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Clay face masks – The need to know…

Hey my little Brushaflies and welcome back to my blog, Brushafly Mua 🦋 Today’s blog post is about Clay face masks and what you need to know about them.

Are clay masks natural? – Most will have ingredients that are derived from natural sources but once they have been made into the actual mask and processed with other ingredients, it may not be as natural as promised. I’m not saying that they are bad for you, as I love a good clay mask in my skincare collection, but some are better than others, have better ingredients than others and some do better things for some skin types than others. Its best to research what type is better for you and your skin needs before spending your hard earned cash on one.

What skin type does a clay mask work best for? – Clay masks tend to be best for oily to combination skin types. Although those with combination skin will need to be careful to not over do it on the dry parts of their face. Clay absorbs excess oils from the skin surface which is why they are better for oily skin types. Another word of warning though, if you have oily skin and you are using masks to dampen down the oiliness, be careful to not over do it, if you use these masks too much or products that dry out the skin too much, your skin will try to compensate and will produce even more oil!!!

How often should you apply a clay face mask and how long should you have it on your face? – As a general rule of thumb ten minutes is usually enough to have it do its thing on your face and I would recommend no more than 3 times a week. You don’t want to over do it and dry your skin out too much. If you have combination skin and have an oily T-zone, you can just apply it to the oily patches and use a separate mask on the dry patches to hydrate the skin.

Which Clay mask type is best to not dry out my skin too much? – Kaolin is quite mild and is more on the gentle exfoliating side and can do its job without stripping out too much of the skins natural oils whilst still absorbing impurities.

When is best to remove the mask? – Most people leave the mask on until dry and cracked but this is not always the best tactic. To not dry your skin out too much, wash it off before it begins to dry. Not as satisfying as when it cracks and crumbles but best for your skin.

I hope my blog post has helped you to understand clay masks, how they work and what skin type should use them. Remember though, if you have a different skin type to oily or combination and you like to use clay masks, then carry on. Do what you feel is best for you and your skin. Everyone is different and sometimes things that don’t work for others will work for other people and vice versa.

I hope you enjoyed my blog post, if you did why not follow my blog and keep up to date with all things makeup and beauty. Take care my Brushaflies and speak soon xoxo

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