6 Clay Masks for Your Next Self-Care Sunday
In addition to sheet masks and overnight masks, clay masks deserve a place in your routine. We love them for their ability to deep clean pores and brighten skin’s appearance. They’re especially perfect for giving yourself a DIY facial on a self-care Sunday. From cult-favorite options that detoxify to a splurge-worthy pick that hydrates, keep reading for our favorite clay masks.
This mask is formulated with Amazonian white clay and aloe to help refine skin and remove impurities. Apply this to damp skin and let it work its magic in just a few minutes.
This bright yellow clay was practically made for masking selfies. It’s made with three types of clay to draw out impurities and smooth rough skin texture. Apply an even layer to clean dry skin and leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes for best results.
One of the things we love most about Vichy is that its products are made with mineralizing thermal water that strengthens the skin’s moisture barrier. This mask also features bentonite and kaolin clays to absorb excess sebum and impurities. It has also been tested on sensitive skin.
Short on time? Try this five-minute mask from Lancôme that removes excess oils and leaves skin looking clean and refined.
Oftentimes clay masks get a bad rap for drying out the skin, but this formula offers an instant boost of moisture while also offering the benefits of clay. It’s made with aloe vera and chamomile to soothe your skin and kaolin clay to leave your complexion looking smooth and feeling soft.
Budget-conscious skin-care enthusiasts will love Freeman Feeling Beautiful Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask. It retails for less than $5, and the clay helps purge dirt from pores while vitamin E, avocado and oatmeal work to nourish skin.
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