Benefits of Clay Masks and DIY Recipes
People have been using clay masks for centuries to improve the health of their hair and skin. Naturally sourced clays can work wonders for your skin and hair.
They absorb excess oil, manage dry skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, prevent acne and give you a radiant glow.
Clay masks also keep your hair healthy by reducing dandruff, treating dry and damaged hair, frizziness and heat damage.
If you do try a clay mask (and we highly recommend you should), make sure to limit their usage to one-two times per week as excessive use can dry your skin out.
Clay Mask for Dry Skin:
French Pink Clay is one variety of Bentonite clay which only occurs in France and is praised for being naturally occurring and mineral rich. The clay is also known for its strong mineral content of Magnesium, Selenium and Zinc. Its unique composition also includes Kaolinite, Iron, Illite, Montmorillonite and Calcite.
1 tsp of French Pink Clay
1 tsp of Rose Water
1 tsp of Greek Yogurt
Apply an even layer to your face and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Wash it off with a gentle cleanser and watch your skin glow from within!
This clay is a great moisturiser because it contains essential minerals which work to naturally enrich the skin for a hydrating effect.
It also soothes your skin, reduces irritation and inflammation and lightly exfoliates your skin.
Clay Mask for Oily Skin:
Arabian Sea Clay is found in a huge deposit of sediments and minerals found on the coasts of the Arabian Sea in Oman. It is high in organic content and mineral rich sediment deposits like Kaolinite, Quartz, Illite and Chlorite which feeds your skin a high concentration of minerals that naturally tone, detoxify and exfoliate your skin, leaving you with a younger-looking more radiant complexion.
Arabian Sea Clay has been used for decades for its absorption properties and for being a go to option for people with oily skin.
1 tsp of Arabian Sea Clay
1 tsp Tea Tree Oil
1 tsp Water
Apply this thick paste on your face and neck for 10-15 minutes, wash it off with a gentle cleanser and watch as it absorbs all the unnecessary oil from your skin.
Clay Mask for Clogged Pores:
Amazonian White Clay from Egypt also called Magic Earth or Aztec Indian healing clay is one of nature's most perfect ingredients and is a detoxifying clay sourced near the mouth of the Amazon River that is rich in minerals and is extremely porous in nature.
- Indian healing clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh skin.
- Queen Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and Arabian Desert over 1800 years ago as a part of her beauty ritual.
- Germans and Roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in spas they built 4,000 years ago.
It is the most powerful facial cleanser and is known for its deep pore cleansing properties that will leave you feeling squeaky clean and refreshed. It also absorbs excess oil and helps eliminate toxins and debris from the skin's surface and helps visibly minimise enlarged pores for smoother-looking skin.
2 tsp of Amazonian White Clay
1 tsp of Activated Charcoal
¼ tsp Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1-2 drops of pure essential oils
2 tsp rosewater
Apply this mixture on your face and wait 10-15 minutes before washing it off. This mask is guaranteed to absorb excess oil and help clear out clogged pores.
Clay Mask for Hyperpigmentation:
Glacial Green Clay, formed from a collision of volcanic ash and glacial ice, is a high purity Bentonite clay that has been processed to ensure very low levels of impurities and grit. The Bentonite clay in this is composed of aged volcanic ash and has the unique ability to produce an electric charge when mixed with water, which allows it to actively absorb toxins and detoxify your skin and body of toxins, heavy metals, chemicals and other impurities.
This clay is sure to revitalise your complexion and help reduce pigmentation as well as stimulate cell renewal and collagen production.
It also helps improve the texture and tone of ageing skin damaged by everyday sun exposure, removes dead cells to give rise to better absorption of products and has an immediate pore tightening effect.
2 tsp Glacial Green Clay
1 tsp maple syrup
1 tsp natural rose water
1 tsp finely ground oats
Apply this thick creamy paste on your face and neck, leave it on for 15-20 minutes before washing it off with a gentle cleanser and watch it work its magic on your skin.
Works best when used with Myra Veda’s French Oatmeal and Charcoal Powdered Facewash.
Clay Mask for Acne and Irritated/Inflamed Skin:
Wild White Turmeric is one of the most ancient spices used in almost every Indian kitchen. It goes by the scientific name Curcuma Zedoaria or Curcuma Aromatica or White Kasturi Manjal and is one of the rarest cream-colored powders with a rich and unique fragrance that separates it from other varieties of the Turmeric family.
Regular use of Wild White Turmeric Clay is sure to refine and rejuvenate your skin leaving it blemish-free, clear, healthy and youthful. It is also known to be a natural remedy for pimples, acne, dark spots and unwanted hair growth and gives you radiant, glowing skin.
The texture of Raw Wild White Turmeric provides excellent exfoliation and helps regulate the skin's oil production and works best on acne prone skin.
For acne prone skin, mix together:
2 tsp Wild White Turmeric Clay
1 tsp Almond Milk
1 tsp Baking Soda
Massage this onto your face, starting from the chin and moving in small circles and wash it off with a gentle cleanser. This scrub is sure to reduce acne.
This clay is also known for its properties to calm inflammation and irritation on skin.
For irritated or inflamed skin, mix together:
2 tsp Wild White Turmeric Clay
1 tsp Raw Organic Honey
1 tsp Coconut Milk
Apply this mixture over inflamed areas or all over your face and wash it off with a gentle cleanser after 10-15 minutes.