Tuesday, April 5, 2016


By Guest Contributor

3 Reasons to Use a Clay Mask

Photo courtesy of ZALORA Community

There aren't as many people who rave about the benefits of clay masks as there are for Korean beauty masks. While sheet masks are good and all, clay masks also contain a host of beneficial properties for your skin. If you suffer from oily, acne prone skin, clay mask is your best friend! I have oily acne prone skin and my first clay mask experience blew me away.

Here are three reasons why you should start incorporating clay masks into your skin care routine:

1. Skin Detox

Clay masks help absorb impurities, oil and dirt to heal your skin. Bentonite clay is the most common type in the market to treat acne. It is able to draw toxins out of your face to leave a clearer complexion. If you are suffering from any skin problems such as psoriasis, acne and eczema, you may wish to include Bentonite clay in your skincare routine.

2. Good Circulation

A mud mask can stimulate blood circulation and bring vital oxygen to skin cells. When cells are properly oxygenated, you get a more even skin tone. Clay masks also helps to speed up the healing process of any damaged skin cells. Plus, increased circulation can help boost collagen production, improving the overall appearance of your skin.

3. Rejuvenate

The minerals that can be found in mud masks include magnesium, copper, calcium, sodium, zinc, sulfur, potassium, iron, bromide, iodine, and even silver. These minerals are known to promote skin health, and can also help revitalize and rejuvenate the skin, keeping the surface fresh all the time!

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Finding the Right Clay for your Face Type

Bentonite Clay (normal, oily, or acne-prone skin)
Rhassoul Clay (normal to dry skin)
French Green Clay (oily or acne-prone skin)

Tip: don’t wait for the clay to fully dry before rinsing it off. When it reaches that stage, the clay is actually taking nutrients away from your face. Instead, rinse if off just before it dries, when it is slightly damp.

Have you tried using a clay mask to improve your skin condition? Share with us your story in the Comments section below!

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