Ghassoul clay is a type of clay that some people use as a cosmetic product for their skin and hair. It’s a brown clay only found in a valley in the Atlas mountains of Morocco. The term “Ghassoul” comes from an Arabic word that means “to wash.”
- Rhassoul clay is rich in magnesium and potassium.
- Anecdotally, many skincare gurus swear that magnesium can be absorbed through your skin barrier to fight acne, cleanse impurities, and improve skin elasticity.
How To Use It
- Apply the mask with your fingers or a mask brush, avoiding your eyes. You’ll feel the clay begin to dry on your face, and it may crack. This is normal, and you don’t have to add more clay. After about 10 minutes, rinse your face well with warm water.
- Complete your skincare routine as you normally would.
- If you have an allergy to metallic elements like aluminum or magnesium, avoid using ghassoul clay. If you’re prone to psoriasis on your scalp, eczema, or other chronic skin conditions, be careful when using ghassoul clay. It could dry out or inflame your skin if you currently have symptoms. Discontinue use if your skin becomes dryer, red, itchy, or inflamed.