Different skin types, dry skin, oily skin and combination skin types

The Benefits of Using Clay for Different Skin Types

There is no one-size-fits-all skincare routine for everyone because our skin types are as unique as we are. Luckily for each skin type there is a type of clay(s) best suited to make it look beautiful. If you work with clay and create rituals and routines around it, you can have the glowing, younger-looking skin you want.

“Taking care of your skin is more important than covering it up.” – Nicole Valek

Normal Skin

How lucky are those that possess the normal skin type?! Those with this skin type have smaller pores and don’t usually experience redness or skin sensitivities, excess dryness, oiliness, or acne. While normal skin doesn’t require special treatment to appear healthy and radiant, it can still benefit from using clay. 

Bentonite clay is a popular clay mask to use on normal skin (also on the body and hair). Made from minerals such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium, and magnesium formed from volcanic ash, this clay detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, giving normal skin a bright, glowing appearance. 

Dry Skin                         

While there are many causes for dry skin (aging, climate, dehydration, cleansing with tap water, etc.), using clay can help! Did you know that as we age, the sebaceous gland slows down the production of sebum (a moisturizing substance that is secreted to protect and soften the skin)? That is why the skin begins to look less radiant and healthy the older we become. 

dry skin,  needs hydration, clay

To exfoliate dry skin on elbows and feet, try ClayLove’s Java Scrubber Bar.
One clay good for dry and mature skin is white clay. White clay is a gentler clay and soaks up less of the skin’s natural oils than other clays. It also provides a lighter exfoliation. You can combine it with bentonite clay for a more thorough exfoliation on the skin, but don’t allow the mask to dry completely for best results. Learn more about The Causes of Dry Skin in our blog post here. 
Oily Skin
Overactive oil glands are generally the cause of oily skin. Not only does oily skin look greasy, those with this skin type can develop skin problems like acne. People who suffer from oily skin commonly overwash their faces and use chemical-laden products to dry out the skin. This is a mistake since those things make the skin produce even more oil. 

Oily Skin Type Bentonite clay

One way to help alleviate oily skin is by using green clay! Green clay has long been known for its skincare benefits that can be attributed to its unique blend of minerals. Its composition includes calcium, copper, dolomite, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, silica, and zinc. The green color is due to the iron oxide and decomposed plant matter content. Green clay is great for oily skin because it:
  • detoxifies and helps draw impurities out of the skin
  • provides a gentle exfoliation resulting in brighter, healthier-looking skin
  • contains clarifying properties for oily, clogged and acne-prone skin
Combination Skin

Combination skin is often included in the information about normal skin. However, those with combination skin do experience the issues of both oily and dry/normal skin. The oily problems occur in the “T-Zone” of the face – forehead, nose, and chin - while the other areas of the face are dry or normal. 

Green clay is one of the clays those with combination skin can use. It controls the oily areas and gently cleans the dry/normal parts.

A Clay Mask Keeps the Skin Healthy and Radiant

“Age is a fact of life. Looking your age is not.” – Howard Mural MD

    Sensitive Skin

    People with sensitive skin generally experience reactions to makeup, cleansers, etc. They can have issues like excessive dryness and redness. This type of skin needs special attention and gentle skincare.  

      Use White Clay for Sensitive Skin

      White clay, a milder clay, is good for this skin type. Also amazing for sensitive skin is ClayLove’s Clay Blend is a combination of bentonite clay, green clay, and white clay. Clay Blend has a perfect proportion of each clay that creates a softer variety of clay. It deep cleans pores and removes dead skin, allowing oxygen to the surface for healthier looking and feeling skin, face, and hair.   

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