Updated: Feb 4
Clay has been around for years in the beauty industry, in fact, the Greeks and Romans have been using it in their skincare routine for centuries.
Cleopatra, who’s beauty secrets were well-documented, was reported to use white clay from the Nile River and the Arabian desert as part of her beauty ritual. She also loved to use rose water, which makes skin soft and smooth, as a natural facial toner.
So, we know The Egyptian Queen used clay face masks mixed with natural floral waters as part of her beauty regime, but why? What did Cleopatra know about clay as a skincare ingredient that you want to know too?!
Clay is enormously effective for oily & acne-prone skin!
The earth’s clay naturally has many rich minerals with powerful qualities to draw out toxins which puts a stop to shine and absorbs oil. So, if you have acne or skin prone to being oily, a clay mask will draw out the impurities from the surface of your skin, so you can wave goodbye clogged pores.
Equally, if you’re blessed enough that you’re not plagued with skin breakouts, the minerals and acids in clays will benefit other skin types too, including dry skin due to its efficiency to unclog your pores and detoxify your skin.
In fact, clay is so effective at cleaning and clearing out the skin, its use is not restricted to masks; you can find clay in many skin care products such as soap, hair products, and skin wraps.