Clear skin is healthy skin and with the increasing temperatures comes the need for regular exfoliation and detoxing. After all, the mixture of sweat and oil can and will lead to clogged pores and breakouts. A quick way to help skin stay clear and clean is via weekly clay masks.
I find twice or thrice weekly usage to really help in keeping my pores clear. If you have dry skin, do it once a week. If you have a spot/zit, dab a little of any of these 5 masks and leave it on overnight as an intensive spot treatment. Here are my picks for the 5 best clay masks.
This mask from DDF contains skin-purifying ingredients like sulfur and eucalyptus. These work in tandem with the clay in the mask to help draw out impurities while providing soothing anti-inflammatory properties to existing zits. Skin looks fresh and clean after every use. Buy this DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask Sulfur 10% 113.4g/4oz for US$41 Strawberrynet.com.
This clay mask from German organic brand Dr Hauschka works hard to effectively balance oil production while purging skin of excess oil and grime. As with all of its products, you can expect all-natural goodness from this clay wonder. Buy this Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Clay Mask 90g/3.17oz for US$56 at Strawberrynet.com.
I like this particular clay mask for its smart blend of refining natural clays and 5% hydroxy acids. This potent combination will ensure ample exfoliation; kicking dead skin cells and promoting cellular renewal all while eradicating impurities that can cause breakouts. That’s not all. Its soothing blend of botanicals and minerals will help calm inflamed skin too. Buy this Skin Ceuticals Clarifying Clay Masque 60ml/2oz for US$49.50 at Strawberrynet.com.
This particular mud mask contains minute colloidal particles of glacial marine mud that helps soak up excess sebum and impurities while delivering more than 50 skin beneficial minerals and trace elements to nourish the skin. The result is clean skin that doesn’t feel tight after. Buy this Epoch Glacial Marine Mud for US$22.10 at Nu Skin.
This wonder mask from Gunilla of Sweden is a hard-worker that expels gunk, absorbs sebum, clear dead skin cells, heals skin post-extractions. I use this many times a week and it’s one of my favorite masks. If you have stubborn acne, use this twice a day – apply a thin layer of it and let it work for 10-15 minutes once in the day and once at night. If you are rushing for time in the morning, use this mask in place of a facial cleanser and let it work while you have your morning tea/coffee/breakfast. This mask will detox, calm and soothe skin and the result is clearer, healthier skin guaranteed. Buy this LEROSETT® 100% Organic Clay Treatment 70ml for US$34 at Gunilla of Sweden.