Blue clay for face and hair: useful properties and uses
The healing properties of blue clay became known many centuries ago. It was mainly used to treat diseases of internal organs and systems, as well as to strengthen the immune system. It has an excellent effect on the body:
- removes toxins and toxins;
- displays excess fluid;
- improves blood circulation;
- normalizes the water-salt balance;
- normalizes the metabolism in the body.
Due to its unique properties, blue clay has been used not only for medical purposes, but also in cosmetic.
It has an anti-inflammatory, healing and antiseptic effect that allows the use of blue clay to treat skin diseases such as acne and acne. The whitening and tightening effect of it allows you to keep the youth and beauty of the skin for many years.
A "rich" composition of clay restores the structure of the skin and improves the process of cell renewal. The active substances that make up it purify the clogged pores, pushing all the dirt out of them and peeling off the keratinized particles, thereby opening the access of oxygen to the cells.
Blue clay is used not only to eliminate cosmetic problems, it is also often used for preventive purposes to eliminate cellulite and restore hair structure and accelerate their growth.
Thanks to the warming effect, the blue clay favorably affects the scalp. It improves blood circulation, thereby awakening dormant hair follicles and improving the supply of nutrients to them. Thus, hair growth is activated, their structure is strengthened and their loss is prevented, as a result of which they become strong and dense.
In addition, blue clay perfectly allows you to get rid of dandruff, the cause of which was a fungus of the scalp or oily seborrhea. When applying blue clay to the scalp, it has an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effect, in which the fungus is destroyed and the scalp is dried.
Let's look at the options for using blue clay for cosmetic purposes, and in particular its use for hair and facial skin.
Blue clay for the face, application of
The use of blue clay as face masks is the most popular method of rejuvenating the home and treating skin diseases such as eczema, dermatitis and others.
Blue clay improves the access of oxygen to the skin cells and improves blood circulation in them, thereby activating the production of collagen and the construction of a collagen carcass that smoothes wrinkles on the face and makes it younger for several years.
A bactericidal and antiseptic properties of this natural product can get rid of acne, acne and other skin diseases. However, the use of blue clay during the formation on the skin of the face of inflammatory sites by cosmeticians is not recommended.
And now let's look at the ways of preparing therapeutic face masks based on blue clay and other components.
Face Mask Apple + Blue Clay
This product perfectly fights against dry skin and prevents its premature aging. To prepare this miracle cure, you need:
- blue clay - 2 sec.l.;
- is an apple of medium size and of any grade - 1 piece;
- fresh squeezed lemon juice - 1 hour.l.
Before you mix all the ingredients together, you need to rub the apple on a small grater with the peel, and then add the remaining ingredients to it. The resulting mixture must be thoroughly mixed until a homogeneous mass is obtained. After it should be applied evenly to the skin of the face, wait for complete drying and wash off with warm water. The face skin after the manipulations performed, it is necessary to lubricate with a moisturizing or anti-aging cream.
Face Mask with Blue Clay Moisturizing
It will require 2 tbsp.l.the main ingredient and a little of any cosmetic oil( olive, pink, almond, coconut, etc.).Oil must be added until the consistency becomes similar to sour cream. Further we carry out all the same manipulations as in the previous recipe.
For its preparation you need 3 tbsp.l.clay mixed with rice flour( 3 tbsp.).Then add warm water to these ingredients until a thick gruel is formed. The mixture is applied to the skin and left to act for 20 minutes. It is washed off with warm water.
Face mask made of blue clay for constricting pores
This mask of blue clay saturates the pores with useful microelements and perfectly narrows the pores. In addition, it contributes to the elimination of scars, which are formed due to the transferred skin diseases. It is prepared as follows:
- in a container must be mixed 2 tbsp.l.blue clay, 1 tsp.almond oil, and a few drops of clove extract, black pepper and cinnamon;
- the mixture should be thoroughly mixed until smooth, and with sponge, apply lightly massaging movements on the face, paying special attention to problem areas;
- such movements need to be done for 5 - 10 minutes, after the mask is removed from the face skin with warm water.
After such manipulations, you must immediately make a moisturizing mask.
Mask of blue clay from acne
Blue clay from acne is itself good. But in combination with talc, glycerin and alcohol, it has an even greater anti-inflammatory effect. To make it, you need to mix 3 tbsp.l.clay with 5 g of glycerin, 1 tsp.talc and 5 g of alcohol. All this must be thoroughly mixed in one bowl and diluted with mineral non-carbonated water to a creamy condition.
The mask is applied to problem areas and aged for 30 to 40 minutes. After it is washed off with warm water.
Rejuvenating face mask made of blue clay
This product has a rejuvenating and whitening effect. You need 2 tbsp.l.clay and some warm milk. For these purposes it is better to use a home, rather than a store, as it goes through certain processing stages and loses almost all its useful properties.
The mask is applied by several thin layers. After the first layer has completely dried, another one is applied. When the second layer dries, the mask can be washed off.
Astringent face mask made of blue clay
This mask narrows the pores and removes pigment spots from the skin of the face. To make it, you need 1 egg white, a teaspoon of lemon juice and blue clay. Clay should be added last, constantly mixing the contents of the container, until you get a creamy mass. The mixture should be applied to the skin and leave to act for 20 minutes. After rinse with warm water, and moisten the skin with a moisturizer.
Face mask from blue clay to remove greasy shine
Blue face clay in combination with ingredients such as alcohol and lemon juice, allows you to clear the skin of fatty gloss and normalize the work of the sebaceous glands. Ingredients you will need in the following quantities:
- alcohol - 2 tbsp.l.;
- fresh squeezed lemon juice - 1 tsp;
- clay - 3 tbsp.l.
All is thoroughly mixed and applied to the face for 20 minutes, and then washed off with warm water.
If the consistency of the mask becomes very thick during preparation, it can be diluted with ordinary mineral still water.
Video about the mask of blue clay "Cleopatra"
Video about the mask of blue clay from acne
Blue clay for hair
Blue clay for hair can be used for both fatty and dry curls. It normalizes the work of the sebaceous glands and at the same time moisturizes and nourishes the scalp. For best effect, the clay is mixed with various components depending on the type of hair and the problem that needs to be eliminated.
Classic blue hair clay mask
Blue clay must be diluted to a creamy consistency with the help of warm water. The amount of blue clay depends on the length and thickness of the hair. If the hair is long and thick, it will take at least 4 tbsp.l.the main ingredient, if short - enough 2 tbsp.l.
Before applying the mask, the hair should be washed using a shampoo and until it has dried to uniformly apply the clay mixture, paying special attention to the scalp. Then on the head you need to put on a shower cap and a terry towel. Leave the mask for 1 hour. If the hair is badly damaged and dry, then after washing the mask, castor or burdock oil should be applied to them for 20 minutes.
Strengthening mask for dry hair
For preparing a firming remedy, you will need:
- raw egg yolk - 1 piece;
- blue clay - 1 tsp;
- butter - 1 tsp;
- lemon juice - 1 tsp;
- honey - 1 tsp.
First you need to whip the yolk and only then mix all the ingredients. If honey is candied, it must be preheated slightly beforehand in a water bath to 40 ° C. Try not to overheat the honey, otherwise all its useful properties will evaporate.
The mask is applied to the hair along the entire length, the shower cap is put on top and the head is wrapped in a towel. After 40 minutes, the mask should be washed off with warm water using hair balm.
Strengthening mask for greasy hair
To prepare this product, you will need the same ingredients as in the previous recipe. However, instead of butter, you need to use castor( 1 tsp).
First you need to whip the yolk well and then mix it with the other ingredients. The mask is applied over the entire length of the hair, a greenhouse effect is created and after 40 minutes the head needs to be washed with warm water without the use of shampoo.
Mask for hair against dandruff
This mask for hair can eliminate dandruff and give hair a natural sheen. For its preparation you will need:
- blue clay - 3 tbsp.l.;
- apple cider vinegar - 2 tsp;
- decoction of nettle( if hair is greasy) or chamomile( if hair is dry).
Blue clay must be diluted with a decoction of chamomile or nettle until a creamy mass is obtained, and then add apple cider vinegar. The mixture is applied over the entire length of the hair, a greenhouse effect is created( shower cap + terry towel), and after 40 minutes the mask is washed off the curls with warm water.
Video about a hair mask with blue clay
Video about a mask for strengthening hair with blue clay
Rules for applying blue clay to the face and hair
In order for clay to be easily spread on the face, it is necessary to moisten hands beforehand in cool water. And for it to be easily distributed on the hair, the head before applying should be washed, and the clay itself applied until the hair is dry. On dry hair, blue clay will not lie down and roll into lumps.
For cooking masks, it's best to use ceramic cookware. It does not absorb useful substances from clay and does not emit harmful ones.
Doing masks for the face and hair from blue clay is necessary regularly( 1 - 2 times a week), otherwise you will not achieve any effect from them.