Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

Clare Oparo, Blogger, Skincerely Clare

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Ghassoul Clay Masks from Morocco

Ghassoul Clay Masks from Morocco

I was Skimming last week and learned that the origin of man may be in Morocco (North Africa), not near Ethiopia in Eastern Africa as previously thought. My mind quickly did a "skincare" translate and I thought of rhassoul/ghassoul/red clay masks. 

Rhassoul clay comes from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Kaolin, bentonite, French green clay, Fuller's Earth are some cosmetic clays used in skincare. If you have oily skin, then you may have used any of them as a clay mask to absorb excess oil.

Mini Tangent...

After the thought of ghassoul, I remembered how much I want to participate in a Moroccan hammam ritual.

A hammam is a traditional bath house in Morocco.The Moroccan hammam ritual begins by rubbing the body with ghassoul that has been blended with water.

After that, black soap made with olive oil and eucalyptus leaves is applied on the skin, before a body scrub.

Then you rinse with rose water made from Atlas roses. And slather on argan oil to moisturize. My Gaaad, this is so extra and I love it!

End of Mini Tangent...

Anyway, until I experience the Moroccan hammam ritual (soon IJN!), I'm content to use rhassoul clay masks whenever my skin  has excess oil. Especially these ones from Moroccan brands.

Using clay masks with BHAs and spot treatments will reduce excess oil

There's lots of miraculous claims about rhassoul clay online, don't fall for it. A clay mask once or twice a week will absorb excess oil, not even your skin tone or heal wounds.

Combine the use of a ghassoul clay mask with BHAs and spot treatments for much greater results.

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