If you are a die-hard user of face masks, you are probably familiar with bentonite clay. But there is another clay out there that is super-gentle, effective and has multiple beauty-boosting benefits, and that’s kaolin clay. Kaolin clay is the mildest of clays used in skincare. Rich in silica, it has a neutral pH and is soothing and gentle when used in skincare products.
Because it is so mild, it is useful for people with sensitive skin, including those with dry skin and mature skin.
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Read on to find out more about all that kaolin clay can do for your skin.
Benefits of Kaolin Clay:
1. Acts as a gentle exfoliant
Kaolin clay can be added to your favorite facial cleanser and used as a mild exfoliant. It helps polish your skin and slough away dead skin cell build-up without stripping your skin of natural oils. It helps remove bacteria, dirt, grime, and pollution from sitting on your skin.
2. Tones skin
Because of its deep cleansing and exfoliating properties, regular use of kaolin clay helps tone skin over time. This will help improve cell turnover rate and minimize the appearance of large pores.
3. Calms skin irritation and discomfort
Whether it’s dry skin, acne, or a bug bite making your skin crawl, kaolin clay is a topical soothing agent that helps calm irritated skin, providing fast and temporary relief. Mixing it with calming essential oils or aloe vera can also help accelerate relief.
4. Helps keep acne at bay
If you have acne-prone skin, kaolin clay is effective in removing excess impurities, grime, and oils that clog pores and lead to breakouts.
5. Absorbs excess oils
Although kaolin clay is not as absorbent as its friend bentonite clay, it still helps soak up sebum and extra oils. When used for an extended period of time, kaolin clay helps balance oil production in the skin, ensuring that skin is never stripped of the natural oils it needs.
6. Useful for all skin types
Kaolin clay lives up to its reputation as the softest and most gentle clay to use on your skin. It exfoliates without being harsh, clears skin effectively, and absorbs but doesn’t strip the skin of what it needs. Because of these factors, it is suitable for oil, dry, mature, and even sensitive skin types. Plus, kaolin clay can be used year-round.