Clay can be white, blue, green, red, yellow, pink and black. Which clay should be chosen for your skin type?
White clay is also called kaolin, named after Kao-Ling, the town in China, where it was discovered. It is contained in almost all the products taking care of oily skin because it has a light color and, like any clay, is highly absorbent. It is suitable for the thin skin that needs restoration, for oily skin and the one with acne. It cleans and nourishes the skin effectively. Besides, this type of clay is useful for brittle hair: it nourishes the hair follicles, helping to create a strong core of the hair; it also restores the hair along the entire length. This clay can be used as a body mask, the skin may be lifted, the wrinkles are smoothed in case of regular use, white clay prevents aging, making the skin healthier.
Blue clay is one of the most popular and affordable types of clays. The composition of blue clay is most closely approximated to the mineral composition of human skin. The components of this clay are well accepted by our skin. The use of this clay is recommended to people with normal skin; it does not cause dryness. It is effective for various wrappings, including the treatment of cellulite. It reduces fatigue and muscle tension, improves the emotional state and sleep. Regular masks with blue clay are also useful for the hair. They nourish the hair with essential minerals, remove excess sebum, strengthen the hair, enrich hair follicles with oxygen, and promote the growth of healthy and beautiful hair.
Green clay is the most preferred for oily and mixed skin types. Traditionally, it is a good absorbent and exfoliant. It whitens the skin and tightens the enlarged pores. It has a fantastic matting effect. It can also be used as a good cleansing mask for the hair, exfoliating the dead cells, refreshing the scalp, and removing excess sebum. In addition, like any clay, it nourishes and tightens the skin, eliminates wrinkles and removes inflammation.
Red clay is used for irritable skin that is prone to the appearance of acne and allergies. Its effect is soft enough, so it soothes the skin well enough, helps to reduce inflammation, and saturates the skin with missing minerals. Red clay is applied on dry and dehydrated skin. It will help aging and flaccid skin. This type of clay improves blood circulation and promotes greater saturation of the skin with oxygen. It is also used to treat lack of iron in the body.
Pink clay is obtained by mixing red and white clay. This type of clay is useful for dry skin, but it can be applied on any skin type because it nourishes and moisturizes the skin, helps to smooth wrinkles and refreshes the skin. This type of clay is not recommended for use as a mask for the hair; it is an excellent means of care for the face and body.
Yellow clay is rich in potassium and iron, which is why it has a bright, unusual color. It is especially good to take care of oily and acne prone skin. It tightens and nourishes flabby aging skin that must be lifted. It is often used in anti-cellulite body wraps, for slimming and tightening saggy skin. The hair mask with yellow clay is used to make the hair shine due to its unique mineral composition.
Black clay is used more often for oily skin. It is effective to get rid of acne and pimples. Masks with black clay remove fat and dirt from the pores, mineralize and tighten the skin and reduce inflammation. It is also used in anti-cellulite care – in masks and body wraps.