Face mask: what clay to choose?
I think many women who decide to use clay as a face mask, the question arises, what clay to choose for this purpose. In stores, eyes run away from offers and it is difficult to make a choice. Let’s understand together this question. puhhha Shutterstock.com I really like the way clay acts on my face. The skin becomes matte, smooth, velvety, taut. Cosmetic clay is affordable. This is a fairly eco-friendly product. And you don’t have to put much effort into making a clay mask for yourself. In addition, cosmetic clay offers a lot of opportunities, because You can easily add herbal decoction, essential oil, fruit puree, vegetables or berries, egg and so on to enhance a certain effect. Clay can also be used for making healing baths, for healing hair, making bandages for resorption of bruises and not only. Before you choose a clay for yourself, touch on the topic of skin types. If you have it oily, combined or normal, then cosmetic clay can be your favorite tool in a home beauty salon. Cosmetic clay is also suitable for the care of fading skin, gently helping to smooth wrinkles and tighten the facial contour. Will wrinkles disappear from such a mask? Most likely, no, or only small ones, but the face will definitely look smoother and fresher. Have you ever fumbled with the land?
Remember the feeling of how the skin on your hands dries after this session. There is a desire to spread them with cream. The same thing happens with the skin of the face when we use a clay mask. So if you have dry skin, then why overdry it? Owners of this type of skin is better to use some other mask for more effective face care. If the skin of the face is problematic or there are any injured areas on it, foci of inflammation, then cosmetologists do not recommend using a clay mask for cleansing. But despite this, manufacturers offer their product for dry and problem skin. Apply or not apply?
In this issue, I recommend relying either on your feelings or on the opinion of a specialist you trust. Once I bought a box with green clay. The composition did not look. When I opened the package and began to prepare a mask, I did not immediately like the smell emanating from the clay. It turns out that the flavor was added to the composition. Therefore, immediately be interested in the composition of cosmetic clay, which you acquire, so as not to be disappointed. Which clay to prefer? White or black? Blue or green? Or maybe better pink? In fact, there is no big difference. Cosmetic clay is also clay in Africa. The only difference between one clay from another lies in the additives. This factor affects the color of the clay and the peculiarity of its properties. The cosmetic effect of the clay mask and its effect on the skin of the face, depending on the color and place of extraction, is so small that you may not even feel much of a difference. Cosmetic clay has a number of identical properties, regardless of color.
White clay (kaolin), green, blue, red, yellow, gray, etc. is found in nature. Pink clay is a mixture of red and white clay. Emerald is the same green, but with a more beautiful name. There is no difference in the resulting effect of the mask between the “white clay of the Crimean” and the “white clay of Anapa”. This is an advertising move, which makes it interesting to sell the product, having improved the usual name – “white clay”. The main property of cosmetic clay – cleansing and drying of the skin. It perfectly tightens pores and improves the function of the sebaceous glands. The clay mask stimulates blood flow, tones and nourishes, accelerates the regeneration of skin cells. Clay gives the skin smoothness and elasticity, restores the natural contour of the face, helps to smooth wrinkles, softens the skin and removes puffiness. There are no bacteria in the clay. This is a natural antiseptic.
It perfectly absorbs toxins, as well as odors and gases. Green clay has antibacterial properties and deeply cleanses pores. Blue clay is rich in mineral salts and trace elements. It contains silicon oxide, nitrogen, phosphate, etc. White clay (kaolinite) is rich in silica, zinc and magnesium. It was her preferred to add to the masks beauties of different eras and peoples. Red and pink clay improves blood circulation, relieves allergic manifestations. This clay is particularly suitable for sensitive skin prone to redness.
Yellow clay is rich in iron and potassium. Excellent tones and softens, contributes to the enrichment of skin cells with oxygen. Gray clay has a tonic and moisturizing properties. Black clay cleanses the skin, has a drying effect, tightens pores, relieves the face of oily shine. A mask of this clay is perfect for oily skin prone to pustular rash. Whatever color you choose clay – it is suitable for any skin type. Possible limitations are dry and problem skin. Remember the individuality of each person.