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
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
Great for oily and acne prone skin.
Fuller's Earth Clay:
Great for skin discoloration, oily skin, scars, and dark spots.
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.
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
- Prevents wrinkles and fine lines
- Improves cystic acne
- 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!
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