Natural Homemade Face Masks with Clay: benefits and usage
- What are the Benefits? Types of Natural Homemade Face Masks.
- What you need to know using a mask of clay?
- White Clay Homemade Mask.
- Blue Clay Homemade Mask.
- Black Clay Homemade Mask.
- Gray Clay Homemade Mask.
Clay is one of the oldest cosmetic products, which for thousands of years proves to be highly effective in combating with undesirable effects of time on the skin. We advise you to use the wisdom of the ages, and begin to make the masks with different kinds of clay for your skin. After all, a healthy and glowing skin retains your natural beauty for years to come!
What are the Benefits? Types of Natural Homemade Face Masks
Clay is known as a good antiseptic that fights not only with inflammation on the skin, but also nourishes, moisturizes and tones the skin, has a ” pull-up ” effect and works as an effective exfoliation.
- Furthermore, each types of clay contains a unique set of mineral substances and trace elements, and hence, decides own set of problems. For example, a mask of clay are especially good for oily skin, as it effectively removes the excess clay grease and dirt, tightens pores, saturating the skin with nutrients.
In cosmetology, the following types of clay facial are used: white, blue, green, red, pink, yellow, black, grey.
This publication tells in detail about the use of face masks, in the composition, of which includes the most widespread species of cosmetic clay – namely: white, blue, black and gray.
What you need to know using a mask of clay?
- Before applying the mask of clay, you need to thoroughly clean the skin.
- Regardless of your skin type – before applying the mask, carefully put on the face greasy nourishing cream to prevent drying of skin.
- The mask is applied to the face according massage lines, lightly and without strong pressure.
- After applying the mask, is not recommended to move the facial muscles or talk.
- Before preparing a clay mask must sift to avoid lumps.
- Clay mask is removed from the face wth water or wet wipe, do not use soap or other means of flushing.
Let’s have a look at each kind of clay separately. You will learn: what problems solve each of types of clay, and for whom what types are best suited. And below you will find the time-tested and effective homemade facial masks recipes with clay.
White Clay Homemade Mask
White clay is the most common type of clay. It is widely used in various kinds of cosmetics, including children’s series. It is believed that white clay was used in Ancient Egypt as a means to whiten skin and getting rid of a variety of small “ugliness”.
- The fact that the basic substance of white clay is a mineral kaolinite, which is responsible for production of lecithin, which in turn enhances elasticity of the skin, healthy cell regeneration and proper purification. White clay is produced in different forms: ointments, powders, pastes, powders – it allows you to make it as universal. We will use the powder.
White Clay is Suitable
This type of clay is most suitable for women with very sensitive skin, prone to chapping, for skin quickly accumulate dirt, as well as ladies with oily or dry aging skin.
- Masks with clay are made no more than once a week, but regularly. In such masks can be added: talc, magnesium carbonate, starch. Sometimes, can be added boric acid or citric acid, sulfur. Masks are never prepared in advance, only before the use.
Homemade Facial Masks Recipes with White Clay
- Common Masks
100 g of white clay mixed with 50 g of talc, 10 g of alum are added. Dilute with the solution of 5 g of glycerin, 5 g of alcohol and 30 g water. The resulting mass is put on the face without touching the eye area and never reach the hair about 1 cm. Hold 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.
50 g of talc and 50 g of white clay mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of milk. Hold for 20 minutes.
10 g of white clay, and 2 g of zinc oxide mixed with 25 g of water, stirring until thickened (the consistency of sour cream), hold 15 minutes.
- For problem skin
90 g of white clay mixed with 10-15 drops of lemon juice and 30 g of alcohol. The resulting mass is put on the face without touching the eye area and never reach the hair about 1 cm. Hold 15 minutes.
- For Normal Skin
45 g of white clay mixed with 20 g of starch, add 20 g of talc or oat flour and a pinch of alum powder. Hold for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cool water.
- For Oily Skin
45 g of white clay mixed with 15 g of starch, add 7 g of zinc oxide, 30 g of magnesia, 30 g of talc, or a tooth powder, a pinch of alum. Hold for 10-15 minutes, no more!
Mix 15 g of talc, 150 g magnesium carbonate, 20 g of rice or maize starch, 20 g of white clay, 6 g boric acid powder, 6 g of alum. Separated from this mixture and 30 g of a mixed solution of boric acid (two percent) and hydrogen peroxide solution (three percent) to a thick cream. Hold for 10-15 minutes. Wash in two stages: first with dry wipes or cotton balls, and then – wet.
- For Dry Skin
20 g of liquid honey mixed with 30-40 g of lemon juice, add 30 g of white clay. If necessary, add a little water. Hold for 20-30 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Blue Clay Homemade Mask
The most quantity of blue clay is mined in Bulgaria. There’s a lot of silver in the mountains, that’s why the clay has so unusual color. Thanks to the silver and not only, the blue clay stops the inflammation, acne, pigmentation, wrinkles. And also reduces the appearance of cellulite and prevents stress skin changes.
Blue Clay is Suitable
The blue clay is suitable for people with normal and combination skin. Blue clay cleans, moisturizes and softens the skin. It is good for anti-aging, and tones the skin perfectly. It goes well with a variety of oils and broths.
Homemade Facial Masks Recipes with Blue Clay
30 g of blue clay mixed with 60 g of water, leave for 10-12 hours in a light place. Keep the mask for 20 minutes, avoid contact with the eyes and nose area. Rinse with warm water.
- Whitening Mask
30 g of blue clay mixed with 60 g of fresh cucumber juice. Keep the mask for 15-20 minutes, avoid contact with the eye area. Rinse with warm water.
- Purifying Mask
60 g of blue clay and 60 g of rice flour, add water to the consistency of sour cream. Keep the mask until until it starts to dry out. Rinse with warm water.
- Nourishing Mask for Normal Skin
45 g of blue clay, 20 g and 20 g of oat flour starch mix with a pinch of alum. Add water until the consistency of sour cream. Keep the mask for 15-20 minutes, rinse with cold water.
- Nourishing Mask for Dry Skin
30 g of blue clay mixed with 30-40 drops of lemon juice and 15 g of liquid honey. Hold for 25-30 minutes, rinse with cool water.
Black Clay Homemade Mask
Black clay is very good for anti-aging, and cleanses the skin of dirt, grease and sweat very well, but also from toxins and heavy metals. This type of clay are well tightens pores, restores skin healthy color and “pulls ” it.
Black Clay is Suitable
For anyone who is in need of enhanced care, age ladies. But before applying you need to check whether the skin well perceives black clay, whether you are hypersensitive.
For people with dry and normal skin should be added to a face mask with black clay milk and milk products, you can add also the fresh egg yolks.
For people with problem, oily and combination skin should be added in masks the fruit pulp, lemon juice and egg white.
Homemade Facial Masks Recipes with Black Clay
- Classic Mask
30 g of black clay diluted with water to a creamy consistency, keep 10-15 minutes, no more. Rinse with warm water. After the mask clean the skin with lotion and apply a nourishing cream.
- Mask for Normal to Dry Skin
15 g of black clay diluted with water, add 15 g of cream. Hold for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.
- Mask for Oily and Oily Skin
60 g of black clay diluted with water to a creamy consistency, add 15 g of tincture of mint and 60 g infusion series. Apply a thick layer, hold for 15-20 minutes, rinse with warm water. After the mask clean the skin with an ice cube.
- Mask against Blackheads
30 g of black clay mixed with 30 g of water. Hold for 5-7 minutes, gently massaging the face. Rinse with warm water.
- Nourishing Mask
30 g of black clay mixed with 15 g of almond or castor oil, add 1 egg yolk, oil solution of vitamin “A” or “E” – 15 g, also add 2-3 drops of essential oil of lemon.
Gray Clay Homemade Mask
Gray clay is extracted from the seabed, so is rare and not well known. It is very good for anti-aging, dehydrated skin, nourishes the skin with minerals sea.
Gray Clay is Suitable
For people with sagging, dehydrated, mature skin. There are no contraindications to use of black clay.
Homemade Facial Masks Recipes with Gray Clay
- Classic Mask
Mix 30 g of sulfur and 20 g of clay fresh milk. Apply to face and neck, hold for 10 minutes, rinse with warm water.
- Nourishing Mask
30 g gray clay to dissolve 20 g of fresh milk, should get the consistency of sour cream. Add 30 g of liquid honey, 15 g of almond oil and 2-3 drops of lemon juice. Hold for 10-15 minutes, rinse with warm water.
We hope that from all of the diversity of clay, you will pick the most suitable to your skin type and conditions, and you will long remain young and beautiful.