The cleansing, healing and regenerating green clay has many useful properties due to the minerals and microelements contained therein.
What is green clay?
Green Clay has been used in medicineand cosmetology since the times of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, as well as Chinese civilizations. It consists of many minerals andmicroelements, which provide absorbent, cleansing, antiseptic, healing, remineralizing and softening effect.
There are different types of clays, differing in color, which depends on the presence of iron oxides. Consisting of aluminum silicate, green clay has a strong absorbing ability.
Green Clay is known for its medicinal properties in the treatment of inflammations, wounds or sprains. In internal treatment, it is useful in gastrointestinal pathologies. It is also an ally of beauty, especially for skin and hair, as it regulates excess sebum.
Green Clay regulates excessive sebum secretion and eliminates impurities and toxins, heals and softens, soothes scalp irritation, including eczema. Used as a hair mask, which also leaves a feeling of freshness. If after applying a mask to rinse the hair with lemon water, they will gain a healthy shine.
Benefits for the face
As it was already said, Green clay is an absorber. It is especially recommended for oily skin as well as for skin with acne. When used externally, it cleans and regenerates the tissues, narrows the pores. Also helps to fight premature aging and rosacea, helps to reduce wrinkles.
To make a face mask you will need to mix three tablespoons of clay and three tablespoons of water, the resulting mixture is sprayed on the face (avoiding the skin around the eyes) for ten minutes, after being washed off with warm water.
Tips for using
Used for the preparation of masks, soldered and even baths green clay removes impurities, narrows pores and softens the skin. Effective against sunburn. Green Clay can even replace talc to soothe skin irritation.
How to choose Green clay?
To preserve all the useful properties, green clay should be dried in the sun, have a texture of powder or powder. For cosmetic use, choose a well-crushed powder.
Where to buy green clay?
In pharmacies, organic stores or the Internet on specialized sites.
Three recipes of homemade masks
1. Clay Mask for oily hair to eliminate excess sebum.
Mix 2 tablespoons of rosemary oil and hazelnut, 10 drops of essential oil of palmacrosis. Add 1 tablespoon of green clay and stir again before applying on the hair. Leave for half an hour. It will take two times to wash your head with shampoo to remove all the clay and all the impurities.
2. To purchase a beautiful complexion, make your own mask.
Prepare the infusion from rosemary and mix it with green clay powder. Add natural yogurt, crushed cucumber and a little honey. Apply the mask to the face, avoiding the area around the eyes, wait for 15 to 30 minutes, then rinse off.
3. Soothe skin irritation or cutaneous allergies will help mask against dermatitis.
Mix 100 g of green clay with 1 ml of the following essential oils: lavender, 1 ml of ethereal lemon, eucalyptus, mint and 0.5 ml of chamomile oil. Use on-site irritation from 2 to 3 times a day. Avoid getting sunlight.
Risks, precautions and contra-indications
The internal application requires precautions because clay can limit the effects of certain medications (especially contraceptive pills). Treatment is conducted by courses and it is better to consult with a doctor before starting to use. For external use this cosmetic product has no special contraindications. Simply do not use plastic utensils, iron or oxidized metals to mix the components of the mask.
Green clay should be stored in the original packaging, if possible, protected from air, light and moisture. Close the package tightly after use.