Everyone dreams of having perfect skin without any blemishes and imperfections. More and more beauticians and cosmetologists for people with skin problems recommend masks made of mineral clay, which has many valuable properties. This ingredient has been known in cosmetics since ancient times, and its fame is not going away. Here is everything you should know about mineral clay so that you can use it freely.
An ingredient used for centuries
Mineral clay was a highly prized ingredient used by the ancient Egyptians for embalming corpses, among other things. Many Indian tribes also valued this ingredient for its wide range of properties. Mineral clay was used on wounds to speed up the healing process. It was also used to make many medicines. Without a doubt, mineral clay is a very interesting and valuable product.
Types of clays and their properties
Clay has been used in many areas of everyday life for generations. Depending on the type, they also differ in their properties. The color and specification of this ingredient depends mainly on the minerals in it and where the raw material comes from. Not every clay will work the same, so it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with this basic classification before buying and using this ingredient,
- White clay
This is a type of clay recommended mainly for people with sensitive skin. It is excellent for healing wounds and fighting scars and stretch marks. Jordanian clay, a variation of the usual white clay, is very popular due to its great effects in fighting cellulite. Anap clay is also a type of white clay that stimulates collagen production, thus reducing wrinkles and has exfoliating properties. White clay can be used on dry and sensitive skin without any problem.
- Red clay
Recommended mainly for people with numerous discolorations and vascular skin. It has a gentle action, so it can be used by people with rosacea and sensitive and delicate skin structure
- Green clay
This is probably the most popular type of clay used in cosmetics. It is mainly used to treat acne and blackheads. It is rich in calcium, magnesium, potassium, silicon. It is most often recommended for people with oily skin and prone to eczema.
- Blue clay
This type of clay is recommended for mature skin, dry and having numerous wrinkles. Thanks to its properties it is able to reduce wrinkles, prevent their formation and firm the skin. It is great for oxygenating the skin and is able to lighten it slightly.
How to use mineral clays?
The use of mineral clay is trivially simple. To prepare a mask from this ingredient, all you need is a type of mineral clay properly matched to your skin type, a small container and a spatula or brush, with which you will mix and apply the mask on your skin. The clay should be poured into the container; depending on the part of the body on which you want to apply the mask, you should pour as much of it into the container
Then pour a small amount of warm, but not hot, water and mix. Its consistency should resemble cream. Then, you should apply it on the selected parts of your body, avoiding the eye area. It is best to leave the clay on the skin until it slightly sets, but it is important that it does not set completely. To prevent the clay from drying, you can gently splash the area every few minutes with water or spray it with herbal distillate or mineral mist. Afterwards, the clay should be thoroughly washed off the surface of the skin. It is very important to wash it off as well as apply it carefully because it is hard to get it off especially on white fabrics.
Mineral clay is a valuable component known in medicine and cosmetology since ancient times. Nowadays its wide properties are also appreciated and often used especially in fighting various imperfections. Thanks to its price and availability, everyone should try this interesting product on their own skin.
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