Based in Sydney, Australia, Foundry is a blog by Rebecca Thao. Her posts explore modern architecture through photos and quotes by influential architects, engineers, and artists.

Playing with Clay

Playing with Clay

LATLEY I'VE BEEN DOING MY VERY BEST TO KEEP MY SKIN CLEAR. OF COURSE I'LL GET THE ODD PIMPLE HERE AND THERE BUT WHO DOESN'T?! THERE ARE ALSO TIMES WHERE MY SKIN FEELS MORE UNEVEN THAN USUAL AND THAT'S WHEN I WHIP OUT MY MASKS.

I'VE SEEN THE L'OREAL SKIN CARE PURE CLAY MASKS ALL OVER SOCIAL MEDIA AND NEW ONES ADDED SO I DECIDED TO DIVE IN. I FIRST WENT WITH THE 3 MINERAL CLAYS + CHARCOAL MASK. I FELL IN LOVE AND SOON GOT THE 3 MINERAL CLAYS + SEAWEED MASK.

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| THE 3 MINERAL CLAYS |

KAOLIN CLAY - MONTMORILLONITE - MOROCCAN

 

| HOW TO APPLY |

FEEL FREE TO USE YOUR FINGERS ALTHOUGH THE CHARCOAL ONE CAN BE VERY MESSY. I'VE CHOSEN TO USE A BRUSH. THE ONE I USE IS ACTUALLY JUST A FOUNDATION BRUSH I GOT AT MY DRUGSTORE. I LIKE THAT IT'S FLAT AND ROUNDED TO COVER MY FACE EVENLY WITH THE MASK.

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| THe masks |

| Seaweed |

Like I said above, sometimes my skin starts feeling yucky and totally uneven in a way. This mask helps with that! It helps with dry, sensitive skin. I naturally have a red blemish to my face which I don't usually mind but I like to tone it down. 

THis mask is very light going on. Cooling and it doesn't harden like the charcoal one does.

| chorcoal |

THis mask is used to energize and brighten the skin. THe charcoal gets rid of the dirt and dull complexion of the skin. After using this mask, my skin feels smoother, looks brighter and is energized!

THis mask eventually gets stiff on the face (you can see it go into my pores on my nose!) Be carful when rising it off as it can be messy. Your skin will feel so purified after.

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| What to do during masking |

I'm usually catching up on my Youtubes, on my phone or tiding up my room. The time can go by quickly! Try not to forget you have your mask on as some can start to irritate your skin. We all have a phone so just simply put your timmer on.

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| How long & How often |

All masks are different. Like I said before, I tend to do masks whenever my skin feels uneven in any way. It may feel extra dirty, look uneven due to hormones or stress. Or maybe I'm sick and want to help draw out any toxins from my body. To see a result with these particular masks, they suggest you use them 3 times a week. I'm trying my best to do it at least twice a week to keep up with my clear skin. I also like to do it when I know I'm not doing to be wearing a lot of any makeup that day. I want to keep my face clean on anything so it can work its magic. 

HOw long you ask? Masks don't typically need to stay on too long. I keep mine on for 10-15 minutes. 

 

| After masking |

after rinsing my face, it's usually tight. I like to spray my face with my rose water toner by fresh. I let that soak in and complete my routine with my Tatcha Water cream.

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| Where to buy |

You can find them at your local drug store (if of course they carry L'oreal Skin products) Or online

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