Rhassoul (ghassoul) clay is known for having the largest variety of minerals (such as magnesium, potassium, silica, calcium, iron) in the clay family.
It was used by the Romans, the Greeks and the North Africans, especially in Morocco (where it is mined from the Atlas Mountains, in the Moulouya’s valley, around 200km from the city of Fez).
1) Anti-aging benefits
Rhassoul contains more than 50% of silica, which has many benefits regarding anti-aging.
-boosts collagen production; the silica present in rhassoul clay helps to boost collagen production (collagen being an essential protein to have a younger looking skin)
-combats free radicals and toxins; Silica present in rhassoul helps to combat free radicals that damage the skin.
-keep skin hydrated: Silica present in rhassoul clay helps to bond protein molecules, which helps the skin to maintain its ability to hold water and keep the skin hydrated.
2) Exfoliates, cleanse and detoxifies
Rhassoul clay detoxifies the skin removing bacteria and toxins thanks to its rich content in minerals while leaving a soft skin. It unclogs pores, removes dead skin cells and also acts as a natural cleanser. It helps allow the skin to breath by removing the excess dirt on the surface of the skin, leading to a clearer, softer skin.
3) Can remove blackheads
-Since having sebum controlling minerals and deeply cleansing the skin are one of the main benefits of rhassoul clay, it can unclog pores, tighten the skin pores, and can remove blackheads.
4) Anti-inflammatory benefits
Thanks to its rich content in minerals, rhassoul clay has anti-inflammatory benefits, especially due to the natural presence of the mineral of magnesium. It can help improve inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, eczema and rosacea. Rhassoul clay has a soothing effect that benefits inflamed skin.
5) Strengthen the skin barrier:
Rhassoul clay naturally containing potassium (also having antimicrobial properties), calcium and magnesium, they all can help strengthen the skin barrier. ( according to this study calcium and magnesium can accelerate skin barrier recovery)
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