7 Clay Masks That Won’t Dry Your Skin Out
Considering all of the skin benefits clay face masks can provide, it’s no wonder that they’re popular among beauty enthusiasts of all skin types. Depending on the formulation, clay masks can help keep pore-clogging dirt at bay, reduce the appearance of pores, refine skin and increase luminosity. Despite the many pros of using a clay mask, one con is that some formulas can be drying and lead to a tight, uncomfortable feeling after use. The key is to find a clay mask that purifies your pores without stripping the skin of its natural moisture. Lucky for you, we rounded up our favorite non-drying clay masks below.
It’s no secret that pore-clogging debris and dead skin cell buildup on skin’s surface can cause a dull-looking appearance. Kick those concerns to the curb with this deep cleansing mask. The unique formula — rich in minerals and Amazonian white clay — helps eliminate surface toxins and purify skin, leaving the appearance of pores minimized and skin refined.
This creamy, mineral-rich formula with kaolin and bentonite clays helps eliminate excess sebum and impurities. It’s also made with soothing and hydrating mineralizing thermal water from French volcanoes. The result? Skin that feels purified and soft to the touch. In one month, pores look less visible and the skin is more balanced.
One of the best things about clay masks is their ability to absorb excess oil and reduce unwanted shine. Formulated with gentle clays and La Roche-Posay’s thermal spring water, this mask does just that. This unique formula is ideal for oily or acne-prone skin types. To use, apply a thin layer to the skin once or twice a week and leave on for five minutes before rinsing thoroughly with water.
Deep clean your skin in no time flat with this super-charged clay mask formulated with kaolin, montmorillonite and Moroccan lava clays, as well as charcoal. The creamy, non-drying formula can draw out impurities like dirt and pollution, increase luminosity and even out the skin’s tone. Immediately, skin looks smoother and brighter.
Safe for all skin types, the SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque combines natural earth clays — like kaolin and bentonite — with a hydroxy-acid blend to deeply cleanse the pores and refine the complexion. This formula helps decongest pores, lift impurities and oils and exfoliates the skin. For best results, use this clay mask weekly.
Use this mask — formulated with kaolin clay, charcoal, vitamin E and zinc — as both a cleanser or a mask to deeply clean pores and refine skin. Expect the formula to draw out impurities for a fresh-faced look.
This vibrant purple mask does a whole lot more than just look Instagram-worthy on your face. It’s full of AHAs, witch hazel and vitamin E. It works not only to detoxify the skin, but also to brighten and even out the skin tone with every use.
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