Clay Masks from Southern France Clays mined from the Pontoise region of France have been used to centuries to purify and beautify skin. Clay masks work by adsorbing impurities from the skin cells, by causing dead cells to slough off, and by stimulating the flow of blood to the epidermis. As the clay dries on the skin, it causes the pores to tighten and the skin to feel firm. French green clay is also used to treat arthritis, sore muscles, and sprains; and for application to cuts, bruises, insect bites, stings, and minor burns; and mineral baths for stress relief.
How to use clay masks: mix1 tbsp of clay to 2 tbsp of water to form a paste and apply to the skin. Also, you may add 2 drops each of orange and tangerine essential oils Leave for about 10 minutes and wash off with warm water. Floral water or aloe vera gel juice can be used instead of water.
1. Detoxifying green clay The most commonly used clay, our French Green Clay is rich in iron, silica, magnesium, calcium, titanium, sodium and potassium. This composition results in strong toxin drawing capability. It stimulates tissue repair, and it is excellent for pigmentation spots
2. Sensitive, Stressed, Blemished Skin Red Clay Contains hematite iron and copper oxide. Less absorbing than green clay, it is highly effective as cleanser
3. Sensitive, Sun-damaged Skin Yellow Clay More gentle than green clay, this yellow clay derives its color from iron oxides. Ideal for fatigued and dehydrated skin. Also helps with tissue repair and scar healing
4. Sensitive, Combination Skin Rose Clay A soft clay made by combining white and red clays 50/50. Ideal as body mask and conditioning of oily scalps