uncover the advantages of clay in accordance with its colour


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Thanks to its absorbent, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, healing and remineralizing properties, clay has been used since the dawn of time to enhance beauty and take care of the health of people who use it. However, you would be wrong to confine yourself only to classic green clay! Although better known than the others, it is not in fact more effective. To help you choose the clay color that best suits your skin type and your needs, discover the benefits of the most common clays on the market!

1) The benefits of green clay

It is commonly used for oily and combination skin as well as acne-prone skin. However, his regulating effect also makes it very useful for regulating a scalp that regreases too quickly (still in the form of a mask).

By using a superfine or ventilated clay, we can also perform a clay milk cure. It has indeed many digestive virtues to regulate the transit (for example in the event of diarrhoea), to reduce the gastric acidity or to protect the gastrointestinal mucosa in the event of digestive disorders. Inspired by the benefits of clay masks, we can also try poultices. Green clay being healing, antiseptic, absorbent, regenerating and haemostatic, it is indeed often used against rheumatism and pain, sore throat, bedsores or even burns.

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2) White clay

sweeter than green, white clay is suitable for normal to dry skin, mature skin lacking radiance, and sensitive and fragile skin. Very healing, rejuvenating and softening, it soothes atopic skin prone to eczema or psoriasis. As a mask, it can also be used to soothe an irritated scalp and revitalize dry hair.

Health level, it can be used to make a clay milk to replace green clay. It can also be used for perform dental care. It is ideal in toothpaste or mouthwash to whiten teeth and soothe irritated gums. Finally, it can be used to treat the irritated buttocks of babies or on the armpits to absorb perspiration. It is indeed a healthier alternative to talc.

3) Red clay

As a mask, the red clay brings radiance, refreshes the complexion and heals the skin that suffers from redness and irritation, even rosacea. It can also purify the hair. However, be sure to use it only on red or dark hair that it will not risk coloring. In the bath or as a poultice, it is also used a lot to improve blood circulation or fight hepatitis. Here, however, always talk with your doctor before using it.

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4) Pink clay

Pink clay comes from mix of white and red. Very soothing for irritated, reactive and/or dry skin, it also brings a healthy glow and mattifies the complexion. It is generally used as a mask on the face, but it can also be added to bath water to promote blood flow or use this powder as a deodorant.

5) Yellow clay

It illuminates, tones and softens sensitive, mature and fragile skin. It will also be very appreciated by oily skin with a sensitive tendency, because it allows gently purify. In addition, she fights acne scars as well as pigment spots to even out the skin. However, it can also be used on weakened or tired hair by mixing it with water, a floral hydrosol and/or honey. Moreover, a poultice of yellow clay will prove very useful on bruises and pains.




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