavy metals, chemicals, and excess sebum (skin oil) while leaving a soft, clean skin surface.
The clay also stimulate lymph circulation and thereby more efficient waste handling and boosting of cell nutrients.
The herbal-mud Recipe
Scoop the herbs in a heat-resistant jar, jug or bowl.
Heat water until it just comes to a boil.
Pour hot water over herbs to submerge them.
Steep for 5-10 minutes and strain.
Add ½ dl if the herbal tea to a bowl.
Sprinkle the Rhassoul Clay powder over and allow it to sink into the water without stirring.
Sprinkle the clay over the tea.
Stirring can begin when the uppermost layer of Clay powder has begun to absorb the water.
Add the other ingredients and mix well
Spoon into a jar or tub and label.
The mask will last 3-4 days in the fridge.
You can drink the rest of the herbal tea or store it in the fridge for 2-3 days.
How to use
Massage gently into damp skin and relax 10-15 minutes.
Rinse off in the shower letting the stream rehydrate and wash the formula away easily, or use a damp cloth to wipe off.
NB! Moisten the lips before applying the face mask.
Tip: By not adding vegetable oils you can use the face mask as a shampoo too, as the clay is great for hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly though to get it all out of your hair.
Tip: This mask also works well as a body wash. Moisten the skin and apply the mask with light sweeping movements from ankles up to chest and back, and from wrists to the shoulders.
For sensitive skin
A small amount of Vegetable Oil such as Olive, Apricot or Peach Kernel can be added to the Recipe, or the face mask can be applied to dry skin, which has been covered with a thin layer of Oil. Wash the Face Mask off before it is fully dry.
Another alternative is to apply the face mask to clean skin, which has been moistened with water.
for normal or oily skin:
Allow the face mask to dry completely (when it starts to crack) before washing off. Grimacing before washing off the face mask is an effective way of removing dead skin cells.