Clay And Its Benefits For Skin And Hair

Clay is great for beauty care, both in aesthetic treatments and in therapies. It is a component of mineral origin, it is collected directly from the ground, composed of aluminum oxide, silicon oxide and water.

Benefits of Clay on Body and Hair

Benefits of Clay on Body and Hair

In addition to medical treatments, clay is used in cosmetic treatments for the skin of the body and hair. Know your benefits :

  • It favors the complete cellular reproduction, the thinning and the cleaning of the skin.
  • Promotes exfoliation of the skin and scalp .
  • Absorbs toxins and impurities.
  • Promotes the reconstitution of tissues.
  • Promotes capillary, facial and body metabolic detoxification.
  • Stimulates hair growth, as it acts on blood circulation.
  • Eliminates oiliness from skin and hair.
  • Eliminates bacteria and has a calming and relaxing effect.
  • Smoothes and softens the skin.

Do not miss our article on hair clay therapy , we explain everything about the benefits of clay for each type of hair.

5 Types of Clay for Skin and Hair

Green Clay

Green clay is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin. The main benefits are the following: astringent, tonic, stimulating, drying, bactericidal, analgesic and curative if applied as a facial mask in beauty treatments.

If we perform a peeling with it, the excess of natural oils from the skin is eliminated. It nourishes the tissues with minerals and absorbs solar radiation, which delays aging.

If you have acne problems, it is best to look at our article on natural acne treatments and the article that talks about natural solutions against blemishes and scars .

White clay

White clay is suitable for sensitive and dehydrated skin . It contains the highest percentage of aluminum among all clays and its pH is the closest to that of the skin.

Its benefits are very clear, absorbing excess oil from the skin without dehydrating with a soothing and healing action. Among its main characteristics we find slight tension and, therefore, it can be used for all skin types, especially those excessively exposed to sunlight.

Pink Clay

Pink clay is a mixture of white and red clay and being softer, it is more suitable for sensitive and delicate skin. It has a disinfectant action, a healing effect and a calming action. It is also rich in iron, which favors the application of the face and body and the mask on the hair.

While absorbing toxins and excess oil, it provides the necessary minerals to restore freshness and natural shine to skin and hair, resulting in a silky smooth effect.

Gray clay

Gray clay is best suited for oily and blemished skin.

Due to the titanium in its composition, it fights pimples and blackheads , it is also an excellent exfoliator . Gray clay is a natural antioxidant that slows skin aging, also regulates capillary seborrhea and absorbs solar radiation, thus reducing blemishes and helping to lose weight.

Black clay

Black clay is the noblest of all that can be found, it is of volcanic origin . It is mainly used to detoxify oily skin.

It has anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, absorbent and anti-stress properties. Due to the high concentration of aluminum and silicon and its low percentage of iron, it can be used both in the cosmetic field and in the treatment of diseases. It is also an excellent rejuvenator.

Recipe to use clays on the skin making a mask

Recipe to use clays on the skin making a mask

It is important that before application, the skin must be clean and without makeup .

We take a tablespoon of powdered clay (the easiest to find the green and white). Then we add mineral water or chamomile, both hot and cold, until we have a thick paste.

We apply on the face, avoiding the contour of the eyes and lips. If we use green clay in the treatment, the skin will feel tight and itchy while we have it on, do not worry this is normal. After a while, we remove the dry clay mask with plenty of water. We will feel an improvement in the circulation in the skin , which will imply a temporary skin redness.

Remember that after cleaning the face we should not use creams or makeup for the next 2-3 hours.

Where to Buy Cosmetic Clays

We can find clay powder in some herbalists, supermarkets and pharmacies, although they do not always have it. If you want to buy it online we recommend the following of each of the types.

Green Clay:

  • French Green Clay Facial Powder Treatment Mask, 32 oz – Rainbow Research
  • Fuller Green Clay – 100% Pure Natural Ingredient – 500g

White clay:

  • White Clay with Sponge in Pot of 500 grs.
  • White Clay (Kaolin BP) – 100% Pure Natural Ingredient – 500g

Pink Clay:

  • Pink Clay Powder Argiltez Ultra Ventilated – 1Kg
  • Pink clay facial mask – 100 grs.
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Kathie Sand always saw the world of beauty as the terrain on which to build her professional career, a goal that was clear to her when she was only 15 years old. Her great concern to expand knowledge led her to settle in Paris where she studied hand in hand with the best beauty professionals and with the most advanced techniques for skin care.

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