Each visit to the beauty salon leaves me with mixed feelings because on one side I’m thrilled with the outcome and on the other, I am sad for spending so much money.
Although I don’t think that investing in my appearance is not a good idea, I can’t help but think that maybe there are cheaper alternatives. Do-it-yourself remedies have always appealed to me, but not knowing where to start from, made me postpone the experiments way too long.
My oily skin requires special attention, and since I want to look my best every day, I had to accept the fact that this comes with a price. I won’t brag about finding a miracle solution, or state that from now onwards I will never visit a beauty salon, but I am glad to share my discovery.
Whether you have learned or not about the benefits of using a Green Clay Powder, I warmly encourage you to give it a chance because it could work wonders for you, particularly if your skin is congested or more oily than normal.
Health Benefits of Using Green Clay Mask
Illite, most commonly known as French green clay, is a type of mineral clay valued for its highly absorbent properties. Illite is a bio-mineral, composed of both decomposed plant material and trace minerals such as calcium, aluminum, magnesium, silica, phosphorous, copper and zinc.
Alternative medicine practitioners believe this composition makes French green clay particularly beneficial as a treatment for a variety of health concerns, and it is one of the most popular clays used in Pelotherapy.
French green clay has historically been used as a beauty treatment and is a common ingredient in many current-day commercial face masks. Mountain Rose Herbs, an organic botanical products manufacturer based in Oregon, indicates that French green clay is beneficial in removing impurities and tightening the pores, toning the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and reducing inflammation in acne. It can also be used as a full-body treatment to soften dry, rough skin.
This clay mask is truly effective in siphoning the congestion out of my skin as it works as a deep cleanser while giving me a rosy, glowing complexion. Incorporate with distilled water or preferably apple cider vinegar (which contains alphahydroxy and is an excellent exfoliant) to a thick clay-like texture and let it thoroughly dry before washing it off. Apply moisturizer as usual.
- 1 tsp green clay powder (I bought mine here)
- 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (or distilled water) – you can adjust the amount to get a paste consistency.
You don’t need to have any prior experience in preparing the concoction, and applying it is as easy as it gets. This means that by simply following a couple of instructions and acquiring a set of materials that are required in creating the Green Clay Mask, you are guaranteed to detox your skin in a healthy manner. There is a good chance for having all of the needed ingredients in your house, but even if you miss one of them you are bound to find it in any local shop.
Use this skin care routine 3 times a week if you have oily skin or perhaps you need a TLC to combat the struggle.
The green clay mask can cause dryness to your skin, so ONLY use this mixture if you have an oily or acne prone skin which is not overly sensitive. If you have a sporadic breakouts, you may use this as a spot treatment but make sure to perform a skin patch test on your inner forearm approximately 30 minutes before application.