GUIDE TO HAMMAM AT HOME
The Hammam is an ancient bathing ritual enjoyed throughout the Middle East. In the traditional Hammam, Moroccan women will begin with clay, massaging it into their hair and scalp, and applying a rhassoul mask to their face. Additionally, the rhassoul is used as a body mask after exfoliation to cleanse the skin and continue the process of detoxification. However, at home in your own environment, we recommend you begin with a face mask to keep your bathroom cleaner.
Hammam is the Arabic word for purifying your body. It is a relaxing process of warming, exfoliating, moisturising the body and the benefits are softer skin, good circulation and deep cleansing.
STEP 1: Prepare your skin for exfoliation with Moroccan Beldi Black Soap
Warm your skin in a bath or shower for several minutes to open the pores. Apply Beldi Soap all over your body. Use circular motions to massage the soap onto your skin and allow it to sit for approximately 5-10 minutes. The soap will soften the surface of the skin, deep cleaning the pores and separating the layer of dead skin cells to make exfoliation more effective.
STEP 2: Detox and deep cleanse with a Rhassoul Clay Mask
Ths is a good time to apply Rhassoul Clay to the face. A fine clay powder, high in silica and magnesium, it is mixed to a paste using either Rose Water or warm water. This can remain on the face for 5-10 minutes while you are putting Beldi soap on your body, thus making good use of the time.
STEP 3: Exfoliate with a Kessa Glove
Wash the soap from your body and prepare your Kessa Glove by soaking in hot water. Begin to gently exfoliate your body from the neck to your feet using downward and circular strokes. A second pair of hands is useful when it comes to scrubbing the back. Rinse.
STEP 4: Moisturise with Argan Oil
Gently pat your skin dry to remove excess moisture and then massage argan oil into your face, and our beautifully scented Argan and Almond Body oil into your body.