Clay Masks

At one time I didn’t give much thought to clay masks.  I didn’t think they were that great.  After much reading and using them on my clients I have changed my mind.  Clay is extremely mineral rich, which is why it is so good for the skin.  As it dries, it actually raises the temperature of the skin, encouraging toxin and excess sebum removal.   All clay masks gently exfoliate as they tighten, stimulate circulation, remineralize and soften the skin.  Because you can custom any clay mask, it is gentle enough to be used by anyone.  If mixed with water, a clay mask makes a great overnight pimple treatment.  The clay absorbs excess oil during the night and aids in the healing of blemishes.   Avoid clay masks if you have very dry skin since they draw oil from the skin.

Here are some different clays to try:

White Clay- best for sensitive, mature and delicate skin, gentle enough for everyone to use

Green Clay- sometimes called French green clay, best for oily, acneic and combination because it aids in reducing sebum production

Red Clay- best for normal skin

Fuller’s Earth Clay- best for oily and acneic, has skin lightening ability

So, please do not overlook a clay mask.  Clay can be blended with milk, honey, eggs, yogurt, oatmeal, lemon juice, aloe vera, herbs and essential oils to really make a custom mask just for your particular skin type.  I hope you get a chance to try one for yourself!

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