Clay masks aren’t just great for selfie opportunities on social media. Masks formulated with clay offer a wide range of skin benefits, including removing impurities and reducing the appearance of large pores. In clay’s natural state, it possesses negatively charged molecules, where most toxins, heavy metals and bacteria have positively charged molecules. When taken internally or applied to the skin, what happens is the two bind together and through the process of washing the clay off, you escort these toxins off the skin. The same thing happens when taken internally. This ability alone can improve the overall quality and health of the skin by improving the immunity of the surface of the skin and greatly reducing inflammation.
However, this isn’t the only way that clay works to improve the integrity of the skin, it is also rich in beautifying minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. It’s detoxifying abilities, nutritive qualities, and microbial balancing properties give it many reasons to use for the skin.
Benefits aside, clay masks are also incredibly easy to use.