Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Did you know that Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian desert over 1,800 years ago as part of her beauty ritual? An amazing skincare ingredient that has been used by ancient civilisations for centuries, Clay is naturally rich in minerals & antioxidants with powerful qualities to draw out toxins. It is not without reason that Clay continues to be one of the most sought after ingredients in the natural skincare and cosmetic industry today.
Here is why clay-based products are a must-have in our daily skincare regimen irrespective of gender or skin type:
1. Cleanse Impurities From Within
Clays possess the unique ability to draw out all the impurities like dirt, oil, pollutants and toxins from deep within the pores while at the same time gently exfoliating our skin to encourage new cell generation giving us younger looking skin.
2. REMOVE EXCESS OILS
Clays work wonders on oily skin. Not only do these absorb excess oil that our pores produce, but also regulate oil secretion. In addition, they impart a matte finish to our skin making our face appear less oily.
3. Restore pH Balance
An innate property of Clays is that they help maintain the pH balance of our skin thus protecting it from the environmental stressors. Regular use of Clay based products prevent appearance of zits, pimples, acne and blackheads.
4. Tighten Pores
One of the concerns that most of us have is large or irregular pore size. By vacuuming oil and dirt from the skin, Clays allow pores the space to shrink thus reducing their visibility on the skin.
5. Nutrition for Skin
Highly rich in natural minerals including some rare minerals, Clays provide nutrition to the skin as these minerals get absorbed. They stimulate blood circulation, brighten skin and promote healing and regeneration.