Clay or more specifically Clay Masks is a beautiful all-natural alternative to typical exfoliants, that is non-abrasive and leaves your skin hydrated and clear. Clay works by drawing out dirt, make-up and excess oil beneath your skin and replacing it with moisture as it dries. A once a week practise, this self-care routine to give yourself radiant skin that reduces pores and leaves your skin glowing.
Here’s four reasons clay is the better way to exfoliate.
Clay Masks are natural
Rather than using chemicals to remove impurities, a Clay Mask decongests the skin by drawing out and dissolving the dirt, make-up and excess oil.
Clay is gentle
Abrasive exfoliants can destroy the natural microbiome layer of the skin that keeps it healthy, and can also leave behind micro-tears. Clay, on the other hand, is gentle, keeping your skin flora happy, healthy and unharmed.
Clay is eco-friendly
Good for your skin and good for the environment. Did you know that some exfoliants on the market use microbeads – tiny manufactured plastic beads that wash into our waterways?!
Clay Masks are easy
Simply add a few drops of water to a teaspoon of clay to form a paste. Next, apply the paste to your face, avoiding the eye area. Once the Clay Mask is approx 50% dry, rinse off your happy, healthy, hydrated skin!
Different types of clay can be suited to different skin conditions.
The Botanical Store offer a selection of Clay Masks to suit your needs: French Pink Clay and Australian Yellow and Green clay.