Turkish Hammam Deep Cleansing Ritual
An ancient Moroccan and Turkish beauty as well as bathing ritual - Hammam involves deep cleansing and rejuvenation of the body. It involves several steps that involve scrubbing off dead skin cells with a kesse, masking with rhassoul or ghassoul, cleansing with Moroccan black soap and rose water, concluding with a relaxing tea session for oneself.
The kesse is a jute mitten that is scrubbed vigorously throughout the body after it has been treated to warm steam, followed by masking with Rhassou clay found in the foothills of the Atlas mountains of Morocco, then the mask is scraped off and dissolved with lukewarm water or rose water poured all over the head and body, post this one slathers on some black soap made out of olive oil and after this ritual is treated to some mint tea.
Here's how you can recreate the ritual of Hammam at home
FOR DRY SKIN
- Light up our Gulbahar, dim the lights and keep away/ disconnect your phone or screens which might expose you to blue light.
- Use the kesse /dry brush to gently exfoliate your dead skin cells Move the brush in upward strokes
- Once done, pat your body with lukewarm water and apply a nourishing Rhassoul Clay Mask blend . You can create the exfoliating gentle clay blend as per your skin type