When it comes to achieving flawless skin, nothing beats good old-fashioned mother earth. During my travels to Israel as a child, I visited the Dead Sea, where I discovered an ancient skin treatment – one I’ve taken with me into adulthood. Packed with natural ingredients that absorb oil, calm acne, fade dark spots and soften hair,(among other things) it’s no surprise this beauty trend is fast resurfacing in a multitude of colors and a multitude of clays—all of which have different specialties.
So, without further ado, get the breakdown on how different clays work to benefit all skin types from oily, dry and acne prone skin to even the driest hair.
For oily, acne prone skin:
Bentonite clay, arguably the most popular clay mask on the market, offers several skin benefits for those managing acne. Because of its mild electrical properties, when mixed with water, molecules charge and attract impurities like a magnet, shrinking enlarged pores and tightening skin. So, say bye, bye to oil, bacteria, scarring, inflammation, redness, psoriasis, and eczema. This treatment, extracted from active deposits in Wyoming and Montana, has been proven to soothe just about every skin ailment.
*Side note: Because bentonite clay acts like an astringent using may cause over-drying. Ensure to use a daily moisturizer to avoid dry, peeling, cracked skin.