We spend hundreds and thousands of dollars in our quest for beauty! Little do we know, or accept that even the most simplest and affordable ingredients are often the best out there! Do you know facial clay is used for centuries and can do wonders for your skin?
Forget about the hype and hoopla around the miracle ingredients that are announced every other day! Cosmetic industry stalwarts don’t want you to know the truth behind the goodness of nature and natural ingredients, a reason why there’s no comprehensive research done on natural ingredients.
What an irony? The same industry experts now add natural ingredients to their products for efficacy, but don’t want us to follow natural methods or buy natural products for skincare. That aside, now we move onto facial clays!
Why Use Facial Clay?
Do you know facial clay mixed me water can be applied to your face as a mask for healthier, youthful and younger looking skin? You don’t really need to add any special ingredient, though you can if you want to! Want to know the different types of facial clay that you can use on your skin?
Benefits of Using Clay Masks
Clay mask tightens and tones your skin.
Clay mask gently exfoliates your skin, promotes cell regeneration and leaves your skin radiant, smooth and youthful.
Clay mask stimulates blood circulation, which means, your skin will look and feel healthier.
Clay masks draw out impurities, clean and unclog pores effectively. They eliminate dirt and toxins from skin surface and helps refining your face.
Clay masks are rich in minerals and nourish and rejuvenate your skin, from within.
The best part – they’re free from preservative and yet, have a long shelf life!
Types of Facial Clay
Often dubbed as China Clay, or White Clay, it is the mildest amongst the many types of facial clay out there. It gently stimulates blood circulation, exfoliates and cleanses the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, including dry skin. Since it is very mild, it is used as face powder by those with fair complexion.
A combination of montmorillonite and volcanic ash, it is a potent clay that absorbs excess oils and toxins from your skin. Though not recommended for normal, sensitive or dry skin, it is great for oily or combination skin. Love this clay but have a sensitive or dry skin? No worries! Just mix up with other clays, to get the benefits.
Dead Sea Clay
The name dead sea attracts lot of attention, especially for the rich mineral content. About twenty six minerals and rare trace elements are found in this clay, making it great healing clay. It can tighten pores, expel impurities and toxins and also, improves circulation. It is suitable for all skin types, making it an ideal all-round solution for everyone.
Bohemian Black Organic Fango
Also called dark Kaolin Clay, it is harvested from Western Bohemia. It is rich in minerals and also, has humic and Fulvic acids naturally,making it a great nourishing and detoxifying clay for your skin. It is rich in essential fatty acids, cleans clogged pores, eliminates excess oil and toxins, etc. It is suitable for all skin types.
Harvested from Atlas Mountains in Morocco, this clay is rich in minerals like Magnesium, Silica, Calcium, Iron, Sodium and Potassium. It is suitable for all skin types, but ideal for those with sensitive or aging skin, thanks to its gentle exfoliation and incredible ability to tighten skin.
Coso Mountain Clay
Popularly called Green Clay, it is rich in phytonutrients and minerals. It is the most commonly deployed therapeutic clay. It has California montmorillonite, so potent to remove excess oils and toxins from your skin. The rich minerals nourish and rejuvenate the skin. It is good for those with oily or acne-prone skin. Those with dry or sensitive skin are advised against using this clay.
Otherwise called Pink Kaolin Clay, it retains all the goodness of Kaolin Clay. The rose texture is attributed to the rich iron oxide content in the clay and suitable for all skin types.
Also called French Green Clay, it is often green or off green. It is harvested from lands that were once sea beds and rich in minerals. It has all the benefits of land clay, coupled with the nourishment of seaweed, making it more potent. It gently exfoliates, cleans, nourishes and rejuvenates the skin. It does not leave your skin dry, thanks to the moisturizing properties of seaweed. It is suitable for all skin types and also, can be used in body wraps – whole body treatment with clays.
Now that you know the benefits and properties of different types of facial clay, feel free to experiment and determine what suits your skin best! You can follow up with a mild moisturizer like Argan Oil after using clay masks.