Clay. The most popular and probably the best natural cosmetic. It is recommended for all skin and hair types. Have you picked your favourite, yet? If not, this is the time to change it. Meet all the cosmetic clays types and find out what is their action.
What is cosmetic clay?
Cosmetic clay is natural, powdered minerals. It is material extracted from soil in form of a rock. It is then dried in the sun, crushed and purified. Then clay is packed and delivered to the drugstore. When combined with water, it becomes plastic and has characteristic scent. Cosmetic clay contains plenty of minerals. Among many are: iron, magnesium, silicon, zinc, aluminium, copper. The clay’s colour depends on the amount of given element in it. Therefore, for example in a red clay is high content of iron.
What is the action of cosmetic clay?
Cosmetic clay has various use. Its most important task is to absorb excess sebum and remove dirt form the skin surface. What is more, this powder nourishes, tightens pores and regenerates skin. Clay is recommended to people who suffer from acne. It calms and dries out, smoothers minor scars and lightens discolourations. What’s interesting, clay is dedicated for hair and scalp care. Clay has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory action, speeds up healing of small wounds and complements mineral deficits in skin.
The types of cosmetic clay
White cosmetic clay is also called: kaolin, kaolin clay, kaolinite, porcelain clay, Chinese clay. It is recommended for dry, sensitive, mature and normal skin. It makes skin complexion even, nourishes, exfoliates and flattens wrinkles. Red clay (French red clay) is recommended for oily, combination, normal, sensitive, couperose skin as well as skin suffering from rosacea. It cleanses pores, strengthens blood vessels walls and makes skin firm. Green clay is dedicated for acne prone, problematic, oily and combination skin. It calms irritations, has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action, flattens wrinkles, lightens discolourations. Blue clay is recommended for oily, acne prone and oily skin. It deeply penetrates skin while remineralising it at the same time.
How should you use cosmetic clay?
Colourful powder mix with some water and apply on face, neck, cleavage and/or hair. After several minutes product will dry and you can wash it down. To do that use cool water, which will close the pores in skin. Cosmetic clay use twice or three times a week and your skin will be healthy and beautiful.