The best clay mask for your skin

If you have oily to combination skin, clay masks are your skin’s best friend. Even normal skin can benefit immensely from the right clay mask. Apart from providing pore shrinking and oil controlling benefits, clay masks can deep clean every skin type and brighten it up. But, using a clay mask effectively requires a little more care than just applying it and rinsing it. You must know the right clay mask for your skin to reap maximum benefits.

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Choose the right clay for your mask:

Please don’t pick up mask based on other’s reviews and comments. Just as that not everyone has the same skin care requirement, not all clay are same. Always choose the right product for your skin, according to your skin type and the care you need. Do a good research and find out which clay will suit your skin type and condition the best.

Here’s the guide:

Bentonite clay: Considered to be most useful as it efficiently extracts impurities from the skin. It comes from volcanic ash that has absorbed nutrients from the earth through the ages. It has been used as a therapeutic and cosmetic clay since 2500 B.C. This is a very popular clay for skin benefits because of its superb absorbing capabilities. This is a great clay for oily skin since it can suck up all that excess sebum easily. When mixed with water the molecules are charged and attracts toxins out of your face to the clay. Since bentonite clay swells when mixed with water, making it a highly porous substance, it can absorb more than its initial mass. With its tightening, acne-clearing, and impurity-absorbing abilities, this is a go-to for many skin concerns. This also goes for any skin ailments involving bacteria and fungus and conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

Significant improvements can be seen among acne sufferers after using it twice a week on problem areas. You’ll notice that your pores will appear smaller because the clay pulls out blackheads, leaving the pore tightly closed preventing further plugs from forming with regular use.

Use for:

  • Acne
  • Excess sebum
  • Pore tightening
  • Skin detoxification

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French Green Clay: This is your staple for exfoliation and pore-tightening on top of oil-absorption. It is also called Illite Clay or Sea Clay. Did you know that the green color comes from the amount of decomposed plant material and iron oxide? This unique color is the determining factor in the quality of the clay. It should never be gray or white, it should be green. It not only does it drink up oils, but also boosts microcirculation. The tingling sensation on application is the sign of boosting circulation.

Use for:

  • Exfoliation
  • Boosting skin circulation
  • Excess sebum
  • Pore tightening

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Fuller’s Earth Clay: This is another powerful absorber of oil and impurities. On top of its acne banishing benefit, it is known for working well for addressing hyperpigmention, as it has mild bleaching properties. When combined with rose water and used as a mask, it helps boost circulation. This is recommended for people with oily skin since it can be quite drying but it wouldn’t hurt for normal skin if used once a week following b a good nourishing moisturizer.

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Kaolin Clay: They come in a few different colors—white, yellow, red, and pink are the more popular ones, all of which vary in their abilities.

  • White kaolin clay is the gentlest and thus great for sensitive dry skin. It doesn’t absorb so much as it does soften with super gentle bits for a mild exfoliation.
  • Yellow kaolin clay is slightly more absorbent and exfoliating but still remains gentle enough for sensitive skin. This can be more circulation-boosting, so you’ll probably find it in a lot of brightening masks.
  • Red kaolin clay has the most absorbing powers of the bunch and is best for oily skin. This is a great addition for acne/detoxifying masks for the face or body.
  • Pink kaolin clay is pretty much a mixture of the white and red kaolin clays, making it an idea balance for those with sensitive skin that needs a bit of oil-suction and gentle exfoliation.

Use for:

  • Exfoliation
  • Boosting skin circulation
  • Excess sebum
  • Pore tightening
  • Skin detoxification

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Rhassoul Clay (Red Moroccan clay): This ancient clay is mined from Morocco and is rich in minerals. This clay is the perfect magnet for pulling out all those impurities—sebum plugs, blackheads. It doesn’t, however, leave you dry because of its elasticity and texture-improving effects. It’s gentle enough for daily use in small doses. It makes a heavy-duty exfoliator mask when mixed with crushed oats or almonds,

Additional tips: Rhassoul clay is great for both skin and hair. It is absolutely fabulous for absorbing excess build-up on hair, sebum around hair follicles restoring volume, and shine.

The best Spas across the globe utilize the toning and enriching benefits offered by Rhassoul and now it’s just as easy to enjoy this splendor within your own home. High in Silica, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Potassium and Sodium content, this clay is surely one of the finest treasures for the pampering of your skin.

. Use for:

  • Exfoliation
  • Boosting skin circulation
  • Excess sebum
  • Pore tightening
  • Skin detoxification

Umbrian clay – Originally found in the small idyllic town of Nocera Umbra, Italy, this charcoal-toned, ultra-fine and mineral-rich clay works to give you a balanced and pure complexion that glows. Umbrian clay masks work great on normal, oily, combination, dry and even sensitive skin types. This clay mask multitasks as a daily deep cleanser, instant purifying mask and spot treatment to reveal a more refined complexion. This clay restores balance and reduce swelling and any blemishes or skin irritation.

Use for:

  • Exfoliation
  • Deep cleaning
  • Boosting skin circulation
  • Excess sebum
  • Skin detoxification

Beauties! Make the best use of what Mother Earth has offered us. Share your thoughts and tips on clay masks for us to know more. Happy skincare!

 

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