Clay Mask Beauty Tips for Common question about Face Mask

Clay Mask Beauty Tips for Common question about Face Mask

Clay Mask Beauty Tips: We have been asked to add face masks in our skincare regime. Our love for face masks as a weekly ritual for skincare has transformed into an obsession. Using face masks twice a week have brought so much difference in our skin quality. Both women and men are now obsessed with their looks, so they both try different types of face masks.

According to the rule book of skincare, we must regularly use face masks. Knowing what to apply and how to apply is the key to a skincare routine.  If you got to look good, you got to get mud on your face. Sounds crazy, right? But here I am not talking to get any dirt out of your garden and use on your face. I am talking about clay which when mixed with water forms mud. 

Clay Mask Beauty Tips
Clay Mask Beauty Tips

It has been a part of the skincare ritual for women from the last many centuries. Even the Egyptian queen Cleopatra used clay from the dead sea to pamper her skin. Using a bentonite clay mask regularly brings life to your unhealthy skin. It adds glow and exfoliates the skin to remove dead skin cells. There is various clay mask for men too. A man also needs to have a healthy and glowing skin.

Types of clay –

Did you know that clay comes in several colours? And that each has its unique property. Here are some different kinds of clay with their own exclusive skin benefits and when to use.

  1.   RED CLAY – ( Balances, tones and purifies skin)

Red clay is used from ages for its natural beauty benefits. This natural mineral gets its colour from a high concentration of iron oxide. Enriched with traced elements, it stimulates microcirculation in blood vessels to bing the skin glow. It is suitable for every skin type. People with sensitive, irritated and prone to redness skin will find it especially appealing.

BENEFITS –

–    Acts as natural colour in makeup.

–    Absorbs excess sebum from skin and hair, adding shine and glow.

–    Reduces redness and soothes irritated skin.

–    Revives and brightens the skin complexion.

  1.   YELLOW CLAY – ( Tones, exfoliates and oxygenates) 

Yellow clay has less red oxide causing less irritation. It is suitable for combination skin types. Also, it is gentle for dry, sensitive skin types.

BENEFITS – 

–    Anti-wrinkle properties.

–    Oxygenates the skin cells.

–    Stimulates collagen production.

–    Deep cleansing of the skin.

  1.   WHITE CLAY – ( soothes, heals, and rejuvenates)

Enriched with mineral salts and kaolin it helps in skin and hair repair. It is one of the gentlest types of clay for the skin. Due to gentle in nature, It is suitable for every skin types, especially sensitive, dry skin. Also helps restore radiance to dry & fragile hair.

BENEFITS – 

–    Hydrates the skin and hair.

–    Smoothens and purifies the skin.

–    Antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.

–    Rejuvenates the skin.

  1.   PINK CLAY – ( regenerates and soothes )

A mix of red and white clay, pink clay can add benefits of both clay to the skin. It deep cleanses the skin with no irritation. It is suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive, dry and reactive skin. Also recommended for sensitive scalp.

BENEFITS – 

– Revitalizes the scalp.

–    Eliminates redness.

–    Restores radiance to the skin.

–     Treat damaged skin.

–    Rejuvenate and hydrates the skin.

  1.   GREEN CLAY – ( exfoliates, rejuvenates, and detoxify )

This volcanic rock clay contains more minerals than white clay. It removes impurities and repairs the skin. Suitable for oily, combination or acne-prone skin. Since it removes toxins and dirt from skin and hair, it is a perfect remedy for oily, shiny or dull hair.

BENEFITS – 

–    Regulates sebum production.

–    Rejuvenates and detoxify the skin.

–    Fight dandruff purifies and balances the scalp.

–    Reduces acne, blackheads and tightens the pores. 

  1.   BLUE CLAY – ( hydrates and rejuvenates ) 

Blue clay is renowned for its gentleness and healthier virtue. Restores vitality to both skin and hair. Useful for mature or oily skin. The perfect remedy for dry or coloured hair.

BENEFITS –

–    Oxygenates the skin.

–    Repairs and rejuvenates the skin.

–    Removes dirt and exfoliates the dead skin cells.

–    Repair and protect hair.

–    Hydrates and nourishes the hair.

  1.   PURPLE CLAY ( smoothes, oxygenates and rejuvenates ) 

Purple clay is a perfect remedy for dry and fragile skin. It has a low concentration of natural mineral salts. It is suitable for all dull and tired skin types.

BENEFITS – 

–    Acts as colour in makeup.

–    Boosts the complexion’s radiance.

–    Detoxifies and rejuvenates the skin.

–    Exfoliate and hydrates the skin.

HOW TO USE CLAY MASK

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a clay mask is a must. They are also simple to use. But do you really know how to use a clay face masks to get all the benefits?  You should never let a clay mask dry thoroughly. There are three phases of a clay mask.

  1.   Damp phase – It is the phase where your skin absorbs the beneficial minerals from the outside.
  2.   Starting of dry phase – This phase exercises your capillaries and stimulates blood flow as the mask cools and gets to contracts.
  3.   Dry phase – It a crucial phase as it draws out moisture from the surface of the skin, which leads to dehydration and irritation. It makes the skin dry, tight, and sometimes a tingling sensation.

So the next time you apply a clay mask, do not wait until it entirely dries. Perform a touch test, when you start to see it getting drying, but it still feels sticky, it is the best time to wash off. You won’t want it to suck out the hydration of your skin.

Clay Mask Beauty Tips
Clay Mask Beauty Tips

DIRECTION AND GUIDE TO USE CLAY MASK

So from the above, you can understand who crucial it is to use a clay mask properly. If applied incorrectly, you may actually mess up your skin. So make sure you follow the correct direction and guide oh how to use a clay mask. Here are a few instructions you might want to keep in mind before applying a clay mask.

  1.   Choosing a product according to your skin type. 

Whenever you buy a clay mask, you must buy it according to your skin type. You must go for the product which is suitable for your skin type and which can benefit you. If you choose the wrong product, it may result in damp and irritated skin. For instance, if you use a rich crème mask on acne-prone skin, it could make your skin ever oilier and trigger a breakout. Or if your skin is dry and you choose a mask with potent clay, it could further dry out your skin.

  1.   Prepare your skin for a clay mask.

Every time before you apply a face mask, you must adequately cleanse your skin to ensure there is no dirt and bacteria on your skin. Always remove makeup, dirt, oil and other pollution from the skin before applying a face mask.

  1.   Read the instruction.

Instructions are there for a reason. Always make sure you read all the instructions to avoid any irritations or allergies. Peel-off masks are often recommended for just ten minutes where clay masks are suggested to wear for 15-20 minutes.

  1.   Apply an even layer.

When it comes to using a clay mask, you do not need to use a huge amount of the product. An evenly applied thin layer will do the work.

You can use your fingers to spread the clay evenly, or you can either use a mask brush to get an evenly spread thin layer.

 

  1.   Post mask ritual. 

Depending upon the active ingredients in your face mask, you will need to apply different aftercare products. For instance, if your clay mask dries your skin out make sure to follow with a hydrating moisturizer.

 

  1.   Wait 15-20 minutes.

Take at least 15 to 20 minutes to let your skin absorb all the natural minerals before washing it off. You can utilize the time by watching your favourite show, reading books or also you can apply a good hair mask too. After all, one mask is never enough; let your hair also get repair and hydrate.

 

  1.   Rinse gently.

 Just before the mask gets to start drying entirely, you must rinse it off to avoid skin losing its moisture. Wet a washcloth or sponge with lukewarm water and gently wipe off the clay in a circular motion. Make sure you cover all the area, double-check your hairline, eyebrows, and nostril area.

 

  1.   Pat dry.

Instead of acting rough on your skin, take a dry clean towel and lightly blot your skin until it is just slightly damp. Feel your skin rejuvenated and fresh.

  1. Moisturize.

Make sure you follow with applying a water-based moisturizer to provide long-lasting hydration. This process will complement all the work done by the clay mask, leaving you with hydrated and rejuvenated skin.

  1.   Sheet mask.

Often sheet mask is applied after a clay mask. They are super useful and easy to use. But to get out most benefits, you must use them like a pro. Do not wash off the excess product or serum; instead, gently pat the remaining serum into your skin. As sheet masks are super hydrating, always follow up with what your skin needs.

The best part of this process is that this will leave you with a healthy and rejuvenated skin. Apply this two to three times a week for best results. A face mask is a must in a skincare regime. Making a clay mask part of your consistent skincare routine will keep your pores clean and help address various skincare issues, from large pores to dry skin. As long as you take all these mentioned steps while applying a clay mask according to your skin, you will notice a noticeable change in no time.

 

 CLAY MASK IDEAS 

As we mentioned, you must apply clay masks according to your skin types to get the best results. Bentonite clay is effective in treating dermatitis and allergic reactions on the skin. There are many clay mask available in the market you can choose according to your skin types; otherwise, you can prepare your own clay mask at home easily. We are mentioning some ideas to prepare your own clay mask at home. 

Note:  Do not use metal bowls for mixing your clay mask instead use a glass bowl or a plastic bowl.

  1.     CLAY MASK FOR BLACKHEADS.

Lemon has an astringent effect, and the clay exfoliates the dead skin out of your skin, leaving your skin healthy and rejuvenated. This clay mask promotes cell regeneration. Those with sensitive skin should be careful with lemon juice as it might irritate your skin you can use sandalwood instead for soothing and toning your skin. This clay mask unclogs pores and removes dirt.

 

THINGS YOU WILL NEED.

–  Three teaspoons bentonite clay 

– One teaspoon lemon juice

– 3 to 4 drops of Rose Essential oil

– water 

PROCESS –

  •  After deep cleansing of your skin keep a clean towel in lukewarm water and place it on your face.
  •  Mix clay powder, lemon juice, rose essential oil and water.
  •  Make a smooth paste. 
  •  Apply it gently on your face and neck.
  •  Let it sit for 15 minutes.
  •  Using a clean towel, gently wash it off with a circular motion with warm water.
  1.   CLAY MASK FOR ACNE

The clay will remove the dirt and exfoliates the dead skin cells. It also eliminates the excess oil without robbing your skin’s natural oils. Tea tree oil, with its antibacterial properties, will cleanse the skin and will clear all the acne-causing bacterias. Lavender oil enriched with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties will not only moisturizes the skin but will kill the bacteria which penetrates the pores. Poppy seeds will help exfoliates the dead skin cells. Almond, jojoba and olive oil helps hydrate the skin. This clay mask with tea tree oil removes acne.

Clay Mask Beauty Tips
Clay Mask Beauty Tips

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

–    Two teaspoons clay (people with combination skin can use bentonite clay, oily skin people can use green clay).

–      Two teaspoons almond oil, jojoba oil or olive oil.

–    2- 3 drops of tea tree Essential oil.

–     2-3 drops Essential lavender oil

–    One teaspoon poppy seeds

                       PROCESS 

–    Mix all the ingredients in a plastic bowl and make a smooth paste.

–     Properly deep clean your skin.

–    Gently apply the paste to the face and neck. 

–     Let it stay for 15 to 30 minutes.

–    Using a clean towel gently wash it off with a circular motion with warm water, or also you can use your hands to wash it off.

–    Remember not to rub hard.

–    Apply this mask once or twice a week.

  1.   Clay mask for oily skin.

Fuller’s Earth is excellent for oily skin types. Lemon makes your Pores shrink and also brightens up your face. It also acts as a toner. Rosewater brings the Natural radiance of the skin. Tea tree oil, with its antibacterial properties, will cleanse the skin and will clear all the acne-causing bacteria.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

–    2 tbsp fuller’s earth.

–    Half teaspoon lemon juice.

–    One teaspoon rose water.

–    2-3 drops tea tree oil.

     PROCESS

–    Properly deep clean your face and neck.

–    Mix all the ingredients and make a smooth paste.

–    Gently apply a layer evenly on the face and neck.

–    Let it dry for 15-20 minutes.

–    With a washcloth using lukewarm water, rinse it off gently.

–    Follow up with a water-based moisturizer.

–    Use this clay mask once or twice a week.

 

  1.   CLAY MASK FOR COMBINATION SKIN.

Green clay contains more minerals than white clay. It removes impurities and repairs the skin. Suitable for oily, combination or acne-prone skin. Since it removes toxins and dirt from skin and hair, it is a perfect remedy for oily, shiny or dull hair. Apple cider vinegar tones your skin and maintains the pH level. Coffee grounds will help exfoliate the dead skin cells. Tea tree oil, with its antibacterial properties, will help treat acne and other skin issues. 

 

THINGS YOU WILL NEED 

–    Two teaspoons green clay (or you can also use bentonite clay).

–    One teaspoon coffee grounds.

–    Two to three drops of tea tree oil.

–    One teaspoon apple cider vinegar diluted with a teaspoon of rose water.

PROCESS

–    Mix coffee grounds and clay in a non-metallic bowl.

–    Add tea tree oil and apple cider vinegar to it.

–    Make a smooth paste.

–    Apply a thin layer on the face and neck.

–    Let it stay for 15 minutes.

–    Wash it off with lukewarm water in a circular motion.

–    Avoid rubbing too hard.

–    Follow up with a light moisturizer.

–    Apply this clay mask once or twice.

 

  1.   CHARCOAL CLAY MASK

Activated charcoal removes all the impurities and blackheads of the skin. Tea tree oil, with its anti-bacterial properties, will remove all the bacteria harmful for the skin pores. Bentonite clay removes toxins out of the skin.

Witch hazel is known for its toning properties, especially used for oily skin types. This clay mask is for open pores also.

Clay Mask Beauty Tips
Clay Mask Beauty Tips

THINGS YOU WILL NEED 

–    Two tablespoon bentonite clay.

–    One teaspoon activated charcoal.

–    Two tablespoons distilled water and witch hazel combination.

–    5-6 drops of tea tree oil.

PROCESS 

–    Mix clay and water plus witch hazel combination.

–    Add activated charcoal and tea tree oil.

–    Make a smooth paste.

–    Apply an even layer on the face and neck.

–     Let it dry for 15 minutes.

–    Wash it off with cold water.

–    Follow with a water-based moisturizer.

–    Apply this clay mask once or twice a week.

 

  1.   CLAY MASK FOR DRY SKIN

With its anti-inflammatory properties, green tea is excellent for the skin. It reduces inflammation and keeps your skin healthy and glowing. Tea tree will kill the bacteria which cause skin problems, reducing acne and bad spots. Honey jojoba oil and aloe vera will soothe the skin and hydrates within.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED

–    1 teaspoon bentonite clay.

–    One tablespoon Green tea ( brew in water and use it)

–    Half tablespoon aloe vera gel.

–    Take Half teaspoon honey.

–    Half teaspoon jojoba oil.

–    Two to three drops of tea tree oil or lemon.

PROCESS

–    Mixing the entire ingredients make a smooth paste.

–    Deep cleanse the skin and pat dry.

–    Apply the mask evenly on face and neck.

–    Let it stay for 15 minutes.

–    Wash it off with lukewarm water.

–    Follow up with a crème based moisturizer.

–    Apply this clay mask twice for best results.

 

  1.   HYDRATING CLAY MASK

This clay mask will deeply hydrate the skin. It will remove all the toxins and impurities. All the ingredients used in this clay mask will leave you a hydrated, glowing, and healthy skin.

THINGS YOU WILL NEED.

–    One tablespoon purple, green or pink clay.

–    One teaspoon honey.

–    One egg white.

–    Two to three drops of lavender oil.

 

PROCESS

–    Add egg white and clay in a non-metallic bowl.

–    Add honey and lavender oil.

–    Make a smooth paste.

–    You can add rose water for better consistency.

–     Deep cleanse your face and neck.

–    Evenly apply the mask on face and neck.

–    Let it stay for 15 minutes.

–    Using a clean towel, gently wash it off with a circular motion with warm water.

–    Follow up with a crème based moisturizer.

–    Applying this mask twice a week will get you the best results.

 

  1.   CLAY MASK FOR ‘T’ ZONE

This clay mask will bring the radiance of the skin back. Ingredients used in this mask will properly deep cleanse the skin, stimulate the sebum production, reducing acne and other skin issues. As a result of this clay mask, you will be blessed with healthy and glowing skin.

 

 THINGS YOU WILL NEED

–    One teaspoon bentonite clay.

–    One teaspoon honey.

–    Two teaspoon rosewater.

–    2-3 drops of tea tree oil.

 

PROCESS 

–    Mix all the ingredients well and make a smooth paste.

–    Apply evenly on cleansed face and neck skin.

–    Leave it for 15 minutes.

–    Rinse it off with a clean towel using lukewarm water.

–    Follow up with a water-based moisturizer.

–    Use this mask twice for best results.

 

Some other awesome ideas for using clay mask at home.

 Clay Mask for acne-prone skin

In a container (any container made of any metal or plastic which do not readily react with oxygen), pour two tablespoons of Ultra-ventilated white clay and cover with mineral water up to cover the clay and let it stand intact for a few minutes

Apply the mask of green clay on the skin avoiding the eye contour and mouth. Leave it dry for 15-20 minutes rinsing thoroughly with warm water and then with cold water to tighten the pores. Be patient, and it usually takes several weeks to see a significant improvement with even the possibility that the acne is worse before there are encouraging results. Apply twice a week maximum for better results.

Clay Masks for dull skin

Take three tablespoons of prepared clay in a container to add a tablespoon of honey and one lemon juice with it. Mix it thoroughly with a wooden spoon. Apply a thick layer on the face, avoiding the eye area. Leave it on the face for fifteen minutes and allow it to dry. Wash your face with warm water. If your skin is very sensitive, replace the lime juice with sandalwood for soothing and toning. For better results, do it at least once a week. After a mask, it is advisable to moisturize the skin carefully afterwards.

Clay masks are no longer just another beauty trend. They are now widely used in all the parts of the worlds. People with any skin type use them for their benefits. There are various clay masks for oily, dry, combined skin types we have mentioned above. Always make sure you choose the right clay mask to get the best results.

Preparing natural clay masks at home is very easy. You can add natural exfoliators, natural moisturizers and natural toners according to what your skin demands. Unlike many other skincare products clay is entirely natural and detoxifies the skin without any side effects. These natural clay mask benefits are trusted around the world. The usage of a clay mask is increasing for better and healthy skin. After researching the clay mask before and after, it is found that it has a very positive effect on the skin when used regularly.

Some clay mask questions answered.

Q- Clay mask or toner first?

A-    Add natural toners in a clay mask.

Q – Clay mask or charcoal mask?

A- Add charcoal to your clay mask for better results.

Q- Can I use a Clay mask on hair?

A-    Yes, a clay mask can bring shine and removes dirt from the scalp.

Q- Is it good to use a clay mask on pimples?

A-    Clay masks help in removing pimples and acne.

Q- Clay mask advantages and purposes?

A-    Clay masks are natural; they do not have side effects. They are used to detoxify and make the skin healthy.

Q- Can I use clay mask in pregnancy? 

A-    There is no harm in using a clay mask during pregnancy.

Q- Can I use clay mask after chemical peel and waxing?

A – It is better to use clay mask after waxing, and chemical peel just makes sure you use an excellent natural moisturizer afterwards.

Q- Clay mask side effects?

A-    Clay masks are natural and don’t have any side effects.

Q- Clay mask good for dry skin?

A-    Yes clay mask is suitable for dry skin, oily skin, combination skin and also hair. 

With all the information given above, we expect you to have the best results. Use the clay mask regularly and tell us what worked for you, so that we can share more for other users. Leave a comment

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