A few months ago I was scrolling through Instagram and I came across Alikay Naturals. Alikay Naturals is a line of natural hair care and beauty products for all hair and skin types. The company is owned by YouTube Vlogger Rochelle Graham and can be found in your local independent beauty supply store, Sally’s, Bed Bath and Beyond, Harmon Face Values and Target. As soon as I opened the site, I was already in love. Of course, since I am obsessive I bought everything on their site. My two favorite products from their line have been the Shea Yogurt (Later Post) and the Bentonite Me Baby clay mask.
When it comes to your skin, its really important to use some form of a detoxifier for your skin. Detoxifying your skin removes impurities and deep down dirt that can clog pores and cause comedones (blackheads) to form. There are many products on the market that can assist with detoxifying skin and removing impurities but many of them contain extremely harsh chemicals. Alikay Naturals Bentonite Me Baby is made with 100% natural bentonite clay (aged volcanic ash). Bentonite clay is an excellent clarifier and detoxifier for your hair and all of your body. Once the clay has been wet, its healing powers are activated. Once you apply the clay to your skin or hair, it pulls out all impurities and toxins out of your skin almost like a magnet. Since my hair is extremely short, I only use the clay on my skin.
Mixing the bentonite clay is extremely easy. If you have sensitive skin, It’s recommended that you mix the clay with water. For me, I use apple cider vinegar. Mix the clay until it is smooth and creamy, you can add more clay or liquids if needed. When mixing the clay, be sure not to use metal utensils. The metal from the utensils can deactivate the magnetic effect of the clay which makes it less effective.
Once you apply the clay to your skin, leave it on for about 20 minutes. Your skin will become extremely tight, this is the clay pulling the impurities from your skin. Once the clay has dried, rinse the mask off with warm water. Your skin may be a little red, but this will disappear within about 10 minutes. After the mask, you can continue with your normal skin routine.
Once I used the clay, it seemed as if all of my blackheads came to the surface. I lightly used a black head extractor to remove the blackheads. After removing the mask I used my Rare Earth Face Toner from Kiehl’s and Restorative Facial Milk from Julep. The next day after using the mask, I noticed that my skin was a lot softer than normal. My pores even seemed to be less visible. I definitely think this will be a staple in my skin care regimen, especially because I frequently get blackheads.
I’ll be sure to post about the other Alikay Naturals products I have used very soon. Because I’ve been obsessed with them, they are pretty much all gone so I’ll have to replenish in the next few weeks.
Which Alikay Natural Products have you tried?