5 TYPES OF CLAY FACE MASKS YOU CAN BUY
Clay treatments can either be a facial or body mask, but did you know that most of your beauty products are made up of clay?
Some body scrubs, powders and soaps you own contain clay for its oil absorbing, detoxifying and exfoliating properties.
There are many types of clay, all of which have a purifying effect but each of them has some particular characteristics.
Clay absorbs excess sebum and impurities from oily skin and brings light and balance to dry skin. So its important to choose the right clay for your skin type.
Many brands sell ready-to-use clay masks, while others simply sell the powder to mix with water to form a smooth paste.
TIP: You can add a few drops of oil such as rose, olive or tea tree to improve the purifying effect.
White clay or kaolin
It is considered the purest and most delicate clay, it is used for facial treatments to eliminate toxins and dead skin cells, it helps regenerate cells, preventing aging and improving structure and flexibility. It is ideal for all skin types.
It is highly antiseptic. Particularly appreciated not only for its minerals, but also for its absorption power and its anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and balancing properties. It is ideal for oily skin, with acne, spots and large pores.
It is used more often to treat body and hair. It purifies the scalp and helps those who have problems with circulation, cellulite and water retention due to its high iron oxide content. Stimulates the skin regeneration process. As a face mask it is recommended that those with oily but fragile skin.
This clay is a mixture of red clay and white clay in different proportions. It is often used as a face mask for its purifying, antioxidant, decongestant, soothing and regenerating effect. It is ideal for sensitive, delicate and dehydrated skin due to its delicacy and its repair properties on the connective tissue.
Contains illite, a mineral with absorbent, exfoliating, smoothing and toning properties. It is ideal for facial care, particularly for normal skin with tendena to become oily. It can also be used by those with delicate skin.
It is important to let the mask work well (about 10-15 minutes) so that its properties are absorbed by the skin but absolutely not to allow it to dry completely, because in this case it would not only absorb excess sebum but also the reserves of water of skin tissues.
When the mask starts to dry it is best to rinse it off immediately with warm water.
Furthermore, clay can be drying on the skin so be sure to follow up the masking session with a serum and moisturizer.
With our skin being exposed to harmful toxins that can damage our skin, having clay masks apart of routine should be an essential!