People have been using soil in many ways since ancient times. From home use to skincare or medicinal or medical use, there are many soil options available. When someone says clay, most people think of clay, however, cosmetic clay is much more than this. It can also come from seasoned volcanic ash or decomposed plant material. They house all the benefits of their source material along with minerals like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and silica.
This can absorb impurities from the pores or help reduce their size. It can help treat skin diseases such as acne or allergies or severe sunburn. Clay also helps the skin pores to balance oil production. There is a wide variety, each suitable for a particular use. Here are some popular clones and their benefits.
1. Multani Mitti
Also known as Fuller’s Earth, it is the ideal skin for every Indian grandmother. It acts as an oil absorber. A mild bleach can also be used. Not suitable for people with very dry skin but can be used once in a while by all.
2. Bentonite Clay
Every beauty blogger’s favorite soil is a very porous substance. It can reduce inflammation because it absorbs water. Helps remove impurities from the skin and tighten it.
3. French Green Clay
This marine soil has a green color due to dissolved plant material and iron oxide. It is very good at absorbing toxins and impurities from the skin and increases blood circulation.
4. Kaolin Clay
It comes in a variety of colors such as white, yellow, pink etc. White is good for sensitive skin while yellow is good for skin color. Red color can be used to absorb impurities. Pink is simply a mixture of white and red and they have combined benefits.
5. Rasool Clay
Originated from Morocco, the compound can be used on face and hair. Helps absorb impurities, it is also good for removing blackheads. For hair, it helps to promote volume and shine.