Are you wondering how to remove excess oil from the skin and how to minimize your pores? Try a clay mask!
Oily skin is characterized by excessive sebum secretion, shine, and large, noticeable pores. As is the case with any skin, proper cleansing is essential. However, masks can also help improve the condition of the skin. Why try clay products?
Masks should be a central part of your cosmetic care regimen and should be applied once a week and tailored to your skin type. One effective product is a clay mask.
White (kaolin), pink and Moroccan clays are suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and aged skin. They may also be effective for dry skin and eczema, but this should be tested carefully, and in some cases, a professional should be consulted. Green clay has the highest cleansing properties but only works well for oily, combination, or acne-prone skin. It is not so good for dry or sensitive skin.
Benefits of Clay Masks
Clay absorbs excess sebum and thus helps to mattify the skin. It cleanses the pores so that they are less visible and prevents acne. It is effective in exfoliating the skin and contains minerals. This results in smaller pores and smoother skin. And last but not least, it is a 100% natural ingredient. Doesn’t that sound good?
How Often To Use Clay Mask
Treat your skin with clay mask once a week. Apply to clean, dry skin and leave for 10 minutes, then rinse well. Clay has some astringent properties, so your skin may feel tight after washing. If you feel any discomfort, please use a moisturizing cream.
You can buy the mask already mixed, which contains additional ingredients for more beautiful skin or purchase pure clay. If you’re buying pure clay, make sure to mix it with a small amount of water before applying.
What does this mean? Is your skin more complex and prone to itching on your forehead, nose, or chin? Then multi-masking is the best solution for you. Use the clay mask only on the T-zone and apply a moisturizing or nourishing variant on the rest of the skin. This way, you will reduce sebum production and avoid drying out other areas of your face unnecessarily.
Common Mistakes To Avoid With Clay Masks
Leaving the Clay Mask on for Too Long
Clay masks are designed to soak into the skin to absorb excess sebum and oil. However, this can cause the skin to become dehydrated if the clay mask is left on the face for a long time. Besides, bentonite, a green clay, can remove a lot of water, sebum, and oil from the facial skin.
Therefore, it is recommended that you do not wait for the clay mask to dry completely but remove it from your face after 10 minutes or as mentioned on the package.
Rubbing the Clay on Your Face
Clay masks are meant to be placed on the skin to naturally remove dirt and other impurities from the skin. Slathering it on like applying a moisturizer is not the way to go. It must be applied gently and in a thin layer.
Using the Clay Mask by Itself
Clay masks should not be used alone. It is not a substitute for toner, cleanser, or moisturizer. Therefore, it is essential to cleanse your skin thoroughly before the mask and moisturize well after the mask. Think of it as an enhancement to your other skincare, never a replacement.
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