Should You Moisturise after Applying a Clay Mask?

Clay masks have several benefits for the skin, and they are noticeable from the very first time of usage. In fact, your skin tone and texture improves visibly in just a few weeks, provided you stick to a consistent skincare routine. You might ask – should I moisturise after a clay mask? You definitely have to, because without proper post-mask protocol, the radiance and softness of your skin won’t last long

Why is more moisture needed for the skin?

Your skin has just absorbed the goodness of a clay mask, one of which is to hydrate the skin, so it might seem a bit redundant to apply yet another layer of moisture. But there is a vital reason as to why it is recommended that you follow up with moisturiser.

Clay masks are formulated so they seep within all layers of skin and deliver active ingredients where they are needed the most. But it is necessary to “seal them in”, or some of it might be lost via evaporation. Moisturisers essentially create a physical barrier on the skin that helps to lock in the active ingredients, and prevent water loss at the same time. To put it in a nutshell, it means you get desired results and retain that just-masked-glow even longer. Applying moisturiser is a must for those with dry skin, as clay masks might cause the skin to feel slightly dry, so balancing the moisture content is imperative.

Why can’t moisturiser be applied before the clay mask?

If you have heard that applying moisturiser prior to a face mask works as well, rest assured, it is nothing but a misconception. Applying moisturiser beforehand is a strict no-no as you want the pores to be completely clean. Otherwise the pores get clogged, which wreaks havoc on your skin.

How to choose the right moisturiser?

Don’t forget about your skin type

Is your skin dry, oily, normal or a combination of types? Are you acne-prone or have sensitive skin? The answers to those questions should determine which type of moisturiser you pick. The texture of the moisturiser is also important. For instance, normal skin does best with a light, non-greasy moisturizer, while dry skin may need a heavier, creamier formula that is more likely to “lock in” moisture. We do have Rose Martini Face Cream that is ideal for all skin types as made with only 5 ingredients such as Rose Water & Lavender.

Check the SPF

A moisturiser should not only hydrate your skin, but protect it from harm caused due to sun damage. It should have a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30.

Always read the labels

Check the ingredients so you can ascertain the product is safe for your skin. Look for moisturisers labelled allergy tested (less chances of causing allergies) and non-comedogenic (less likely to clog pores). Our Cream does not have any “nasty ingredient”.

How to moisturise after applying the clay mask?

Don’t apply the moisturizer immediately after washing off the face mask. Give the active ingredients some time to get fully absorbed by the skin. Take a dollop of moisturizer, warm it between your fingers to help it penetrate deeper, and then massage into the skin using upward motions.

Moisturizing is a crucial aspect of any beauty regimen – make sure you don’t skip it!