Wonderful properties of clay in the care of skin

Wonderful properties of clay in the care of skin

Wonderful properties of clay in the care of skin


Wonderful properties CLAY

For centuries, clay, thanks to its amazing properties, used for purification, mineralization and regeneration of the skin. Now it is used for washing hair and nutrition in cleansing and nourishing facial mask, anti-cellulite product, in the soap from scratch. This wonderful product proves once again how generous and wise, our Mother Nature.


Without going into details, we can say that the clay binds and removes all the toxins from the body. And it can act not only externally but also internally. It turns out that certain types of clay are edible and can be used for internal cleansing - clay sweep toxins and thus saturates the body a plurality of minerals.


Clay can be of several colors: white, pink, red, blue, green, black, yellow. Color and properties depend on the minerals, which is rich in clay. The most delicate views considered white clay (or kaolin). It is recommended to use in caring for sensitive skin when you need to remove redness, soften and lighten the skin. She will approach owners of dry skin in need of detoxification and mineralization. But green clay has a strong cleansing and absorbing effect, so people with sensitive skin is hardly suitable. But this is a real godsend for those who suffer from acne and excessive skin oiliness.

Moroccan Rassoul clay (Gasul, Rasul Rasul, a soap clay) probably can be called one of the most amazing substances on earth. It is of volcanic origin, it contains an incredible amount of minerals (including magnesium, potassium and calcium) and has a strong absorptive properties. Because of these properties, it absorbs dirt so effectively that could replace the shampoo with shampoo and soap. And to protect the hair structure from the powerful action Rassoul clay can be added to it a little natural oil (well suited Argan oil, grapeseed, sweet almond).

Another interesting type of clay - bentonite. It is suitable for indoor use. Try to cook with her detox cocktail. Passing through the intestines, it will link all the toxins have a strong alkalizing effect and fill the body with valuable minerals that are beneficial for healthy hair, bones and strengthen the immune system. In addition, water with bentonitic clays can be used as a rinse for the oral cavity and masks it - for skin care.


1) do not let it dry completely
Mask of clay should not be completely dry, because we want Clay pulled out of the skin of toxins, but not moisture. And if the clay turns into a pale crust, then, instead of nourish the skin with minerals, it will start to suck the water out of it. Therefore, always apply a thick layer of clay mask and dampen it a little, if you feel that it has become too dry. Depending on the type of clay, a mask should be kept on the skin of from 8 to 20 minutes. After this time, you should feel a slight astringent effect. But the surface of the clay is still damp. Since the skin shall be filled with all the nutrients from the mask and retain its natural hydrated.

2) add moisturizing and nourishing components
It may be natural cosmetic oils, essential oils, macerate, honey, herbs.
3) pre-clean the skin
Before you apply the mask, carefully clean the face. This can be done by using high-quality natural soaps or hydrophilic oil. Then take a cotton pad, spray it Hydrolat chamomile, nettle, peppermint, lavender or any other, which is suitable for your skin, and gentle movements, wipe the face.

4) No acid
Lemon juice and vinegar have a strong astringent effect, but may make the mask less effective. In order to impart astringency mask, instead better to use citrus oils (sweet orange, lemon, grapefruit)

5) Do not use metal utensils
It is best to use glass or ceramic supplies, as the metal reacts with the minerals contained in the clay.


To make an effective face mask is sufficient to mix the clay and water. But it is possible to make it even more useful.

Replace the water
As the liquid component of the perfect flower water (Hydrolat) or herbal infusions. It's simple, but it gives excellent results. For example, calendula has a rejuvenating effect. Lavender and chamomile have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Sage, rosemary and thyme are antiseptic and are suitable for oily skin prone to acne. For skin care most suitable herbs and plants under the management of Venus.

Add oil
This must be done even if you have oily skin. It is best suited for this olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil. Owners of oily skin worth paying attention to sweet almond oil, grape seed and jojoba oils, as they are the most easy and do not cause the formation of comedones.

If your arsenal is macerate - let them in business. The main thing - to oil and herbs from which they are cooked, suited to your skin type.

Essential oils
2-3 drops of essential oil can fill any mask beneficial properties for the skin. Just follow a few simple rules.
1. Always dilute the essential oil in the base oil or any other liquid ingredients, and only then add the dry ingredients;
2. Some essential soaps (eg, citrus) are phototoxic, ie increase the skin's sensitivity to ultraviolet rays and increase your chances of burn in the sun or in the solarium. Therefore, make masks with them you need a few hours before going outside, and best of all - for the night.
3. Always do a test for sensitivity to the elbow.
4. Pick up the essential oils according to the skin type.
For dry skin: carrots, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli.
For oily skin: basil, rosemary, ylang-ylang, lemon, mint, lemon balm.
For all types of skin: chamomile, lavender, rose, neroli, cedar, Himalayan, jasmine.

Now, knowing all the details of the preparation and use of masks with clay, you can choose the composition that is suitable to your skin. And finally, we offer a recipe that can be used as a basis for experimentation.

- 1 tbsp. l. Clay (select the type of clay according to skin type and goals);
- 1 hour. L. base oil;
- 1 hour. L. honey (do not use if you do not eat bee products);
- Hydrolat or herbal infusion;
- 5 drops of essential oils to choose from.

1. Pour the clay into a ceramic, glass or wooden salad bowl, add a few spoonfuls of Hydrolat or infusion. Mix and let stand 10 minutes Mix the liquid and add enough to make a thick paste. Now you can add honey, basic and essential oils.

2. Apply the finished mask to cleansed face and leave for a few minutes.
Bentonite clay, Rassoul - 8-10 minutes.
Green clay, kaolin for normal skin - 15 minutes.
White clay for oily skin - 20 minutes.

3. Gently rinse with running water. Wipe skin tonic or flower water, apply your favorite moisturizer.