Kaolin Clay Mask
If you are tired of using all kinds of chemicals on your skin to make it more
beautiful then try using kaolin clay mask next time. Clay masks help you
remove the dirt, harmful toxins, black or white heads, and excessive oil from
the skin making your skin spotless and beautiful. It also promotes blood
circulation and gives you a glowing complexion. It rejuvenates the skin by
exfoliating and closing the pores on the skin. Kaolin clays are also one of
the natural skin care agents. You need to choose the right clay face mask
for your skin type to get the desired results.
Types of Kaolin Clay
French Clay: It consists of montemorillonite. It is effective in absorbing oil
and toxins from skin.
Rose Clay: It consists of iron oxides. It has cleansing properties that help in
skin exfoliation and rejuvenating the skin.
White Clay: It is essentially a kaolinite, also known as china clay and it is
ideal for sensitive skin. White kaolin clay mask does not absorbs oil and
hence ideal for people with dry skin.
Yellow Clay: It has the same properties as white clay and is ideal for people
with sensitive, normal, and dry skin.
Rhassoul Clay: This clay is found in mountains of the Atlas and widely used
in beauty spas. It makes skin smooth and soft.
Fuller's Earth Clay: It's regular application helps in lightening the skin tone. It
also absorbs excessive oil from the skin and hence is ideal for oily skin
The above cosmetic kaolin clays are increasingly used in various beauty
products such as facial skin care products, body powders, soaps, lotions,
and bath wash, etc. You can prepare various kaolin clay masks at home
using above clays.
Kaolin Clay Mask Recipes
Below given are some of the popular kaolin face mask recipes.
Clay Mask for Acne Prone Skin
French green clay - 4 tablespoons
Dried bay leaves - 5
Water - 1 cup
First keep the water to boil and add bay leaves to it. Boil the mixture till it
becomes half cup and then add it to the clay to form a thick paste. Apply
this kaolin clay mask recipe on the face and leave it to dry for 20 minutes.
Now wash your face with warm water and dry gently.
Clay Mask for Sensitive Skin
China clay - 3 tablespoons
Lavender flowers - 2 tablespoons
Chamomile flowers - 2 tablespoons
Colloidal oatmeal - ¼ cup
Honey/ water/ floral water/ herbal water - for mixing
Make the fine powder of all the flowers. Mix all the ingredients well together
by using one of the wet mixing agent. Apply the paste on the face and leave
to dry for 20 minutes. Wash face with warm water.
Clay Mask for Unclean Skin
White clay - 3 tablespoons
Bentonite -1/2 tablespoons
Glycerin - ½ tablespoons
Water/ Hydrosol - 5 tablespoons
Rose essential oil - 2 drops
Mix all the ingredients well and make a thick paste. Apply it on the face and
let it dry for 20 minutes. Wash the mask with warm water and dry the face
gently with cotton cloth.
From the above recipes, you know how to make a kaolin clay mask. You can
apply the masks of clays alone or can add various other clays, herbs and
essential oils to it to make it more beneficial and effective. But, it is
advisable to consult your doctor and to study the properties of the
ingredients you are using so that you know if they are suitable for your skin
or not. You can substitute the mixing agent, i.e., water with rose water, rose
oil, lemon juice, curd, and aloe vera gel, etc., as per your skin type. While
mixing, always make a smooth paste that is free of any clots and do not
make the paste very watery or very thick as it can be very difficult to apply.
Tie your hair before applying the mask and always use the mask brush while
applying kaolin clay masks. Do not keep the mask on the face for more than
the prescribed time as it can have adverse effects on the skin. Apply a mild
toner after washing off the kaolin clay mask.
Now try one of the above kaolin clay mask recipes or create your own and
get a gorgeous skin.