Clay masks have wonderful skin care properties.
There are many different clays available, but the clays sourced from France are of superior quality.
They have been dried and ionised by the sun and are extremely beneficial for the skin.
Homemade Face Masks
Below are some clays you can use in your homemade face masks…
This clay is referred to as Montmorillonite. It is of volcanic origin and is rich in magnesium.
Bentonite is a great clay to use in your homemade face masks, it is a very fine clay and has a powerful, healing and drawing action upon the skin.
Bentonite is unique in its structure, once it becomes hydrated its electrical and molecular components change and produce electrical charges, causing it to swell and become like a porous open sponge.
This structure allows it to soak up bacteria and debris from the follicle wall, through an electrical attraction.
French Pink Clay
This is a really lovely ingredient for a sensitive skin, that you can use in your homemade face masks.
It is a mixture of both White and Red Clay and is extremely mild and calming, helping to soothe skin irritation.
French clay is made up of an unusual unique composition, which includes, Calcite, Iron, Illite and Montmorillonite
This clay is great for normal skin and the fact that it is high in essential Minerals and Iron, means it is great as a regenerative, replenishing product.
This is a slightly exfoliating and stimulating Clay.
It is ideal for an oily combination skin, due to its gentle drawing action.
This is often referred to as French Green Clay, this is because originally it was only sourced in France, today it can be sourced all over the world.
Green clay is a very popular clay to use in your homemade face masks and for good reason….
It is extremely rich in minerals, it contains Magnesium, Phosphorous, Calcium, Potassium, Silica, Manganese, Copper, Silicon and Selenium.
It is a great clay for an oily skin.
If you are looking to create homemade face masks for acne, this is a really great ingredient to use.
You will need to watch quantities though, as too much of this potent ingredient can have an adverse effect on the skin and may be too astringent, possibly causing irritation.
This is often referred to as Kaolin,
It is another clay that is mineral rich, as it contains Calcium, Silica, Magnesium and Zinc.
It is a very fine clay that has both drying and disinfectant qualities.
It has natural absorbent properties, so it is great for an oily acne skin.
It is a very mild clay and is used in many cosmetic preparations, from masks to deodorants, soaps and scrubs.
This is a naturally occurring clay, made from Magnesia, Silica, Iron Oxides, Lime and Water.
It is one of the strongest most powerful clays available, drawing impurities from the skin’s pores.
It is unique in the fact that it has a bleaching effect on the skin, which is why it is sometimes marketed as a skin bleaching clay.
If you are keen to dive in and get started making some simple homemade face masks,
Then you may find the article a lesson on clay face mask useful.