Skin detox at home, how to use green clay.

Skin detox at home, how to use green clay.

Green Clay

Green clay is one of the most essential products in my cabinet, especially if you suffer from pimples, open pores, oily/mixed type of skin. It is exceptionally beneficial as it cleanses and exfoliates skin, drawing all the impurities outwards, revealing more vibrant and healthy looking skin. Why green clay is so beneficial? 

It’s quite simple, green clay has brilliant properties acting as an absorbent and adsorbent on your skin, which mean green clay not only draws out impurities, toxins and excess oil but it also neutralises anything in your skin that promotes black heads formation such as bacteria. The anti bacterial action of green clay may is thought to be caused by iron oxidises and cations. The cations compete with bacteria for the nutrients which in turns decreases bacterial overgrowth (Williams, et al., 2008).  

What is green clay?

Green clay (Illite) is formed by volcanic and plant residue below the surface and it contains traces of minerals such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron oxidises which gives its green colour, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, copper and selenium. The best quality of green clay comes from France which has not been subjected to any pollution.

How to use it? 

You can make cleansing face mask with green clay, you will need:
1. 1tbs of green clay
2. 1tbs of room temperature spring water or aromatic rose water
3. Ceramic or glass bowl (avoid using metal)

Mix the ingredients together to smooth paste by adding slowly water,  and spread finely on your face area, avoiding the eyes. The mask should be thick covering all the troublesome area, keep it for approximately 10-15min and wash it off with lukewarm water. Apply moisturiser afterwards.

Please note that sometimes if the mask it’s left for longer you may feel your skin bit itchy, that’s because green clay mask tightens your skin as well and should not be kept for long time. Do not re use or store the mask once it was made.

Witchy Tips:
-You can make this mask as a drawing agent when you feel that your pores are red and painful and apply only locally, you can also add 1 drop of Tea Tree essential oil. 

-Use the mask once a week or once a month depending how prone is your skin to blackheads formation

-Infuse your green clay under full moon with your intentions and use it afterwards. 

How to store green clay 

Store green clay in the dark and cool place away from direct sunlight, heat and where is moisture. The best are glass containers.

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