Above: Sheetal Rawal, scientist (human genetics) & founder of Apsara Skin Care
By: Marty S.
Remember how much fun it was to play outside when we were kids? Even after a storm, we couldn’t wait to go outside and run around in the grass, climb the playground, and hang out with our friends. After a long day of play, our clothes would be messy and our skin, from head to toe, would be caked with dirt. It was a headache for our parents to clean us off, but for us, all we could think about was the next time we could roll around in the dirt and grass again.
While most of us have outgrown that dirt phase in our lives, there are still plenty of people that love the feeling of dirt and put it on their skin regularly. They aren’t grabbing a handful of dirt from their garden and rubbing it on their skin, though. Instead, they are using clays made from dirt. Clays are a skin-friendly natural ingredient that people use to get firm, clear, and blemish-free skin. Today, you will learn 3 reasons why you should use clay in your skin care routine, too. Clays have been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda to get stunning skin, and they are a fundamental ingredient in all of the face masks at Apsara Skin Care. If any of this information intrigues you, we invite you to try one of our all-natural face masks, which you will find here.
1. Clay Face Masks Can Nourish & Soften Your Skin
All clay face masks – whether it’s kaolin clay, bentonite clay, fuller’s earth (Multani mitti, an Ayurvedic favorite), et cetera – are made from soil. Because of that, clay face masks typically contain a certain amount of minerals and trace elements. For instance, bentonite clay has trace amounts of copper and iron, and these two minerals have been thought to support healthy, glowing skin. When they come into contact with your skin, these minerals and trace elements can nourish your skin and keep it healthy. Many of these minerals and trace elements may be found in a healthy, well-balanced diet, but a clay face mask is a great way to get these nutrients directly to your skin.
“The [Sulfur] face mask is awesome! It pulls blackheads. It brings them to the surface so you can just get rid of them without damaging your skin."
2. Clay Face Masks Can Detoxify Your Skin & Reduce Acne Breakouts
A clay face mask can give your skin a lot of minerals and trace elements, but it can also do your skin a favor and take something harmful out. A clay face mask is capable of detoxifying your skin and removing impurities from your pores. Many people are able to attribute their dullness, unevenness, and discoloration due to the toxins hidden in their skin. Since there is a number of ways that toxins could be on your skin, applying a clay face mask regularly is good for the health of your skin as well as for your skin glow and vitality.
A clay face mask won’t just remove toxins from your skin, however. It will also deep clean your pores and absorb any excess oil on your skin. This is why we recommend using a clay face mask if you have acne. Because acne develops when your pores become clogged with dirt, oils, and bacteria, you need to clean your skin regularly to prevent a breakout from happening. A facial cleanser will cleanse your skin, but a clay face mask is better designed to pull impurities out from your pores and thoroughly clean your skin. Plus, plenty of clay face masks have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties so they can keep the redness and swelling associated with acne down to a minimum.
Clay face masks are gentle on your skin yet potent, which is why it is common to experience a little dryness or tightness, especially if you leave it on too long. Clay face masks should be applied only once or twice a week as part of your weekly skin care routine, and you should always follow up any clay face mask with your toner, serum, and lotion.
3. Clay Face Masks Can Exfoliate & Firm Up Your Skin
Even if you don’t have oily/acne-prone skin, a clay face mask should be a part of your weekly skin care routine because it can refine the look of your skin. For example, a clay face mask helps exfoliate your skin. When you exfoliate your skin, you are trying to slough off the dead cells on the topmost layers of your skin so that the cells underneath rise to the surface. Exfoliation is a natural process, but with a clay face mask, you are speeding up that process so that skin issues like dark spots, unevenness, and hyperpigmentation start to fade away at a much faster rate.
You can also use a clay face mask to make your skin more supple and elastic. It is thought that the tightening effect of a clay face mask helps minimize the appearance of open pores, firm up sagging skin, and fade away premature lines and wrinkles. By making these issues look less prominent, your skin may start to look more youthful and flawless.
At Apsara Skin Care, we have plenty of DIY face masks that are easy to make at home. Watch the video below to learn how to make a face mask that can close open pores and fade dark spots. Enjoy and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
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