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Clay masks have taken the beauty world by storm, and for good reason too: they’re extremely beneficial for the skin, curing a slew of problems from oily skin, to acne prone skin, and almost everything in between! The benefits of clay masks are truly innumerable, and when used on a regular basis (2-3 times a week) can completely transform your skin from dull and oily to bright and perfect!

The Benefits of Clay Masks Explained

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There are 5 common types of clay masks and each type of clay does something completely different. To know more about the different types, check out the 5 types of clay masks!

Types of Clay Masks

Bentonite Clay:

Great for oily and acne prone skin.

Fuller’s Earth Clay:

Great for skin discoloration, oily skin, scars, and dark spots.

Kaolin Clay:

Perfect for those with sensitive skin, as well as oily and acne prone.

French Green Clay:

Helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Rhassoul Clay:

Great for dry and sensitive skin.

Benefits of Clay Masks

  • Deep cleansing
  • Draws out toxins and impurities
  • Prevents acne
  • Gets rid of excess oil
  • Removes deep dirt
  • Exfoliating
  • Prevents wrinkles and fine lines
  • Improves cystic acne
  • Hydrates
  • Balances skin’s pH
  • Improves the look of scars
  • Gets rid of dark spots, sun spots, and age spots

How to Make a Clay Mask:

To make a clay mask, simply mix equal parts clay with equal parts water OR apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is suited for those with oily/acne prone skin, while water will work better for those with dry/sensitive skin.

Mix the two together until a smooth paste form and apply to cleansed skin. Leave on for 10-15 minutes or until the mask has dried. It may feel tight on the skin, but that’s normal! Remove using a wet, soft washcloth and rinse off any residue. Pat dry and follow up with a moisturizer.

Please note that skin may be red afterwards, but it should subside after 10-20 minutes.

See below some of our fave clay mask recipes!

DIY Honey Clay Mask

Homemade Rose Clay Mask

Bubbly Clay Mask For Oily & Acne Prone Skin

Turmeric Clay Mask

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