Clay Face Mask: Useful Properties and Some Recipes

January 12, 2019 18:30 | Face

Natural cosmetics have a range of advantages over expensive well-known brands: they are affordable, easy to use, and eco-friendly. Vegetable juice, honey, sour cream, eggs perfectly nourish the skin of the face, saturate it with essential minerals, restore elasticity and pleasant color. One of the effective means of healing is a face mask with clay, a natural, useful and inexpensive material. Let us consider in more detail how to use the clay to care for the skin of the face.

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    If you want to put your skin in order without much material costs and trips to the beauty salon, use cosmetic clay. You can buy it in a store or pharmacy, and to prepare the tool and put a mask on your face is quite simple. Why the choice fell on this natural material? To understand this, it is enough to consider its chemical composition.

    Being a part of nature, the clay is saturated with m

    inerals, such as aluminum, silicon, manganese. In small quantities, these components are able to beneficially affect human skin. Suppose silicon increases the flexibility of blood vessels, strengthens the epidermis, is involved in the formation of bone tissue and collagen. Aluminum and manganese dry the skin, relieve inflammation. In addition, almost all clay facials are recommended to use for cleansing and whitening.

    Purification of the upper layer occurs due to the fact that the elastic rock perfectly absorbs and retains dirt and excess fat that eventually accumulates on the surface. At the same time, the structure of clay allows it to play the role of peeling, therefore, face masks based on clay and additional ingredients easily remove dead cells.

    The advantages of pink clay

    In the wild, especially in the mountains or on river slopes, it is easy to detect various types of clay, including medicinal. Most natural material has neutral colors - gray, brown, black. Slightly less often you can find a red, blue or white mass. But pink clay does not exist in nature, it is created artificially by mixing material of red and white color. Why precisely pink shade? It is gentle, beautiful, pleasant and more familiar to use.

    It is known that even the Greek beauties made themselves baths of red and pink composition, diluting the natural mass with milk. Under the influence of these substances, the skin became soft, velvety, wounds healed faster and skin diseases passed. A properly selected pink clay face mask produced a truly wonderful effect: after several procedures, the skin was smoothed and acquired a pleasant, healthy color.

    Pink remedy has not lost favor and modern beauties. If you regularly use face masks with clay of this delicate shade, you can notice the effect of the product on the skin:

    • improves the tone and complexion;
    • increases regenerating properties;
    • whiten dark spots;
    • eliminates oily shine and gets haze;
    • activates blood circulation processes.

    Of course, pink clay face masks, like any other, should be used with caution and preferably after consulting a cosmetologist. An experienced specialist will help determine the type of skin and advise the optimal use of natural material of one kind or another. He also tells in detail about contraindications to use: as a rule, these are vascular and skin diseases that have manifestations in the head area.

    Popular Pink Clay Mask Recipes

    If you do not have contraindications to the use of pink clay, as well as allergies to any of the listed components, you can easily prepare one of the proposed masks at home and use it regularly, taking breaks from time to time - the skin should also rest.

    A simple face mask with pink clay

    Royal mask with aroma effect

    To make a cosmetic blend, you need several ingredients that need to be prepared in advance:

    • 3 tbsp.spoons of preheated milk;
    • 3 tbsp.spoons of dry pink clay;
    • 1 tbsp.spoonful of thick honey;
    • 1 tsp. Ground coffee;
    • 1 tsp cocoa powder;
    • a few drops of butter( shea, almond or cocoa).

    All ingredients are thoroughly mixed in a glass or ceramic vessel, after which the mask is immediately applied to the face with a dense layer.

    A question may arise: how long should a clay mask be kept on the face? Five to ten minutes will not be enough, and the gap will dry the skin for more than half an hour, so it is better to stick to the golden mean. Having sustained 15-20 minutes, the mass must be washed off with warm water. Store the mixture can be no more than 3 days in the refrigerator, but it is better to use immediately after cooking. After the first procedure, you can feel the extraordinary freshness and lightness. It seems that the skin got rid of the heavy load and began to breathe.

    Pink clay mask with essential oils

    Whitening milk composition

    To prepare the mixture, you need pink powder and one of dairy products, depending on skin type: kefir or yoghurt is suitable for oily, cream, milk or sour cream for oily. Normal skin responds adequately to all dairy products. We mix the powder and selected ingredients, apply to the prepared skin.

    To prevent the clay face mask from drying out early, we moisten it with a small amount of water. At the end we wash off, apply a nourishing cream on dry skin.

    Tomatoes with clay for mature skin

    It is no secret that the composition of the masks depends not only on skin type, but also on age. Over the years, the elasticity of the epidermis is lost, fine wrinkles appear, the natural blush disappears. And here the usual tomato comes to the rescue. Independently prepared tomato puree and clay is an excellent face mask that requires additional hydration and nourishment. One tablespoon of dry powder and tomato puree is enough to last for one procedure. For maximum moisture it is not superfluous to add a teaspoon of cream or olive oil.

    Of course, clay is very useful for the face: regular masks, used 1-2 times a week, are able to return youth to the skin, and with it - self-confidence and good mood.

    By secret

    Our reader recommended a remedy that copes with wrinkles better than any “folk” mask and is not inferior in effective salon procedures: it nourishes the skin, smoothes wrinkles and removes bags under the eyes, and the effect is noticeable after her third application.

    We were pleasantly surprised by its history and the result that we managed to achieve without botox and operations - our face was 12 years younger! Therefore, we want to share a link to the post in her blog, where she shows and tells how she managed to achieve this. We hope that it will be useful for you Read more & gt; & gt;

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