Skincare extends beyond washing your face and using a moisturizer. Most people, mainly women, are highly consumed with the idea of using expensive products, often laden with chemicals. There’s one thing you should know – aging is something you cannot stop, but you can definitely delay it. Besides the cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine you need to incorporate an anti-aging facial masks to complete your beauty treatment.
In this post, we will discuss natural clay masks, how you can choose the right products and a few ways to use them.
The Incredible Advantages of Natural Clays
Natural clays have been used in body and skincare for thousands of years. Various forms of clay are known to have a highly concentrated amount of minerals, which are great for the body and skin. In fact, clay is used in many traditional medicines in varied forms. While clays can differ in function and composition, these are known to work well for detoxing the skin. It can draw out the toxicity from the skin, which aids in a more radiant and youthful complexion. Organic clay based masks unclog your pores while purifying the dermis, and thus drastically reducing pore size. Besides rejuvenating and regenerating the skin, clay masks are actually perfect for smoothing the appearance of your skin.
How to Choose Clay Masks?
First things first, choose a brand that has natural clays. If a regular clay mask has an endless number of chemicals, using them makes no sense. Check the options in terms of content, and choose something that’s rich in active botanicals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Avoid brands that don’t have a detailed list of ingredients on the product’s label. Also, steer clear of products that contain synthetic fragrances, parabens, and chemical dyes.
How to Use Clay Masks?
Natural masks generally come in powder form, so you need to mix them with purified water or other botanicals to get the right consistency. Natural products can be high in minerals and other ingredients, so limit their use to no more than twice a week. Mix approximately ½ tsp mask powder with your botanical to a consistency that can be applied with a cotton ball or make-up brush without dripping. Apply to face, neck and even the hands while being careful to avoid tender skin around the eye’s. Leave the mask on till completely dry for approx. 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water and gently pat the skin dry with a fresh towel. Follow with a rich, luxurious moisturizer such as a Facial Apothecary Rose Water w/Glycerin Cream which will further enhance your skins beauty treatment.