The best method for treating the skin is to use the homemade clay mask. The clay mask is made up of natural mud. Not all the clay can be used as clay mask, only a few specialized clay with high nutrient supply can be used as a clay mask. Such clays with high nutrients, have medicinal value and are referred as healing clay or medicinal clay.
The clay masks can be prepared either by natural or artificial means. The homemade clay mask is made up of natural materials and it acts effectively on the face. It is very easy to make a homemade clay mask and this article will guide you for preparing the homemade clay mask.
As mentioned above, not all the clays are used for preparing clay mask, only the healing clays can be used for making homemade clay masks. Some important healing clays are as follows.
- Bentonite clay
- Kaolin clay
- Moroccan clay
- French clay
- Fuller’s earth
The homemade clay masks for these clays are listed below.
Homemade Clay Mask With Bentonite Clay
The bentonite clay is commonly used clay to treat the skin to remove various impurities and bacteria from the skin and help the users to keep the skin soft and moist. This clay is made from the volcanic ash and the homemade recipe for this clay is listed below.
- Non-metallic bowl
- Honey or water
- Bentonite clay
Take a non-metallic cup and put few teaspoons of bentonite clay in it. Use non-metallic bowl and spoon only; because the metallic bowl and spoon will affect the effectiveness of the powder. Add few teaspoons of honey to it.
Distilled water can be also used instead of honey. Mix it completely till it forms a paste. If you prefer, add few drops of essential oil to the mixture as it will supply nutrients to the skin. After mixing, apply the mixture to your face and massage it. Allow this to dry for about 10-20 minutes and then wash it.
With Kaolin Clay
The kaolin clay is also an effective clay used to treat acne and this clay will effectively treat dead skin cells and eradicate blackheads. There are many varieties of kaolin clay that can be used as clay masks. White kaolin clay is the recommended clay and the steps to make homemade kaolin clay mask is listed below.
- White kaolin clay
- Aloe Vera oil
- Geranium essential oil
- Distilled water
Add 2 teaspoons of kaolin clay in a non-metallic bowl and add 1 teaspoon of aloe Vera oil in it. Add 1 teaspoon of distilled water and then add essential oil in it, mix the mixture to form a paste. If required, add water to it. Apply it to the face and leave it to dry for about 20-30 minutes. Wash it completely with warm water.
With Moroccan Red Clay
Moroccan red clay has its origin from the atlas mountains of Morocco. This clay acts effectively on blackheads and it will treat the pores and blackheads effectively. Commonly, this clay is used for oily and acne prone skin types.
- Moroccan red clay
- Mashed avocado
- Rose water
Take 2 tablespoons of Moroccan red clay in a bowl and add 3 tablespoons of rose water to it. Mix it completely until it forms a paste and then add 1 teaspoon of mashed avocado in it. Now, mix the avocado with the mixture and apply it to the face. Allow the mixture to dry and then wash the face completely.
With French Green Clay
The French green clay acts as the effective detoxifier and it will remove all the toxins and impurities from the face. This clay can also be used for treating acne prone skin. It produces effective results to the persons using it.
- French green clay
- Apple cider vinegar
- Frankincense essential oil
Add 1 tablespoon of french green clay in a bowl and then mix it with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. After this, add 1 drop of essential oil because frankincense essential oil will supply all the essential nutrients to the skin. Apply this on your face and gently massage it with your fingers. Allow it to dry and then wash it with warm water. This will give you effective results.
With Fuller’s Earth
Fuller’s earth is a sedimentation clay, mainly used for treating pigmentation. It lightens the skin and also provides various essential nutrients to the skin. The homemade method to prepare fuller’s earth mask is given below.
- Fuller’s earth
- Rose water
Add two tablespoons of fuller’s earth in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon of honey along with 1 tablespoon of rosewater in it. Apply it to the face, leave it for 10 minutes and wash the face completely. This method is effective and it gives sudden results. Apply at least twice in a week.
These are the various homemade methods for making clay mask. So, use the perfect mask that will suit your skin and share your views with your friends.