7 Easy Clay Masks Recipes & Its Benefits
Mankind has been using clays as skin care products since ancient times and clay mask is one of those masks that I first tried during my initial teenage years. A face mask isn’t just for adults. Kids and teenagers needs to enjoy some rest and relaxation as well. And thus, my mother used to give us besan and multani mitti packs which worked soo well. We used to run for life then, shouted at maa for applying those on our face and body, but it’s now that we could understand and could see the results. I have a pretty healthy skin and never had any pimple, acne problem. (Touch wood)
So today I’ll be talking about some benefits of Clay masks and some simple recipes:-
- Clay masks are great for absorbing excess oils, dirt and toxins
- Regular use of clay facials will removes dead skin cells.
- They aid in proper blood circulation
- Purify and tighten pores.
- Say good bye to pimples and acnes.
- Mineral content in clays repairs and rejuvenates skin.
- Imparts a healthy glow.
CLAYS AS PER SKIN TYPE:
Normal to dry skin:
Rose/Red Clay or Rhassoul, can be used on normal to dry skin. It gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin while improving the skin’s circulation.
Combination to Oily skin:
Green or French clay, is highly efficient at absorbing oils and toxins from the skin. French Green Clay is rich in minerals and is the most commonly used therapeutic clay. It is often used in spas and parlours for facials and body wraps on oily skin. This clay is not recommended for dry or sensitive skin as it has tendency to draw oil out of skin.
Yellow and White Kaolin Clay. Yellow is mild clay and white clay is the mildest making it suitable for sensitive skin. It helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. Yellow and White Kaolin Clays do not draw oils from the skin excessively and can therefore be used on dry skin as well.
- Apply Bentonite or Fuller’s Earth mixed with rose water to purify and tighten the pores. The rose water here works as a toner.
- Mix multani mitti and honey to make a paste and apply on skin. Let the pack dry and wash off with luke warm water.
- Mix red clay with rose water/normal plain water/apple cidar vinegar to make a soft paste and apply it on pimple, acne prone skin. Red clay has astringent properties that treats and cures pimples and acnes. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat the face dry with a soft towel.
- Add few drops of lavender and tea tree oil to red clay and use it for treating acnes and pimples.
- Take white or yellow clay and add milk and a pinch of turmeric to make into a smooth paste. Apply on face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water when it dries and pat the face dry with a soft towel.
- Aloe Vera pulp and sprinkle some clay on it. If you oily skin go for red and if you have dry or sensitive, then white or yellow. Mix them well and apply it evenly on face and neck. Rinse with lukewarm water when it dries and pat the face dry with a soft towel.
- Clays are great as scrubs too. Take some oats, red clay and glycerine. Mix them well and rub on face and neck in clockwise and anti-clockwise directions. Wash and pat dry.
Facial clay mask are great for your skin and have many benefits. Experiment and try them and see yourself to see what suits you best.