Clay has been used for centuries to heal various and innumerable skin ailments. Pimples, sebum, toxins, excess oil, and bacteria all can be remarkably reduced with the use of clay masks. Additionally, clay masks are highly effective in alleviating inflammation and assuaging acne scars, stretch marks, and scars of all types. If you’ve never tried this as a skin treatment, you’re in for a pleasant and potent experience.
These three types of healing clays are the best to use on your skin:
Rhassoul or Moroccan Red Clay has a high percentage of silica, magnesium, potassium, and calcium. It’s especially good for acne-prone skin and effective at eliminating blackheads. It’s purity and effectiveness make it an excellent one to use when making a home face mask like this luscious Chocolate Buttermilk Clay Mask recipe, which makes enough for 2 facials. Just mix and apply liberally :
1/2 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tablespoon of buttermilk powder
1/2 tablespoon of Rhassoul clay
1 1/2 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
Bentonite Clay can be both ingested and used externally. Bentonite has laxative properties and is helpful in treating skin infections, especially effective for those suffering from acne as it has an effective drying effect (bentonite is one of the main ingredients used in many acne medications). If DIY is not your thing, try Anjou Bentonite Clay Mask Powder Detox for deep pore cleansing and healing. Glacial Clay is such a valuable and virtuous substance. Glacial clay not only removes dead and dry skin cells from the surface, it improves the skin’s tone, texture, and rehydrates the skin while stimulating blood circulation. The absolute best product on the market to produce glowing and vibrant skin delivered through the use of glacial clay is Alaska Glacial Mud’s Glacial Facial Purifying Mineral Mud Masque. Why?
It’s made with the most mineral-rich and pure glacial clay in the world, sustainably hand-carved from the remote waters of the Copper River Delta in Alaska and enriched with a special combination of certified organic and wildcrafted botanical extracts from the Pacific Northwest that are chosen for their moisturizing, skin-softening, anti-aging and immunoprotective properties.
Kaolin Clay is known as the “cosmetic clay”. Kaolin clay is wonderful for gently exfoliating and stimulating circulation without drawing out too much oil from the skin. Excellent for dry or sensitive skins, kaolin is one of the most popular clays to be used in beauty products including masks, cleansers, sponges, deodorant, toothpaste, and shampoo. For sensitive skin, try Chic Republic’s Organic Charcoal Clay Mask with kaolin clay, organic rosehip oil, and vitamin C.It’s comforting to know there will always be time-tested natural elements like clay to keep us refreshed and fresh-faced. Go get cleaned up by slathering dirt all over your face.
- Feature image provided by Alaska Glacial Mud, thanks guys!
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