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Which mask is right for your skin type?

Which mask is right for your skin type?

April 04, 2017

The question I get asked most often is "which mask is best for my skin type?". With so many different masks it's hard to choose which ones fit your self care ritual. Let's break it down by the skin type and which clays are effective.

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Different Skin Types

Acne/Blemish Skin Type 

Moroccan or Rhassoul - is a natural mineral clay from the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. It has the highest content of magnesium, calcium, silica and potassium. Due to amazing mineral content it unblocks pores and remove blackheads. 

Activated Charcoal - This super absorbency, plus antibacterial properties, makes activated charcoal an ideal ingredient for oily and acne prone skin types.

Sensitive Skin Type

White Kaolin Clay - is the gentlest of the various facial clays available making it perfect for sensitive skin types. 

Pink Rose Clay is wonderful for sensitive skin because it doesn’t overly zap the skin of its natural oils.


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Combination Skin 

Brazilian Clay - These clays come in a variety of colors:, Dark Natural, Red, Pink, Yellow, Purple. These clays have a gentle drawing action, and they are a  great solution for people who suffer from combination skin. They protect the skin against formation of radical cells of aging.

Bentonite Clay comes from volcanic ash that has absorbed nutrients. Bentonite clay mask is that it draws out toxins from the skin, shrinks your pores prevents breakouts, and leaves your skin soft and smooth.

Dead Sea Mud Maskespecially effective for skin suffering from an imbalance such as combination skin. Its dead Sea Mud contains 21 natural minerals, 12 of which are found exclusively in the Dead Sea.

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Oily Skin 

French Green Clay - Also known as sea clay, French green clay has long been known for its detoxifying skin care benefits. It’s one of the most absorbent cosmetic clays with the ability to hold close its weight in water. Because of this green clay is mostly recommended for oily, clogged or acneic skin.

Green Matcha Teacontains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier, it fights free radicals that damage cells needed to protect our skin. It’s especially useful for oily skin as it has the capability to reduce sebum production.

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