Cosmetic clays are made up of different mineral contents and each clay type has a different effect on the skin. The high mineral content of clay rejuvenates the skin while the clay exfoliates and stimulates blood circulation to the skin. Exfoliation of the dead skin is absolutely essential. Regular use of clay facials will remove dead skin cells, improve circulation to the skin, remove debris from the pores and bring about a smooth healthy glow. Each clay has the ability to absorb toxins from the skin but they really do differ in their level of absorption.
Bentonite Clay is a super oil and moisture sucker so if you have oily or combination skin this would definitely be the one for you to use. If you are on the other side of the spectrum with dry skin then you might want to try the French Rose Clay. This clay, while it still is very good at drawing out the toxins, will not dry your skin and is actually a more moisturizing clay. Some of us have dry and sensitive skin and in that case the White Kaolin Clay will be perfect for you. The White Kaolin Clay is too mild to draw out oils, but it’s just absorbent enough to very gently draw dirt, toxins, and bacteria from the skin while leaving the skin’s natural oils in tact. Kaolin Clay also helps stimulate circulation to the skin while gently exfoliating and cleansing it. Then there is the Rhassoul Clay which is just perfect for normal skin. Rhassoul Clay is often used in high-end spas for its ability to improve skin tone, texture, elasticity, and clarity while eliminating dryness and flakiness, it’s also a great moisturizer! Rhassoul clay has been used as a beauty tool for centuries by Roman and Egyptian nobility. Recorded use of Rhassoul dates back to the 1400’s!
So, there you have it, a short but sweet run-down of a few clays. Try a clay mask regularly for a few weeks and see the amazing difference it will make!