Kaolin clay is the most gentle among all the other types of clays used in skin care. The name “Kaolin” originates from “Kaoling” a hill in China from where this clay was first obtained.
Kaolin clay has a neutral pH and is rich in silica dioxide and “Kaolinite” a type of mineral. Compared to other clays , Kaolin clay does not make your skin dry. It is gentle on your skin and makes it soft , toned and healthy. Kaolin clay becomes a smooth paste when combined with water, and its tiny crystals gently exfoliate and refresh the skin. Since it is so gentle, kaolin clay is a fantastic cleanser and detoxifying treatment for sensitive skin.
The following are some of the most common things kaolin clay is used for:
- gently cleansing skin (excellent alternative cleanser for those with sensitive skin)
- reducing oily skin
- purifying and detoxifying the pores, removing dirt, grime, pollution, germs, etc.
- soothing sensitive and easily irritable skin
- exfoliating skin and removing dead cells and flaky, dry skin
- improving skin elasticity and delaying the signs of ageing
Directions: Simply mix 1 tsp of kaolin clay with 1/2 of purified water. Add more water if required and mix to a desired consistency. You can also use witch hazel or rose water instead of water. Apply it onto your clean dry face and neck. Avoid the area around your eyes, mouth and eyebrows. Leave the mask to do its magic for about 10-20 minutes then rinse off with warm water. Pat your face dry and continue with the rest of your routine. Use no more than once a week.