Clay masks have been a staple of my skincare regimen over the past five years. After becoming a vegan on the alkaline diet, I was able to finally balance out my oily skin and stop breakouts. But before then, clay masks helped to quickly clear up my skin from my frequent flare-ups. With continued use, I was able to keep a handle on my breakouts as well.
I love to use a variety of clays for my skin and I found that a combination works best for me. But if you are still looking for the perfect one or blend for your facials, then you should get to know the different types and which skin types they are best for. Hopefully, you’ll find this quick guide helpful!
This is by far the most popular clay that people use. Sometimes, I think that it’s the only one people know! It is an awesome clay, I can’t deny, especially since it has amazing skin benefits like drawing out toxins, improving circulation, exfoliating and toning and tightening your pores. It’s a great way to combat acne and signs of aging.
However, the type of skin it’s best for are those who suffer from oily, acne-prone skin and less-than-perfect complexions. Those who have sensitive skin are advised to use a thin layer of bentonite clay.
If you suffer from oily, acne-prone skin, try mixing equal parts of the clay (1 TB of clay and water) with tea tree essential oil.
This is one of my favorites to use in my masks. As with all clays, it has excellent absorbent abilities, which help to get rid of impurities in your skin.
It’s commonly used in scrubs, soaps and even deodorants. Out of all the clays, this is one of the most gentle, making it ideal for those who have sensitive skin.
It doesn’t over-dry your skin like other clays tend to do, and it gently helps to stimulate circulation in your face. It’s also great for those who have acne-prone skin, dry skin, inflammation and excess skin or scars that need exfoliation.
You can mix your clay with herbs like rose and lavender to help give your sensitive, dry skin a calming sensation. To help with brightening the skin and exfoliation, you can add papaya.