What are the different types of Mineral Clay and their benefits?
Mineral Clay is a naturally occurring substance rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron, silica, and potassium and it can be found in volcanic ash, sediment, and soil. The benefits of mineral clays are vast for your skin, however, each clay has it's on wonderful attributes for your skin. Let's examine these clays:
French Green Clay
Found in France, French green clay is great for pore-tightening on top of oil-absorption, it is both detoxifying and healing. can be called Illite Clay or Sea Clay, it is known to remove metals and it gets its green color from kelp and algae - should never be gray or white. Detoxifying and anti-inflammatory properties - No. 35 Detox Activated Charcoal mask w/Bentonite and French Green Clay
Fuller’s Earth Clay
This a powerful absorber of oil and impurities, it is also used also used in cat litter because it gets the job done. Fuller's Clay is a great oil-absorber and it is great for hyperpigmentation, as it has mild bleaching properties. - Lightening/Bleaching properties great for those with hyperpigmentation
Rhassoul clay is great for both skin and hair, this ancient clay is mined from Morocco and it is rich in minerals. It’s very negatively charged and most toxins in your skin are positively charged, so this clay is the perfect magnet for impurities such as sebum plugs, blackheads, and oil around hair follicles. - Hydrating and Firming great for aging skin
is one of the most popular clays. This clay can also be used on the hair and skin. it is also great for acne, because of its super absorbing capabilities, Unlike most clays, bentonite clay swells when mixed with water, making it a highly porous substance, it can absorb more than its initial mass. This is a great clay for oily skin since it can suck up all that excess sebum easily. This also goes for any skin ailments involving bacteria and fungus and impurities. - Normal to Oily skin types - No. 35 Detox Activated Charcoal mask w/Bentonite and French Green Clay
Moroccan or Red Clay
is extremely high in iron and an effective skin detox. Once applied to the skin Moroccan clay binds impurities and dirt into its paste until its dried. It's drawing abilities make it a great toner and cleanser for acne prone, oily, and problem skin. - Oily and Acne Prone Skin. - No. 21 Morocaan Blemish Mask
French Pink Clay
Pink clay is a mix of different clay types that produce balanced levels of iron oxide, mineral salts and silica. Pink clay is recommended for sensitive skin, although it is suitable for all skin types. One of the mildest skin-care clays, this superfine rose-colored powder is a marvel for polishing and rejuvenating. - Sensitive and Normal skin types- No. 24 French Pink Clay w/Rosehips
How to Make a Clay Facial Mask
- In a wooden or plastic bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of clay powder with 10-15 ml of rosewater, ACV, hydrosol water, milk or distilled water until it forms a paste of cream consistency.
- Apply the mask onto clean skin (make sure you cleanse your skin before applying the mask) and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Wash off with lukewarm water and apply a toner then a facial serum or moisturizer.