Clay masks have been a beauty staple for centuries! With an excellent reputation for clearing the skin of impurities, research shows that clay masks were used in ancient Egypt, India and China.
Clay is a sedimentary rock, formed of tiny particles of igneous rock which have been weathered away, then aggregated together under pressure to create the clay. There are several different types of clay, with each containing varying amounts of minerals. Green clay contains the highest levels of minerals such as: selenium; zinc; magnesium; potassium; iron; and silicon. These all have the potential to benefit the skin, helping to rejuvenate and regenerate skin cells, as well as reduce inflammation and rehydrate. Read on to discover how a clay mask can make a real difference to your skin's health.
From excess oil through to dead skin cells, a key role of a green clay mask is to remove toxins, bacteria and other unwanted debris from the surface of the skin. A build-up of dead skin cells not only gives the skin a dull appearance, it also provides the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria which can lead to pimples and other skin eruptions. Green clay has exceptional detritus removal properties, leaving skin fresh and extremely clean.
Green clay also appears to help the skin retain water: vital not only for skin health but also to give a plump, full, youthful look to the facial contours. Many people say that a green clay mask leaves their skin looking radiant and refreshed: regular use can also lead to a reduction in breakouts and problem skin. For added hydration, always look for a clay mask with added moisturising ingredients such as shea butter or natural oils.
For Dry Skin
This wonderful clay is also really beneficial for anyone with oily, acne prone skin because it works to restore balance by extracting and soaking up any excess oils within the pores that can cause acne and breakouts.
A natural alternative
As a completely natural remedy for problem skin, green clay also has the advantage of being a sustainable option, as well as gentle enough to use on delicate, sensitive skin. Free from parabens and petroleum-based additives, green clay is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians. If you're looking for a green, environmentally responsible skincare product that's also highly effective, safe and easy to use, a green clay mask could be the perfect solution.
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