Women devote a lot of time to their appearance, they follow the latest in cosmetology, visit beauty salons, and, of course, take care of their skin with home-made products. It turns out that natural ingredients are often as effective as expensive industrial preparations, and we can be completely sure of their naturalness.
A huge number of recipes and ingredients gives you the opportunity to choose, but can also be misleading. It is not so easy to understand what exactly will suit your cover, and what components it will accept with gratitude.
Skin care always starts with cleansing. It depends on how clean the skin will be, whether it will absorb useful substances from masks and creams. One of the most effective cleansing components is clay, which is a completely safe natural material. Women who regularly pamper their skin with masks with this component are convinced of its effectiveness. Mineralized powder not only cleanses the skin, but also saturates it with minerals, relieves irritation, whitens, and relieves acne and pimples.
What problems include clay in care?
This article will focus on white clay — an affordable and effective ingredient in natural cosmetics, which has managed to earn a lot of accolades.
White clay powder has a yellowish or gray tint. Kaolin is the main active ingredient of this product. It has a healing effect on the skin. It is used not only in the manufacture of cosmetics for adults, but also in children’s ointments and powders as a base.
White clay has the following properties:
- Dries the cover
- Lightens freckles and also whitens skin and age spots
- Improves blood circulation
- Tightens the oval of the face by stimulating the production of collagen
- Removes shine and normalizes the secretion of fat
- Purifies and detoxifies
- Treats fungus, neutralizes bacteria
- It has a positive effect on the functioning of cells in general.
The product is indispensable in the care of oily skin, but with the right selection of recipes and the addition of additional components to the masks, it can be safely used for dry skin.
This natural ingredient is used for the following problems:
- Withering of the skin
- Presence of shallow wrinkles
- Freckles, age spots and congestion
- Inflammation, acne, pimples
- black dots.
White clay in care can be used by women of different ages. It is suitable even for those with sensitive and thin skin. If irritation or allergies appear after applying the mask, then most likely they were provoked by other ingredients included in the recipe.
It is not recommended to use clay for dermatological diseases in the acute stage, and the presence of open wounds.
White clay: rules for use in skin care
In order for the effect of the use of masks to justify hopes, it is necessary to follow simple rules:
- To dilute the product and combine it with other components of the masks, you need to choose non-metal utensils. Minerals must not interact with the metal.
- Clay can not be diluted with boiling water, it contributes to the decomposition of minerals. Warm water is suitable for this purpose, you can also use water at room temperature. The prepared product should be used immediately after preparation.
- The mask is washed off with water at room temperature without the use of soap.
- With sensitive and dry cover, the mixture should not be allowed to dry completely.
- No need to apply clay to the skin in the eye area.
- Before buying clay that you plan to include in your skin care, you need to make sure that everything is in order with the expiration date, and also check for solid particles and lumps in the powder.
- The procedure for healing the skin should begin with cleansing or steaming the cover over a steam bath.
- The exposure time is often 15-20 minutes.
The beauty of the skin is possible only with strict adherence to the rules and recommendations, otherwise existing problems may worsen and all your further efforts will be directed to their treatment.
Proven Beauty Recipes
The compositions of clay masks include various components: extracts and decoctions of medicinal herbs, oils, fruit and vegetable juices, etc. Before applying a new composition to the skin, be sure to make sure that it does not cause an allergic reaction. Apply a little mixture on the elbow (back) and wait half an hour, if irritation and redness do not appear, then you can safely use this beauty recipe.
Aloe mask for oily cover
Squeeze a teaspoon of juice from a fresh aloe leaf, combine it with the same amount of water. With the solution that you get, dilute a tablespoon of clay. The consistency of the mask should resemble thick sour cream. Spread it on the skin, leave for 10-15 minutes and rinse with water. This composition is great for oily skin. The mask will dry out acne, cleanse the skin of rashes, lighten black spots. Its regular use will help regulate the production of sebum. For very sensitive skin, milk can be used instead of water. Normal skin will respond well to mineral water care.
Honey and milk mask
Melt a teaspoon of natural honey and add it to a tablespoon of white clay. Dilute the thick mixture with fresh milk. You should get a consistency that will allow you to easily distribute the composition over the cover. Apply the clay to your face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 18-20 minutes. Regular use of the mask will tighten the skin and oval, lighten age spots, smooth fine wrinkles and erase signs of fatigue, emphasizing natural beauty. The mask can be applied to any skin type.
Mask with egg white
Separate the egg white from the yolk: you only need the egg white for this recipe. Beat it with a mixer and mix with clay (1 tablespoon). Dilute the resulting mask with kefir (choose a product with a minimum fat content). Apply the composition to the cover in a thick layer, and leave for 20 minutes. A mixture of three natural ingredients helps to narrow pores, tightens the oval of the face, smoothes the skin, and most importantly, dissolves and removes oil plugs. Many women who regularly included this mask in their skin care noted the smoothing of fine wrinkles.
Pamper your skin with white clay masks: its beauty and radiance will be a reward for your efforts!