When searching for a skin care routine its important to have a clay mask that works for you. Clay mask are good to use because they help remove dirt, sebum, and any possible bacteria from your skins pores. When you apply a clay mask you'll noticeably feel your skin dry and get "tighter" because the clay pulls all your skins natural oils and anything blocking your pores to the surface. After you apply a mask it is important to re-hydrate your skin. I like to stick to natural remedies so after using a clay mask I apply little Aloe Vera leaf to my face to both heal any surface blemishes and also re-hydrate my skin. After washing my face with warm water I then apply some Shea butter lotion to give my skin a more smooth feel and radiant vibe.
My choice clay mask is Bentonite clay. Many cultures refer to this as "healing clay". It is largely composed of ash gathered from volcano's. Its historical uses vary from eating the clay to applying it to your skin. The clay was in times past a very popular and cost effective way of detoxifying the body from diseases and also toxins. In today's age we are exposed to countless toxins daily; from airborne toxins to unhealthy processed foods to heavy metal toxins.
"On top of being able to draw-out toxins from the body, the clay itself has a range of nutrients. Bentonite clay is known to have an abundance of minerals, including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium.When ingested into the body, either in a drink form or by eating the clay, its vitamins and minerals are absorbed similarly to how a supplement would be."
Bentonite clay basically seeks out toxins in the skin or in the body and "attaches" to them, after this it is easy to wash off the clay and remove it/ along with it the toxins. "When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead" (wellnessmama.com)
This routine helps me keep my skin healthy and beautiful. Always remember your blessed in your own body.