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Though no one would ever classify my skin or hair as oily, I do notice that clay-based beauty products always find a place in my bathroom, especially in the dog days of summer. It’s important to note though, that all clay used beauty products are not created equal. Though most of these products do absorb excess oil, many are also mixed with ingredients that will keep your skin from feeling dry, and depending on the type of clay used they have many other beautifying benefits besides eliminating excess oil. For example Bentonite Clay detoxes, Kaolin Clay gently exfoliates and brightens, French Green Clay tightens pores, Fuller’s Earth’s Clay minimizes hyperpigmentation, and mineral-rich Rhasso
Encountering a “masked man” goes far beyond meeting up with a superhero these days. Men across the country are turning to facial masks to boost their skincare regimens, according to online retailer Grooming Lounge.
Picking up where cleansers, moisturizers and scrubs leave off, masks help tame oiliness, tighten pores, infuse moisture and oxygen, and improve circulation. Basically, masks for men fall into three categories – 1) for oily/acne prone skin, 2) for dry, dull skin and 3) newfangled ones for combination skin.
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Mud and clay may not sound too glamorous, but these natural ingredients have been used for centuries for their therapeutic benefits as well as their beautification properties. Clays absorb excess oil and debris, and they also exfoliate dead surface cells for increased circulation and rosy cheeks. Clays can be found in a wide range of colors such as red, green, white, pink, and gray, as well as varying textures from super fine to coarse. The colors usually occur due to the mineral content of the clay. Kaolin, a key mineral component of natural occurring clay, is the main ingredient in many face masks because it can attract the dirt that gets trapped deep in your pores.
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