Natural Clay Face Mask
Nature has been generous enough to bestow upon us some of the rare ingredients which are enough on their own to deliver the best possible results with regards to beauty and health. It has also been a source of speculation as to how these naturally occurring substances are so great for the skin while it takes a lot of time and chemicals to make a single product effective for the skin.
There are still many hidden treasures in Nature which human still need to discover!
Coming to the natural clay mask, we have heard from our mothers and grand mothers about them as they mainly relied on the naturally occurring beauty ingredients and other kitchen supplies more than any cosmetics because during their time, the cosmetic industry was surely there but most people believed in everything natural for their beauty needs.
This is the most common type of natural clay that we are generally aware of as it is an active ingredient in most of the clay face packs. This clay comes in white, light pink and yellow colors and the white one is commonly used in the face packs we get in the stores. These are natural clay which are meant for the usual cleansing, exfoliating properties without any specific course of action on the skin like absorbing excess oil or removing toxic impurities from the skin.
Kaolin as we are already aware is present in the popular lotion for oily acne prone skin which is Lacto Calamine/ Calamine Lotion.
Kaolin Face Mask can be easily prepared by using kaolin and yoghurt to keep the skin squeaky clean and also reveal a brighter glow to the dull skin due to the excess humidity and sun exposure. This clay mask is widely used for body polishing and other body wrap treatments.
Another raved clay type found naturally is Bentonite. It is believed that the Egyptian Beauty used clay from the Nile river as an essential part of her beauty regime. The bentonite clay is derived from Death Valley, California, where it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees.
Bentonite clay is known to absorb chemicals, impurities effectively. Bentonite clay has some very beneficial minerals like magnesium, silica, and calcium. The usage may depend on your skin type as it is known to be a little drying so oily & combination skin types are going to get maximum benefits by using this type of clay.
Bentonite clay when mixed with with healing and antibacterial ingredients like honey, yoghurt, milk etc. it creates a mask that is very effective for maintaining healthy skin.
It is easily available on Amazon and is popularized as the world’s best and powerful facial with deep cleansing properties.
Red Moroccan Clay
This is a lesser known clay type in the Indian context but it is way stronger and more oil absorbing than kaolin clay. This type of clay is best suitable for normal or oily skin types. You can find this type of clay in many high end international brands as it is relatively difficult to obtain.
French Green & Sea Clay
Green clays are very effective on the skin ans act as astringents. This type of clay is more suitable for oily skin which is acne prone. The presence of beneficial minerals in this type of clay is what makes it very popular to be used for the rejuvenation of the skin.
One can easily combine these clay type with several other useful ingredients to make effective face masks for different skin types for targeted action on the skin.
Well I hope you like these different types of clay so that if you are visiting abroad you may look out to try few of these naturally occurring real treasures of Nature.
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