When you are searching for skincare ingredients which will actually work for your skin, clay doesn’t cross your mind for sure, but clays are well known for their brilliant purifying and cleansing properties. If you do a bit of research you can also find that clays were used in the past as well for skincare as it is done today.
Clay is usually soft, mineral substances that help you to get rid of all the impurities of the skin. Different type of clay varies in their composition. Even though the property of these clays are different but they are all mostly used in skincare due to their great absorption property. Clay efficiently gets rid of oily skin and gives a balanced, clean and clear skin.
Following are few types of clay and their excellent properties
- Kaolin clay – a very fine powdered clay, and comes in a variety of colors. The most common color is off-white. The fine texture of kaolin clay makes it easy to include this into a wide variety of products. This includes eye shadows, cosmetics, soap, bath bombs and many more. Gentle clay which is easier on skin because of its less liquid absorbing abilities than most. This makes it suitable for sensitive and dry skin.
- Bentonite clay – strong absorption property. Best suited for oily skin. Bentonite clay is created from volcanic ash. It has strong oil absorbing properties, and is able to absorb more than its mass in water. This makes bentonite clay a great choice for very oily skin.
- Rose clay – It is considered a type of kaolin clay and also it has a fine texture just like kaolin, and is suitable for dry skin. The color of this clay is light to medium pink shade, which usually comes from a naturally occurring iron oxide.
While clays are best for normal to oily skin, but they are not good for dry skin as it leaves your skin feeling a little uncomfortable. There are clay products which are specifically made for dry skins, so it is best to do a thorough research before settling for milder clay. Stay in the loop, follow us on Facebook for more such beauty tips.
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