How Different Clay Colors Benefit Your Skin

How Different Clay Colors Benefit Your Skin


You certainly must have heard that clay masks
make your skin prettier, right? But, do you know what kind of clay is the
most indicated to your skin type? The success of clay-based treatments isn’t
recent. Clay can moisturize deeply the skin, and also
improves its elasticity and firmness, promoting an increase in the number of collagen fibers
in the area. Besides that, it also slows aging! It is not for nothing that Egyptians used
clay as one of the components of mummification, and Greeks used it to fight rheumatic pains. So, if you want a natural way to make your
skin beautiful and young, see the types of clay. This way, you will be able to take care of
your skin naturally and from home: White clay is great for sensitive and dehydrated
skin since its pH is very close to the pH of our skin. It is amazing to lighten and absorb oiliness
without dehydrating, and also helps heal and reduce inflammation. Green clay is used in oily and acne-prone
skin and is rich in silicon and aluminum. This clay has astringent, exfoliating and
antibacterial properties that fight blackheads and pimples. It helps regulate sebum production and reduces
pores on the skin. Yellow clay is perfect to regenerate tissues
and stimulate rejuvenation. It improves collagen and skin elasticity,
reducing wrinkles and inflammations. Red clay is great for those with sensitive
and pinkish skin since it is rich in iron oxide, copper, and silicon. Because it is a moisturizer, antioxidant,
and natural regenerator, it fights the free radicals on the treated skin. Pink clay is a mixture of red and white clay,
and, thus, carries benefits of both, helping remove dead skin cells. It is indicated for sensitive skin. Black clay is the noblest of them and is also
known as volcanic mud. Because of that, it contains many natural
properties that can improve your skin health. Besides that, it also has anti-aging action
and helps lessen spots on the skin. Purple clay is mostly indicated for mature,
dry, and sensitive skin. It is a mixture of brown and pink clay and
it is great to treat sagging. Now that you know the types of clay and which
one is the best for your skin, see how to use it: To make a facial mask with clay, first of
all, clean the area where you will apply. Then, add 1 tablespoon of your clay to water
or thermal water, and apply on the area to be treated. Let it act for 10 minutes. Remove with water and apply your facial moisturizer. Now, if you want to do a body mask, just follow
the same steps above, but increase the amount of clay and water according to the size of
the area you wish to treat. Easy, right? However, if you want to add clay to your hair
care routine, do the following: Add 2 spoons of clay in water or thermal water
(enough to cover your hair). Apply on your scalp and let it act for 10
minutes. Remove with water and wash your hair as usual,
with shampoo and conditioner. Oh, when used on hair, it is better to apply
it only to the roots, especially to get rid of oiliness. If you are going to do a body mask to treat
cellulite and localized fat, it is recommended covering the area treated with a cloth after
applying the clay. Remember that, for the treatment to be effective,
it is necessary to warm up the place. So it is recommended doing it in a sauna or
using specific devices for that. So, did you like learning more about the different
kinds of clay? Tell us, which one is your favorite?

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