It will help not only to deal with skin problems of the face, but also of the whole body and hair. Volcanic clay strongly cleanses, absorbs impurities, evens out color and has many other properties.
The society is becoming more and more aware and willing to use natural cosmetics. In home cosmetics can not miss clays, which are rich in mineral components. In addition, clays are not only used for cosmetics, but also medicinal purposes.
Faced with the choice of cosmetic clay, it is important to choose it for your skin type. There are green, red, white, blue or volcanic clays, among others, and it is the properties of the latter that this article is devoted to.
What is volcanic clay?
Volcanic clay is a natural product that is found in volcanic sites and mountainous regions around the world. It comes in the form of a powder and needs to be mixed with water in the right proportions to form a paste. Only such a mixture can be applied to the face, body or hair – if used regularly, the effects are really spectacular.
What is important, clay can be used both for dry, combination and oily skin. It is completely safe and works well in every case, also for allergic, hypersensitive or vascular skin.
Volcanic clay can be found in the form of a powder to be mixed with water, as well as in various masks and hair styling products.
Cleanses, detoxifies and unblocks pores
The basic action of volcanic clay is intensive cleansing. It is a high quality natural cleanser, which does not cause any side effects. On the contrary, it provides valuable mineral components.
Clay effectively gets rid of all impurities, toxins and heavy metals. It pulls it all out of the pores, acting almost like a vacuum cleaner.
These properties are ideal especially for oily and acne-prone skin. There is silicon and magnesium in volcanic clay, which unblocks pores and prevents the formation of blackheads
It moisturizes and smoothes
After using this type of clay, your skin will not only be perfectly cleansed, but also fresh, moisturized, toned and smoothed. This product has strong skin care properties. After its regular use, the skin becomes visibly soft and elastic, and wrinkles are smoothed out.
The active enzymes found in volcanic clay alleviate the signs of aging, including these wrinkles, while silicon is responsible for restoring elasticity and firmness to the skin and stimulating collagen production.
Reduces the appearance of scars
Among the properties of volcanic clay, we can’t help but mention its ability to even out skin tone, brighten and reduce the appearance of any scars. Thus, clay will not only deal with acne, but also with the scars left after eczema.
It also works on age spots, sun spots and stretch marks. Volcanic clay also helps to reduce cellulite, soothes inflammation and accelerates the healing of various wounds.
It works as a scrub
There is a lot of natural silica and pumice in this product. This makes the cosmetic can successfully serve as a scrub. It has great abrasive and exfoliating properties. It can cope with even the hardest and rough skin. It will remove keratinized epidermis and dead cells
Although the action of clay is intensive, you should not be afraid of irritation or the feeling of tightening or dryness.
As it usually happens after exfoliation, cosmetics applied next have a greater chance to penetrate deeper layers of the skin, and thus work more effectively.
Not only for skin, but also for hair
Volcanic clay is also worth using in hair care. It reduces their loss and slows down excessive greasing. What is important, it perfectly removes all impurities from both the skin of the head (it also works well in the fight against dandruff) and the hair.
After its application hair bulbs are visibly strengthened and hair strands are shiny, smooth and lifted at the roots.