Relax in a hot shower, steam room, or sauna for five to 10 minutes to open up pores.
Apply black soap, a typical Moroccan product made with black olive oil and eucalyptus, over the body and face. Buff the body in a circular motion using a kessa mitt (a glove fabricated from coarse crepe material). According to El Mernissi, the mineral-rich soap has both antimicrobial and moisturizing properties which purify, hydrate, and exfoliate. This essential step in the traditional hammam experience removes dead skin cells.
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Next, coat the body and face with a natural mask made of rhassoul (also known as ghassoul), a volcanic clay mined from the Moroccan Atlas mountains. This ingredient improves skin texture and removes excess oil, explains El Mernissi. Let the mask sit for five to 10 minutes before rinsing it off.
Then, apply argan serum to the hair for instant hydration. While it soaks into the strands, gently massage argan oil into the face, neck, and body. Argan oil is often referred to as Moroccan oil, since it’s sourced from the country’s indigenous argan fruit trees. It’s rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and essential acids, and is said to be moisturizing and anti-aging.
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Finish off the at-home hammam ritual by spritzing orange blossom oil onto the face and body. The ingredient, which comes from bitter orange trees abundant in Morocco, has been celebrated for its purported toning and hydrating properties.