To take care of your face, nothing beats the use of clay masks. Used for centuries, clay, land of benefits has many advantages to put at the service of natural cosmetics. Used as a mask, pure or combined with other natural ingredients, it gives spectacular results. If its use is simple enough, there are a few points of vigilance so that you can make the most of all its benefits and avoid side effects. To avoid nasty surprises, here are 5 important tips to know about clay masks.
The colour and choice of the type of clay is of great importance
Green is green: real green clay is illite clay.
Clay is a sedimentary rock, extremely rich in minerals and trace elements. Whilegreen clay is by far the best known and most effective, it comes in colour and softness. Green, white, red, pink, yellow, ghassoul… Each of these clays has amazing living properties, which have the distinction of adapting to your skin type smoothly.
Depending on the needs of your skin at the moment T, one clay will be preferred over another. To help you choose the clay that’s right for you, don’t hesitate to answer our quick and simple test. In just a few minutes, you’ll know which clay is best for your skin type and maximize the effects of this ultra-rich soil on your skin.
Whatever its colour, we have chosen to offer you a clay 100% natural and pure. Depending on your needs and desires, all you have to do is choose the right clay format: clay made of paste or powdered clay. At Argiletz, clay is respected throughout its production process to provide you with an optimal result.
Green clay, to be used without moderation
Thanks to its strong absorbent power and the precious minerals and trace elements it contains, green clay is appreciated around the world for its many benefits on the skin. Applied to normal, oily or blemished skin, the green clay mask corrects, cleanses, helps regulate sebum production by purifying the epidermis; all while respecting the epidermis.
At the same time rich and powerful, however, it is necessary to pay attention to its use. In order to benefit from all its properties, we focus your attention on the importance of keeping your clay always moist on your skin when using. This will protect the hydrolipidic film from your skin, and avoid the small tug-of-war that clay may cause when it dries. Moisture is paramount, it allows the clay to exchange with the skin the trace elements that the epidermis needs.
We recommend applying a clay mask once or twice a week and supplement with a moisturizer after each mask with green clay, white clay, red clay, pink clay, yellow clay or ghassoul clay.
The clay mask should not dry
It is sometimes thought that it is necessary to wait until the mask is completely dry to remove it and rinse the skin. It’s a mistake. In order to take advantage of the minerals and trace elements essential to the well-being and radiance of your skin, the clay must remain moist. Clay is a natural but living product, moisture is essential for its effectiveness.
To prevent the clay mask from drying out and drying your skin, apply the mask in a thick layer and moisten it well during installation. To do this, we advise you to keep a water spray or a mist handy, and to spray a little water as much as necessary!
Moisturize your skin after removing the clay mask
After a clay mask, it is important to moisturize your skin. To strengthen the hydrolipidic film and avoid excessive sebum production, especially for problem skins. Rinsing alone is not enough. Depending on the nature of your skin, you should choose a moisturizing and nourishing treatment with a more or less rich texture. This applies even to mixed or oily skin. A serum should then be used for very dry skin and for all skin types a moisturizer for the face day or night, depending on the time of day. Poorly hydrated skin can become sensitive and reactive.
Prepare your clay mask for the face or hair
Clay is highly prized for facials because of its natural origin and high efficiency. However, it is a living matter, active in contact with water and deserves special attention when handled.
It is important that it is in contact only with natural and noble materials. For example, you can opt for a ceramic, wooden or glass bowl to make your preparation. To mix clay and water (or any other natural ingredient!), we recommend using a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients.
Plastic and metal should never be used, however, as they distort clay and can cause it to lose some of its properties.
Nothing beats a clay mask to take care of her face and hair. The benefits of this totally natural sedimentary rock are no longer to be demonstrated.
White, pink, red, green, ghassoul or yellow, there are for each skin type. However, you need to know their properties well and know how to use them correctly in order to reap the full benefits.