You’ve probably heard of clay masks before, or used a mask or face wash with clay to help fight your skin problems.However, are clay masks good for your skin?
Mineral-rich clays have tons of benefits for your skin and are commonly used in cosmetic products such as masks, cleansers, and other body care products. But did you know there are many different types of clay, each with their own unique properties?
What Are Clay Masks?
Cosmetic clay masks are made with types of clay found in volcanic ash, soil, and sediment throughout the world. These clays are rich in trace minerals such as magnesium, iron, and calcium. Use of clays dates all the way back to ancient Mesopotamia where it was valued for its healing properties.
Over time, clays have became one of the A-star ingredients in today’s skincare industry. Did you know that Queen Cleopatra herself wore clay masks with ingredients such as oil, sea clay, and honey to maintain her famously timeless appearance in ancient Egypt?
HOW TO USE
Soothing Face Mask Recipe: Combine 1 oz of clay to 3 tbsp of water, add 1 tsp of any oil and 2 drops of any essential oil (optional)to form a paste. Apply to the skin and leave for about 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. Floral water or aloe vera gel juice can be substituted for water.
Ingredients: Pink French Clay, Kaolin Clay, Rose Powder,Silk.