During these terrifying times, masking has been my one saviour. Yes, I mean wearing a face mask when I step out of the house and using face masks and sheet masks to do a little pamper routine indoors. Because of the humid weather these days, my pores feel constantly clogged and my skin feels like it's laden with impurities- so my hack to squeaky clean skin is a clay mask. Apart from the incredible skin benefits, they also remove impurities and reduce the appearance of large pores. They are even super easy to use so they work well when I'm working-from-home. Shhh... don't tell my boss!
The whole process usually takes me about twenty minutes for applying, sitting back and relaxing, waiting for it to harden, and then rinsing it off. They also work well for all skin types but since clay masks detoxify the skin well, they are especially great for people with oily and acne-prone skin.
Another thing to note is that you can't club all clay masks into one category- there are actually a few types:
Here are all the reasons why clay masks work for every skin type.
Your skin basically comes in contact with a lot of aggressors throughout the day. Pollution, dirt and grime, and of it accumulates on your skin. While daily cleansing does help with that, clay masks when used a few times a week can make sure the skin is completely rid of these impurities. You need to have a clean canvas because when bacteria and dirt linger for too long, your complexion starts looking dull and you end up with breakouts. Follow up your masking ritual with a moisturiser.
Oh God, the struggles of having a forever-oily, shiny, and greasy looking face. Clay masks work well for absorbing oils and impurities that clog pores. Kaolin or white clay is the mildest of clays and works to draw out oils without being harsh on the skin.
Your skin needs its moisture and hydration and clay masks provide the right amount of it. When picking out a mask for normal to dry skin, look for sodium hyaluronate and glycerine in the ingredient list and you'll know extreme hydration lies ahead!
Skin that is too oily or has no oil at all is because the natural balance of the skin is screwed. Clay masks help with this while also soothing and calming the skin. So people with sensitive skin can also enjoy its benefits.
Take this time to make yourself an at-home spa- put on a clay mask, add on the cucumber slices to your eyes, and relax your worries away!
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