I struggled with problem skin while I was growing up. Unfortunately, I was not blessed with perfect skin, so I had to watch what I ate at all times. Even the smallest bit of chocolate would trigger the worst breakouts.
It was not until my freshman year of college when my skin started to clear up. I had fallen in love with my clear and radiant skin. What was I doing differently? Not only did I monitor how my skin reacted to the things I ate but also to what I put on my skin. Simple technique, but it worked! I stopped using products containing synthetic ingredients.
I adapted a simple skin routine. Every morning and night, I would use a gentle face wash, followed by exfoliating and moisturizing my skin. My skin showed improvement but I was not completely satisfied. So I added natural clay masks to my skincare routine twice a week. I alternately used bentonite and french green clay.
Bentonite clay has many cosmetic uses. It is made from aged volcanic ash. Bentonite clay contains a high concentration of minerals such as silica, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and potassium. It is excellent at absorbing and removing toxins, heavy metals, and impurities.
French green clay has a rich green color. It derives from a combination of iron oxide and decomposed plant matter. French green clay contains minerals such as montmorillonite (bentonite), magnesium, calcium, potassium, dolomite, silica, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, copper, and selenium. French green clay is great for oily and acne-prone skin, as it absorbs excess oils and removes dead skin cells to promote circulation.
Both bentonite and french green clay boosts radiance and elasticity of the skin. The recipe that I use for the clay mask is very easy!
Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe:
French Green Clay Mask Recipe: