Green green clay has several benefits to offer when it comes to beauty and skincare. Historically, it has been used as a beauty treatment and is a common ingredient in many commercial face masks. This mineral clay is in high demand because of its remarkable absorbent properties. Green clay is beneficial in tightening the pores and removing impurities, exfoliating dead skin cells, toning the skin, and reducing inflammation in acne. The absorbent properties of green clay work in beauty treatments by drawing out toxins and impurities from the skin, firming, toning while stimulating circulation.
Here is the green clay face mask recipe:
- Mix equal parts of clay (usually 2 soup spoons) and water (rose water is a great alternative) till it forms a paste.
- Add a few drops of essential oil like lavender, rosemary, chamomile or lemongrass.
- Apply to a clean face (this is necessary as unclean skin won’t allow the mask to work its magic).Let it dry for 30-40 minutes.
- Rinse off with warm water.
Apply a high-quality, organic moisturiser afterwards to protect the skin and balance sebum production.It is recommended to use the clay mask once or twice per week for best results. Please don’t be under the misconception that you have to use the mask everyday or up to 4 times a week to achieve the intended effect. Those with dry skin can go up to 3 times a week, but not more! Overdoing this routine might do more harm than good, so stick to a schedule and watch how your skin becomes healthier with each use.