Clay is a very well-known product in the world of cosmetology. This is a wonderful natural adsorbent that literally "absorbs" a variety of by-products of our skin's vital functions, which makes clay masks very relevant.
Clay comes in different varieties, which are determined by its color and chemical composition, depending on this, you can choose it for a specific type of skin. For example, green clay, which contains zinc and copper ions, has a beneficial effect on inflamed skin. Red and pink clay is suitable for dry. Blue clay contains a large amount of minerals. And white has a deep, but at the same time gentle effect.
Dilute the clay for the mask only with clean and cool water in the ratio indicated on the package. Stir it very well so that there are no lumps. In terms of consistency, the composition must be thick, otherwise it will drain from the face.
Cleanse and dry the skin well. Then apply a thick layer. Apply the mask so that it completely covers the skin of the face, except for the area around the eyes - it is already very dry, since there are no sebaceous glands in this area.
Don't keep the clay mask on your face for too long. If you wait until the mass is completely dry, it can dry out the skin. If you have oily skin, 20 minutes will be enough, if normal or combination - 10, and for dry skin, 5 minutes will be enough. To prevent dehydration after removing the mask, lubricate your skin with a moisturizer.
When the clay mask is dry, sprinkle it with a little water to keep it wet, and remove it with a damp cloth or simply rinse it off with cool water.
If you have oily skin, use a clay mask no more than 2 times a week, if dry or normal, no more than 1 time a week.
Clay masks can be applied not only to the entire face, but also to individual “problem areas” (chin or décolleté, for example).
Clay masks are able to tighten pores, reduce inflammation and give skin a healthy and beautiful matte color.