Clay (masks) are pretty popular, but why? What are the benefits of using a clay mask, and why should you use it? Well, you will find out in this article!
How does clay work?
Clay in its natural state possesses negatively charged molecules. Most bacteria, metals, and toxins are positively charged molecules. When the clay is applied to the skin, the two bind together. While washing the clay off, you not only take off the clay, you also escort the toxins of the skin.
But how? Well, clay naturally seeks toxins on the body to bind with because of its molecular charge. Once they find each other, they bind and they leave the body once you take off the clay!
How does a clay mask work?
Clay in the form of a mask, will bind with toxins but also with bacteria. When you leave the clay mask on the skin and let it dry, it binds to bacteria on the surface of the skin and deep in the pores. In this process, it brings the bacteria to the surface. Once you take off the mask, you will also wash away the bacteria! This reduces the bacteria in your skin that are giving problems like acne and blackheads.
Using clay masks is even better than using antibiotics?
Clay masks will only take the bad toxins and bacteria out of your skin. It can heal skin infections and even reduce eczema and psoriasis. Clay masks work as a natural antibiotic. Why is it better, well because antibiotics will entirely wipe out bacteria, also friendly bacteria that promote healthy skin. Clay will only wipe out the bad bacteria and leave the good bacteria, as it should!
✓ Detoxifies the skin
As discusses above, clay has the power to get rid of the dirt. This will leave your skin detoxified. Our skin has to deal with a lot of dirt and pollutants, once they come in contact with the skin, they will go into the pores. This will lead to inflammation or even allergic responses (such as a pimple or redness). The use of a clay mask will get rid of these pollutants and will leave your skin renewed, detoxified and less inflamed.
✓ Tighten your pores
A lot of people want to have tight, small (not visible) pores. Pores become large when they are clogged with bacteria and dirt. So in order to get tight pores, you need to clean up the pores. Clay masks have the power to get the dirt from the pores and in this way, the pores will shrink and get tighter!
✓ Get a glowing skin
Glowing skin is always in! While using a clay mask, you will feel your face tighten while the clay is drying. It soaks up all the oils and bacteria from the pores. After you wash off the mask, you will experience a deep sense of clean skin. A clay mask will leave your skin soft, smooth, healthy and glowy because it will give your skin the important nutrients it needs to do so!
✓ All this will happen, naturally!
A lot of skincare products out there promise a lot of great results, but they are very toxic for the skin. These products include bad toxins such as parabens, silicones and a lot of other unnatural substances. One of the most beneficial things about clay is that it is 100% natural. It is from mother Earth itself and it will turn your skin into a natural glow!