White clay is particularly suitable for dry and sensitive skin. It can also be used on dry hair. Discover all its benefits, its synergies and our recipes of home mask.
What is white clay?
It also bears the name of kaolin. It is distinguished by its high content of silica and mineral salts and its lower iron content than other clays, which explains its color. This natural mineral promotes hydration of the skin while having a cleansing and softening action.
The composition of this component makes it particularly effective on sensitive, dry or irritated skin. It is also used on dry hair and scalps, which it rids impurities while absorbing the excess of sebum.
Benefits for the Skin
It purifies your skin by removing impurities, hydrating and softening it. It is generally used as a purifying mask, or as a cataplasm for skin irritations. Do not hesitate, either, to use it as natural soap, mixing it with a little warm water. Very soft, it also replaces the talc on the skins of babies.
No known synergies.
Benefits of white clay for the face
it purifies the skin of the face without attacking it. Even sensitive skin can accommodate a mask with white clay, letting it take about ten minutes before removing everything with a wet glove. For an even more radiant complexion, you can completely replace the mineral water with rose water.
Against redness: organic honey.
Against wrinkles: rose water.
Benefits of White Clay for Hair
By absorbing impurities and excess sebum, it purifies the hair and restores its vigor. The simplest is to use it in hair mask, for example with an egg yolk and mineral water.
Against dandruff: essential oil of lemon.
How to choose it?
Choose a surficial clay and especially dried naturally in the sun.
Where to buy it?
In pharmacy, in organic shops and on the Internet.
Three recipes of homemade masks with white clay
ANTI-AGING MASK WITH WHITE CLAY
To revitalize the skin:
Mix 2 tablespoons of white clay with 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil and another of organic carrot juice. Allow to stand for 15 minutes and rinse thoroughly.
WHITE CLAY AS HAIR MASK
For dry hair:
It is enough to mix a little white clay with an egg yolk, possibly a few drops of essential oil of lemon or thyme in case of dandruff, and to dilute the whole in mineral water until obtaining The desired consistency. Leave about 20 minutes before making a gentle shampoo.
For sensitive skin:
Drop 10 g of white clay and 30 drops of purple extract in mineral water, apply and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing.
Risks, precautions and contraindications of white clay
By external means, it does not present any particular contraindications. Avoid simply using plastic utensils, iron or oxidizable metals for your preparations.