You’ve probably seen clay masks or heard of your friends talking about clay masks, but what exactly are they? Do they really have any benefits for your skin? Clay masks work by binding toxins in your skin such as heavy metals and other chemicals in order to remove them. Clay has negatively charged molecules that act as a magnet to these various toxins and metals. When the clay is washed off, it takes those toxins off of your skin. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of clearing these toxins off of your skin. 

A Clay Mask Is Just One Tool In Detoxification
Clearing these toxins from your skin is a form of detoxification that helps remove the impurities of the countless environmental toxins you are exposed to daily. These environmental toxins don’t just get into your skin through the air, but through household cleaners, mattresses and even some beauty products. The more you’re exposed to these toxins on your skin without clearing them, the more they’ll build up and cause issues from allergies to inflammation. 

A Clay Mask Can Shrinks Pores
Shrinking pores isn’t just about having healthy skin, but it is aesthetically pleasing too. Shrinking your pores helps keep your skin clear of impurities and helps to keep your skin looking beautiful. The smaller your pores are, the less likely they’ll have a buildup of bacteria, dirt, and trapped oils. When you apply a clay mask and allow it to dry, you’re pulling these impurities from your pores, allowing them to heal and have your face looking beautiful. 

A Clay Mask Can Help Moisturise The Skin
Having enough moisture on the skin can help your skin looking healthy. When your skin is moisturised it lowers the chances of causing any skin problems such as acne, dry skin, or other blemishes. Moisturising the skin can also help prevent wrinkles. Preventing wrinkles helps lower the risk of early ageing and helps your skin looking young and radiant as you age. 

A Clay Mask Can Help With Production Of Sebum
Many aren’t aware of what sebum is. Sebum is an oil that our skin creates naturally. Whenever we suffer from issues such as an infection or even stress, the sebum can cause oil-based issues such as acne, blackheads, or other skin blemishes. Sebum production can be helped with simple lifestyle changes, but one of the best ways to regulate production of sebum is to apply a clay mask. This helps keep your skin clear of blemishes as well as keeps its healthy.

There are many beauty products out in the world that claim to clear blemishes, toxins, and other impurities from your skin, but a clay mask is one of the best ways to do so. There is no risk to using a clay mask and it only takes a little time out of your day to apply one. It doesn’t just have face cleansing benefits, but it also feels great at and a great way to reduce stress at the end of the day.