Cleopatra loved them, so did Queen Nefertiti and it's no secret why!! Clay masks can be one of the best pick-me-ups for the skin. Considered an important medicinal and cosmetic tool, clays, are now becoming increasingly popular as a rediscovered treatment for several skincare conditions.
What are they?
Cosmetic clays are made up of different mineral contents and each clay type has a different effect on the skin. The high mineral content of clay rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they differ in their level of absorption.
Here are some of the best cosmetic clays and their properties:
Pink Clay is mild kaolin clay that can be used on normal to dry skin to gently cleanse and exfoliate the skin while improving the skin's circulation.
White Kaolin Clay, also known as China or White Clay, is basically kaolinite and is the mildest of all clays. White Kaolin Clay is suitable for sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. White Kaolin Clay does not draw oils from the skin and can be used on dry skin types.
French Green Clay consists mostly of montmorillonite and is highly efficient at drawing oils and toxins from the skin. French Green Clay is rich in important minerals and phyto-nutrients and is the most commonly used therapeutic clay. Used best for oily skin. Clays can be used in facials, body powders, soaps, and as a natural colorant for soap, lotions, creams, face cleansers, body washes, shampoos, bath salts and many more.
Where to apply, how often?
Don't slather on the clay everywhere, restrict it to the regions of the cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin and away from eyes and lips. One should apply a clay mask regularly at least once a week as it can impart a natural glow to your face.
And there's a mask for every skin — from anti-aging, to dealing with dryness, treating pimples and controlling acne, cleansing and firming the skin.
Our Moroccan Rose Clay Mask brings essential nutrients and oxygen to your skin with a wonderful blend of Rose petals, crushed Pearls, Coconut milk, Gotu kola, Acai berries, and Frankincense. It deep cleanses, firms, refines and maintains your beautiful skin glowing and vibrant. Perfect for normal, dry, mature and/or if you would like to prevent skin aging... Moroccan Rose Clay Mask available in ourlove your skin and take care :) skincare page