If you’re the type of person who loves to use a natural skin product, you probably have heard of it or even used clay on your face, the product that has been used for thousands of years for aesthetic treatments, brings several benefits to the skin, provided it is used correctly. If you’re wondering what clay is for, how to use on the skin, what are the benefits, So you are in the right place. Below are all the answers to these questions.
What is clay for?
Clay is a mineral composed of aluminum, iron, magnesium, silicon, sodium and potassium which has healing, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties, the clay serves to cleanse and deeply moisturize the skin, thus improving firmness and elasticity.
Benefits of clay
-Eliminates skin oiliness
-Slow skin aging
-Has lightening effect and reduces blemishes
-Softens and leaves skin soft and healthy looking
-Moisturizes the skin
-Soothes the skin
Types of clay
All clays have an exfoliating effect, have exfoliating effect, performs a natural peel, they are
slightly absorbed and make the skin more beautiful, but there are different types of clay for
certain purposes and with different components, so it is important to know which type of clay
is suitable for your skin and what you need. See some of the most used clay colors.
With soothing and healing action, white clay has a whitening effect, absorbs skin oil without
drying out, reduces inflammation and decreases dark spots. Its use is mainly indicated for
people who are exposed to the sun frequently.
Gray clay is one of the best for exfoliation (which helps fight acne and blackheads), leaves
the skin looking smooth,absorbs solar radiation, lightens stains, slows down aging and helps
reduce skin swelling.
Considered as one of the noblest clays, it has detox effect, regenerates and acts by
smoothing blemishes and expression lines, improving the appearance of the skin.
Green clay has a neutral pH, it is drying, analgesic and healing, she does a gentle
exfoliation, diminishes the appearance of enlarged pores, detoxifies and regulates sebum
production, that is why it is indicated for oily and acne-prone skin, because it removes
excess oil while nourishing the skin.
Rich in iron oxide, red clay has the ability to renew cell structures, moisturizes and prevents
expression lines because of the regenerating effect it contains.
Pink clay is a mixture of red and white clay, among its benefits are the cleansing and
complete removal of dead cells and absorption of excess oil, besides being soothing and
calming the skin, in addition to being smooth and soothing the skin.
The yellow clay contains silicon and this makes it has a great rejuvenating action, as it helps
in the formation of collagen which increases elasticity and reduces wrinkles. People who
have acne can also make good use of yellow,because it absorbs oil while moisturizing
How to multimasking?
The multi masking technique is when you have two or more clays on your face, this is great
for when your skin needs different hydrations in each region, you apply the clay to each part
of the face that is necessary and remove it after the recommended time.
How to use clay on the skin?
Clay can be found in powder or as a mask, both must be applied in the same way, the only
difference is that the powdered clay must be mixed with water, thus creating a mask, with it
ready it’s time to start cleaning, according to this step by step.
1- Before applying clay to the skin, it’s important that your face is completely clean, free of
any makeup residue.
2- Apply the clay mask on the face, avoiding the eyes and lips area, let it dry for 15 minutes
for gentle cleansing and 30 minutes to treat acne and blackheads.
3- After the necessary time, rinse the face completely eliminating from the face,
then, apply a moisturizer and avoid wearing makeup for the next two hours.
There are some types of clay that cause a tugging effect on the skin, this is normal, as it
When to use clay on the skin?
The clay should be used at home or beauty centers, but it is important that it is used with
caution not to cause the opposite effect and dry out the skin, the number of times it can be
used varies with each skin type.
Oily skin: It is recommended that be used 2-3 times a week every two days, as the
appearance of the skin improves,the use can be reduced.
Mixed skin: indicated to be used 3 times a week, for this type of skin it is recommended to
apply on oily areas (forehead, chin and nose) and avoid dry areas.
Normal and dry skin: can use once a week or every 15 days
*Remember to always consult a dermatologist about the recommended use, if your skin is irritated, discontinue use.
Even with so many cosmetics available in drugstores,whenever possible, try to use natural products,they are free of components that attack the skin. Clay is one of those products, believe, after you add this product to your beauty routine, you will soon notice a big difference in the appearance of your skin. Now that you know the right type for each skin and the correct way to use it, you can start using it.
Do you already have the habit of using clay? What color do you use?Are you the type of person who prefers natural products or likes to buy ready-made ones?