*Clay masks help detoxify your pores
* Are also used to help tighten skin
* These options are made with natural ingredients
Clay masks are a great addition to round out any skin care routine. When used once or twice per week, they provide an all-natural and simple way to get rid of any built-up dirt and impurities from your pores while tightening your skin and providing gentle exfoliation.
There are a slew of options on the market but below are our eight favorite options. Your skin type will determine how often and how long to leave them on, but just know these masks have been used for centuries and they do work! Continue reading for some of the best masks of this year (so far).
1. Now Solutions Moroccan Red Clay Powder
Now Morrocan Red Clay Powder is made from 100% all-natural powder clay and is ideal for sensitive skin in need of detoxification. This powder is a natural mineral silicate that removes impurities, shrinks pores and tightens skin. Ideal as a facial cleanser or purifying clay mask, simply mix the powder with a teaspoon of water or a type of moisturizing water (like rose water), thoroughly cover your face and neck and rinse after 15 minutes. Your skin will feel smoother, tighter and brighter.
2. Neutrogena Deep Clean Clay Mask
Neutrogena’s Deep Clean Purifying Clay Mask targets 100% of toxins to draw out trapped dirt, oil and makeup that can cause breakouts while helping preserve the skin’s essential moisture levels. This face mask contains a 2-in-1 formula that can be used as a deep face mask or as a daily facial cleanser and is oil-free with a non-comedogenic formula.
3. L’Oreal Pure Clay Mask
Powered by three different clays in their purest form and formulated in indulgent creamy textures, the L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask is meant to provide a multi-sensorial experience with every use. This mask will detox and brighten dull, tired skin by using charcoal to draw out impurities, dirt and pollution, evening out skin tone and allowing the skin to breathe. This creamy, non-drying formula will leave your skin feeling clean, velvety soft and rebalanced.
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4. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
Touted as the “World’s Most Powerful Facial,” the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is a deep pore cleaning mask made from 100% natural calcium bentonite clay. This highly-rated mask, with over 14,000 mostly positive reviews, will clean your skin sans additives, fragrances and animal products, leaving behind a cleaner and more vibrant skin.
5. Elizavecca Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
The Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask is formulated with carbonated water and mud that provides extensive pore cleaning and blackhead removal. The mask also contains various vegetable ingredients such as green tea, pomegranate and charcoal powder to help remove dirt, tighten pores and leave your skin as smooth as a baby’s bum.
6. Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask
The Innisfree Volcanic Clay Mask has been given a new formula and is now infused with double the amount of Volcanic Ash of the original version. These “volcanic cluster capsules” powerfully absorb sebums and oil to intensively resolve pore concerns. Perfect for oily skin, this 5-in-1 product also works to tighten pores, exfoliate dead skin cells, deep clean and enhance skin tone.
7. Herbivore Pink Clay Mask
The Herbivore Botanicals Pink Clay Mask was created to make your skin look and feel brighter and softer. This 100% natural mask is made from key ingredients including French Pink Clay, which is excellent for cell renewal, skin rejuvenation and improving elasticity. It also includes rosehip, which is naturally rich in omega acids that work to regenerate skin cells and repair damaged tissue, and chamomile flowers, which are naturally soothing and anti-inflammatory to depuff inflamed skin.
8. Shea Moisture Youth Infusing Mud Mask
Shea Moisture’s Mud Mask is made with a powerful blend of antioxidants and vitamins to deeply purify and infuse skin with a dose of hydrating moisture while helping to soften the appearance of any premature signs of aging. Great for sensitive skin, Olive Leaf Extract and Avocado deeply moisturize and fortify the skin making this mask a gentler alternative to any single-ingredient clay mask.