You may have heard all the beauty gurus talk about clay masks. Mask Monday is a very trendy subject all across social media. Skin care fans wear everything from sheet masks, to all kinds of clay masks.
But what are clay masks and what do they do?
Clay masks' main component is clay in powder form, that helps remove impurities, minimizes the appearance of pores and helps with the absorption of excess oil. It is perfect for those with oily skin and skin prone to acne or breakouts.
Without drying your skin, clay masks actually help hydrate and soothe, being perfect for a busy day, a day at the gym, beach or pool.
How to use facial clay masks?
You can mix it in a little bowl, container or the palm of your hand. Scoop about 1 tbsp of powder with a few drops of water and work it, adding more water if necessary, to create a smooth consistency cream like texture. Apply to your skin and leave for 10-15 minutes. Wash off completely, and pat dry with a towel. You can totally do this while you take a warm bath.
Which facial mask is best for my skin type?
Here's a list of different clay masks and how they help each skin type and target different skin concerns:
Matcha powder has remarkable properties to keep your complexion fresh and healthy. It reduces inflammation and offers a one-two punch for the skin to exfoliate and eliminate dead skin cells, then rejuvenates the underlying skin to improve your complexion.
The ingredients in Matcha Clay Masks are Kaolin clay and Organic Certified Matcha Powder.
Plus this mask is suitable for all skin types.
White kaolin clay is the gentlest clay and is great for sensitive skin. It is great for mild exfoliation, we formulated this clay mask with soothing ingredients like Coconut milk which has high vitamin c levels that are needed to maintain elasticity.
Aloe vera is a mineral-rich ingredient that helps healing of the skin, and kelp & oatmeal powder moisturize & soften the skin.
Organic Kelp benefits
High in antioxidants, that help fight against disease-causing free radicals. It's full of iodine, and minerals which can soften and hydrate your skin.
Coconut Milk Powder benefits
Coconut milk has high vitamin c levels which are needed to maintain elasticity.
Another great option is the Detox clay mask that combines the power of bentonite clay with the nutrient-rich french green clay to provide cleansing, detoxifying, toning and removal of impurities.
In addition we added activated charcoal to help draw out toxins and heavy metals, Cocoa powder to block harmful free radicals, Nettle leaf powder to detoxify and clear the skin, while improving the appearance of visible blemishes.
And lastly Oatmeal powder to moisturize and sooth the skin, which is needed due to the strong clays.
Cocoa Powder Benefits
Cocoa powder is composed of phenolic acids and flavonoids - two compounds that contain antioxidants which are excellent free radical terminators.
Nettle Leaf Powder Benefits
Nettles are known for their anti-inflammatory properties and can be exceptionally helpful in soothing irritated skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.
If you have really sensitive skin, we've made the perfect blend for you. This mask is Made with Rose Clay as its main ingredient this mask Detoxifies, Softens Skin, Clears Complexion, Cleanses skin, and gently Exfoliates.
This Facial Mask uses the power from natural clays and crushed herbs to help achieve a flawless complexion we all dream of.
Flax Seed Powder Benefits
Flaxseed is best known for its high anti-inflammatory levels all paired with vitamin c from the coconut milk powder to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.
Chamomile Powder Benefits
Chamomile powder helps fade scars, fights acne, & reduces skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
Mature skin needs to be treated gently and in order to achieve that we recommend no strong clays other than white or green clay.
This Clay combines the full benefits of high cleansing and purifying French green clay, the soothing and moisturizing properties of Rosehip, and the energizing antioxidant-rich matcha green tea!
Matcha Green Powder Benefits
provides the skin with antioxidants that fight free radicals which damage cells that are needed to protect the skin.
Rosehip Powder Benefits
The rich concentration of vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients, make the powder derived from the rosehip fruit able to penetrate deep into skin layers and vitally improve your skin health.
If this is your main skin concern, this clay mask is a super powerful one designed for Acne Prone Skin in mind, but is wonderful for anyone with oily skin.
Formulated with Bentonite Clay and Organic Matcha Powder as the main ingredients this mask helps fight acne, clears blemishes, detoxify, cleans pores, reduces fine lines & wrinkles, tones skin, evens complexion, and promotes a smoother more youthful glow.
Turmeric Root Powder Benefits
Turmeric contains antioxidants and anti inflammatory com-ponents. These characteristics may provide glow and luster to the skin. Turmeric may also revive your skin by bringing out its natural glow.
Activated Charcoal Benefits
Activated charcoal effectively cleanses the skin, unclogs pores, removes deeper impurities, and dead skin cells. The result is smooth, supple, and even-toned skin.