Are you afraid of using clay masks because they dry out your skin? Well, I'm here to tell you that you're just using them incorrectly.
Clay masks are great for removing excess oil and dirt and exfoliating the skin if they're used properly. There are a few reasons why clay masks are drying out your skin, these are the top 3 reasons:
- You're leaving it on too long
- You're not adding any oil to the mask
- You're not moisturizing right after using the mask
The final drying stage of the clay mask actually draws all the oils and moisture from the skin and is not doing you any favours. Most people leave the mask on until they feel like the skin is tightened, but it is actually just a dry top layer of skin.
Add a few drops of your favourite facial oil to the mix to keep the skin nourished.
As soon as you remove the mask, make sure you follow immediately with your moisturizer or facial oil to keep the rest of the moisture in your skin and to allow it to absorb in.
Contrary to popular opinion, I have very dry and sensitive skin and love clay masks and they work great for me. However, my skin prefers the Pink Clay mask, the Matcha is a little bit too much for a weekly use, but at times when my skin is a tad on the oily side, it works perfectly.