Natural clays are perfect cleansers for your skincare routine. They work not just as cleansers but also get rid of skin problems while giving in to your gentle exfoliation. Kaolin clay is the same as China or white clay as it originates from China. Kaolin clay, unlike some others, come in various colors, and each of these colors does a different work from the other. The most popular kaolin clay is the white or grey one; it also comes in pink, yellow, red and green. Kaolin clay is rich in natural and essential oils and works perfectly for all skin types depending on the usage.
Skincare experts recommend kaolin clay because it helps in the drying and absorption of oil from the skin. Most clay face masks have kaolin clay in them, that’s how good this natural skin care product is. It is the most gentle of all skin clays. Kaolin clay pulls impurities from the skin pores without causing redness or irritations.
TYPES OF KAOLIN CLAY
PINK KAOLIN: A mixture of red and white clay, perfect for people with sensitive skin. It balances out the skin while acting as an exfoliant. The pink kaolin clay helps draw oil out of the skin. If you have oily skin, then you should stay away from the pink kaolin or make use of it moderately.
YELLOW KAOLIN: It has stimulating properties and is as gentle as the white kaolin on the skin. It brightens the skin, and most people will say it’s because of the yellow color.
WHITE KAOLIN: If you have sensitive skin, you need white kaolin as it serves as a detoxifier, an exfoliator and a cleanser. It is gentle to the skin and gives easy results. Because of how gentle tie kaolin clay is, it’s van be used to replace harsh facial cleansers.
Here are the benefits of using kaolin clay on your skin
1. IT EXFOLIATES THE SKIN GENTLY
As a natural cleanser, it helps the skin stay clean from impurities. Exfoliation helps to unclog your skin and makes it easier for other skincare products to penetrate. Before you start your nighttime routine, in a circular motion, apply the face mask and always remember to moisturise as it keeps your skin glowing and hydrated.
2. IT DETOXIFIES THE SKIN
By purging your skin, you protect the outer layer from elements that can cause harm to it. The kaolin clay keeps the pores pure during the detoxification process. It prevents clogging up of the skin and also prevents breakouts. It would help if you detoxed your skin about 2-3 times a week.
3. IT EVENS THE SKIN TONE
Everyone loves it when their skin is even-toned and adequately balanced out. With the kaolin clay, your skin cells get stimulated, and you notice a change in your skin tone.
4. TREATS ACNE
By mixing your kaolin clay with aloe vera or any other acne healing essential oil, you will have the breakouts and it’s spots disappear in a few weeks. It works best on pus-filled acne as it dries it out. Make kaolin clay a weekly treatment and always wash it off with warm water for the best results.
5. IT CONTROLS OIL SECRETION
When there is too much oil in the skin, the chances of having a breakout becomes higher. The kaolin clay removes excessive sebum production from the face. Most clay will strip your face of its natural oil which might cause dryness or reactions but the kaolin clay does not strip the face of natural oil. The face needs the natural oil to keep it moisturised. When you use the kaolin clay, it moderates the amount of oil that your skin releases reducing the chances of acne or break out.
6. IT CAN BE USED AS HAIR SHAMPOO
The kaolin clay removes dirt and impurities, and this is not restricted to your hair. The kaolin clay keeps your hair calm and your scalp clean. When used as a shampoo, it tends to increase the blood circulation on the hair. If you want your roots to be strengthened while also being stronger, it’s time to add the kaolin clay to your hair wash day routine. It does not strip the scalp of its natural oil.
7. ITS REDUCES INFLAMMATION
Bug bites, poison ivy, and other kind of minor stings or inflammation can be reduced using the clay. It reduces skin inflammation and keeps the body calm. The next time you get bitten or have a weird itchy feeling on your body, use the kaolin clay to reduce the pain. It serves as a first aid for such situations.
8. IT REDUCES FINE LINES
When you use the kaolin clay for a long time, it tends to tighten your skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It has been medically proven to improve the elasticity and firmness of the skin.
9. IT REJUVENATES THE SKIN
Kaolin clay makes you glow! The result of using this clay is long term. While using the kaolin clay on your face, it gets rid of dead skin and improves blood circulation on the face which boosts your complexion. It gives you smoother, brighter and healthier skin. After you wash it off your face, remember to moisturise a hydrating lotion or any essential oil to get a long term effect.
Add the Mariposa Face mask made with this clay to your cart and skincare routine today. Our face mask is made with sunflower, grapeseed and Mimosa Hostilis Root Bark. The product is 100% natural and will leave your face with the right amount of skin care goodness you deserve.
This clay works best in your nighttime routine and should be used about 2 to 3 times a week. It balances your skin’s oil production, and what better time to do this than at night? Remember to mix your clay with water and exfoliate in a circular motion for about 30 seconds.
You can have that spa date at home this weekend with the kaolin-clay at the top of the chart.