Dr Rashmi Shetty tips for daily care: clay masks

Dr Rashmi Shetty tips for daily care: clay masks
Dr Rashmi Shetty who was recently awarded as India’s Most Promising Cosmetologist & Non-Surgical Aesthetic Medicine Award Gives Beauty Tips to budding Celebrities.

“Cleopatra loved them, so did Queen Nefertiti and it’s no secret that a clay mask can be a great one of the best pick-me-ups for the skin.

Good cosmetic clays conditions and nourishes your skin by removing the dead cells and extracting the extra oils and impurities from the surface of the skin. One should apply clay a mask regularly as it can impart a natural glow to your face.“


Things to add to the clay mask
  • Oats
  • Buttermilk and cold milk
  • Honey
  • Essential oils
  • Orange peel
  • Herbs like chamomile and lavender
Home remedies
A good clay mask is easily made at home. You can store it in a jar or give it to someone as a gift:

For all skin types:
This is a skin soothing mask.
Ingredients:
  • White clay 1/2 cup
  • Oats, grounded 2 tbsp
  • Milk or buttermilk powder 1 tbsp
  • Honey 1 1/2 tsp
Method:
To apply, mix two teaspoons with an equal amount of water or any other liquid (milk, herb tea, or aloe vera juice). Spread evenly over your face. Leave on for about 10 minutes. Gently remove with warm water and a washcloth. Apply a homemade moisturiser. Mix and store in a covered jar or bag in your bathroom.
Normal skin:
People with normal skin can combine fuller’s earth with Vitamin E oil and apply it on the skin.

Oily skin:
Combine fuller’s earth with calamine lotion and apply it all over the face and neck. Can also use this on the back.
Acne prone skin:
Combine green clay (it’s great for drawing out impurities) and about three tablespoons of aloe vera gel in a bowl. Add some orange peel to this as well as an essential oil (can use lavender or tea tree varieties) that suits your skin. Spread over the face and neck avoiding the eye area. Keep it on for 15 minutes, rinse and dry the face.
Last modified on Friday, 16 January 2015 11:23