What are Clay Mask?
Clay mask is a type of facial scrub or wash used to exfoliate the skin. These products are usually made from clay, which is a naturally occurring substance found in soil and rocks. They have been used for centuries to remove dead skin cells and make way for new ones to grow. Clays may be very effective at removing dirt, oil, grease, makeup and other impurities from your skin.
How to Use Clay Mask?
Clay masks are available in many forms. Some of them contain water, some do not. The main difference between these types of mud mists is the amount of time they need to work their magic on your skin. You can use any kind of clay mask for its effectiveness and ease of use. However, if you want to get rid of pimples faster, then you should opt for one with alcohol. Alcohol works much better than water in getting rid of pore-clogging blackheads and whiteheads.
The most common type of clay mask is the one that contains water. These are great for those who suffer from sensitive skin or dry skin. They are also more convenient to use in general.
For maximum effect, simply apply a thin coat of the mask on your face and leave it there for 10-15 minutes. You can then wash off the mask with warm water and follow up with your usual skincare routine.
Another type of clay mask is one that does not require water. These are also known as dry masks or mud masks.
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