Clay Face Mask Applicator Brush
Enhance your home facial spa experience with this specially designed clay mask applicator brush hand-turned from Olive Wood. Soft tapered bristles ensure an even application.
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Our Olive Wood Clay Mask Applicator Brush features long tapered bristles to ensure an even application over the whole face, and the slanted tip allows application in all the corners and crevices of the face.
- Designed specifically for mixing and applying facial masks
- Super soft bristles allow for even application of the clay mask for perfect coverage and will not irritate the skin
- The brush prevents wasting precious product
- The bristles are 100% synthetic – meaning it is cruelty-free!
- Measurement: about 8 1/2 inches long
Although the wood is naturally water-resistant, the brush should not be left sitting in water and should be dried after use to help prolong its beauty.
* Your purchase includes only the Brush! The bamboo mixing spoon, wooden face mask mixing bowl, and the clay shown in some of the photos are for examples only. This listing is for the Olive Wood Brush only.
If you would like a kit that includes the Sheesham Bowl, an Olive Wood Clay Mask Applicator Brush and a Small Bamboo Spoon see our Clay Mask Facial Kit.
Olive Wood is a fruit-wood highly prized for its exceptional grain patterns, also called figure. The heartwood is a nutty brown marbled with veins of darker tones that can be nearly black. The sapwood is a creamy yellow, often striped with brown tones. The patina becomes darker and richer as it ages.
Thanks to the varying grain patterns, each wooden shaving brush is unique.
The grain patterns will vary from handle to handle. The handle shape will be very similar to the one shown but may vary a bit. Small irregularities or knots in the wood are not defects, they are a sign that the brush handles are handmade.
Olive wood is a hard, dense and strong wood with antibacterial properties. The high oil content makes the wood highly water-repellent. Hand buffing helps bring out the natural oil to create a simple natural finish.
How to Care for the Wood Clay Mask Brush
- After each use handwash with warm soapy water and rinse and allow to air dry
- Although wood is naturally water-resistant, the brush should not be left sitting in water and should be dried after use
- Every now and then rub the dried handle with a very tiny bit of olive oil which helps rejuvenate the warmth and grain figure of the olive wood
To Wash or Not To Wash . . .
that is the question!
Most of the time the directions included with a clay mask state, "begin with a clean face," but does that mean you need to actually "wash" your face first?
Whether or not to wash your face before using a facial clay is up for debate and you are likely to find a lot of conflicting information online.
There are those who say you should "absolutely" wash your face in to order remove the surface layer of dirt, oil and makeup.
This surface grime can hinder the ability of the active clay ingredients to get into the pores and do their job. Some also believe that when you apply a clay mask onto unclean skin, you may be trapping all sorts of dirt, bacteria and other impurities and possibly driving them deeper into the facial pores.
Not To Wash
Some believe that washing before applying a clay mask may be too drying for those with dry or sensitive skin types.
After washing pores are open and anything you apply will be more rapidly absorbed which may cause more irritation with sensitive skin. If you think about it, moisturizing is best done immediately after washing for that same reason.
In my opinion, the answer to this question really depends on the type or purpose of the mask you are using and your skin type. For example, if you are using a deep cleansing mask for oily or problem combination skin, a fresh wash with warm water opens your pores which prepares your skin for a deeper cleansing experience.
Basically, the same logic holds true for whether or not to shower before or after a clay mask treatment.
Showering Before: Again this method works well with deep cleansing masks for oily and combination skin. The warm water and steam from the shower open your pores.
Showering After: If you have drier skin, you want to apply the mask before taking a shower. The warm shower will actually his help seal in the moisture.
To be honest, I do not wash my face before applying a clay mask. However, I do not wear make-up or use heavy creams and basically, my face simply gets dirty from normal exposure to everyday dirt and pollutants. I have aging dryish skin and washing before applying the face mask makes my skin feel too dry afterward. I just use the clay mask and then after rinsing, I moisturize.
Now, all that being said, if your skin is oily, your face feels quite dirty or is loaded with make-up you may choose to do a quick wash before applying the clay.
Our face has different zones in which the skin can vary in thickness, texture, pore size and the number of oil-producing glands.
Each zone may have very different needs and require individual attention.
So, what happens if you have multiple facial skin issues, like dryness, oily spots, and blemishes?
The answer is Multi-Masking . . .
What is Multi-Masking
Multi-masking is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of applying one face mask over your entire face, you apply different masks to different areas of the face in order to treat multiple skincare concerns at the same time.
For more information please read our blog Multi-Masking and Targeted Application For Combination Facial Skin