Everything You Need to Know About Clay Masks

To take care of your face, nothing beats the use of clay masks. Used for centuries, clay, land of benefits has many assets to put at the service of natural cosmetics. Used as a mask, pure or combined with other natural ingredients, it gives spectacular results. If its use is quite simple, there are however a few points to watch out for so that you can make the most of all its benefits and avoid unwanted effects. To avoid unpleasant surprises, here are 5 important tips to know about clay masks .

Clay is a sedimentary rock, extremely rich in minerals and trace elements. If turmeric clay mask is by far the best known and the most effective, it comes in all colors and softness. Green, white, red, pink, yellow, ghassoul… Each of these clays has amazing living properties, which have the particularity of adapting to your skin type very gently.

Depending on the needs of your skin at time T, one clay will be preferred over another. To help you choose the clay that’s right for you, don’t hesitate to take our quick and easy little test. In just a few minutes, you will know which clay (s) best suit (s) your skin type and will thus be able to maximize the effects of this ultra-rich earth on your epidermis.

Whatever its color, we have chosen to offer you 100% natural and pure clay. Depending on your needs and desires, you just have to choose the most suitable clay format: clay paste or clay powder. At Argiletz, clay is respected throughout its production process to offer you optimal results.

Thanks to its strong absorbing power and the precious minerals and trace elements it contains, green clay is appreciated around the world for its many benefits on the skin. Applied to normal, oily, or blemish-prone skin, the green clay mask corrects, cleanses, helps regulate sebum production by purifying the epidermis; all while respecting the epidermis.

Both rich and powerful, however, you must be careful about its use. In order to benefit from all its properties, we draw your attention to the importance of keeping your clay always moist on your skin during use. You will thus protect the hydrolipidic film of your skin, and avoid the small tightness that the clay could cause when it dries. Humidity is essential, it allows the clay to exchange with the skin the trace elements that the epidermis needs.

We advise you to apply a clay mask once or twice a week and complete with a moisturizer after each mask with green clay, white clay, red clay, pink clay, yellow clay or rhassoul clay.

It is sometimes thought that you have to wait until the mask is completely dry to remove it and rinse the skin. It is a mistake. Indeed, to be able to benefit from the minerals and trace elements essential to the well-being and radiance of your skin, the clay must remain moist. Clay is a natural but living product, humidity is essential for its effectiveness.

To prevent the clay mask from drying out and drying out your skin, you must apply the mask in a thick layer and moisten it well during installation. For this, we advise you to keep a water spray or a misting device handy, and to spray a little water as much as necessary!

Moisturize your skin after removing the clay mask

After a clay mask, it is important to hydrate your skin well. To strengthen the hydrolipidic film and prevent excessive sebum production, especially for problem skin. Rinsing alone is not enough. Depending on the nature of your skin, you have to choose a moisturizing and nourishing treatment with a more or less rich texture. This applies even to combination or oily skin. It will then be necessary to use a serum for very dry skin and for all skin types a moisturizer for the face day or night, depending on the time of day. Poorly hydrated skin can become sensitive and reactive.

Clay is very popular for facials due to its natural origin and high efficiency. It is, however, a living material, which activates in contact with water and deserves special attention when handled.

It is important that it is in contact only with natural and noble materials. For example, you can opt for a ceramic, wooden, or glass bowl to make your preparation. In order to mix clay and water (or any other natural ingredient!), We recommend that you use a wooden spoon to mix the ingredients.

Plastic and metal, on the other hand, should never be used, as they denature the clay and can cause it to lose some of its properties. 

Nothing beats a clay mask to take care of your face and hair. The benefits of this totally natural sedimentary rock are well established.

White, pink, red, green, ghassoul or yellow, there are some for every type of skin. However, you have to know their properties well and know how to use them correctly in order to be able to derive all the benefits.

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