Oftentimes, the more natural, the better something is. When it comes to beauty products, particularly those that you use on your face, this could not be more true. Clay is another one of those ancient natural remedies that has found its way back in fashion.
It was used by the Ancient Greeks and Romans to treat so many injuries and illnesses, and even famed Egyptian queen Cleopatra was known to incorporate the nutrient rich clay from the banks of the Nile into her beauty regimen.
So keep reading to find out why clay is such an amazing natural source of skincare and which type is the best for you.
Say goodbye to spots
Clay is very good at removing impurities from the skin and can help to banish spots and acne because of it. Green clay masks are the best at this. It detoxifies the skin, and because it's very absorbent it can reduce oiliness, helping to keep your skin spot-free. Check out TheGoldenArts to learn how to make your own green clay mask at home.
Not only can clay draw out unwanted substances and impurities, unclogging your pores, it can also give your skin the nutrients it needs to stay vibrant. Bentonite clay is full of calcium, iron, magnesium, and much more good ingredients that are essential for healthy skin. Check out YouTuber OhhNaaa's experience using bentonite clay on her face.
Bentonite clay is also perfect for exfoliation. As it's full of natural goodness, it makes a change from some non clay-based rough and chemical-heavy exfoliates you may find readymade in stores. Check out what Liyah & Mia thought of their clay-base exfoliating scrub.
Get your glow on
All types of clay are excellent at clearing the pores and getting rid of dead skin cells. Thanks to these properties, clay masks can leave your skin softer, brighter and glowing with a healthy shine. What more could a person ask for! Check out Chizi Duru's YouTube to find out about the benefits of 'Indian healing clay'.
Clay is clearly not just for pottery classes! Are you going to add clay to your beauty routine?
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