Today i have three Kaolin Clay Mask Recipes for you guys. These easy to make clay masks is beneficial for all skin types. I am using the purest form of kaolin clay that is white in colour.
Kaolin clay is most suited for normal-dry-sensitive skin types as it has mild absorbent properties. Hence it does not leave your skin dry, stretchy and tight.
Depending on its mineral content, the clay may have coloured hues from red to green.
Those with Acne problems and oily skin should go for Green Kaolin Clay.
The Red clay is much more suited for Mature skin as it helps tighten the skin and promote elasticity of the skin.
Have sensitive skin? Then blindly go for Pink Kaolin Clay.
There are lots of doubts when it comes to using clay in your skin care routine. With the right clay for your skin type, clay masks does help cleanse, exfoliate and delay signs of ageing.
I am sorry, i could not find other colour variants of Kaolin clay online. If i come across a trusted brand, i will update it here.
Can We Use Kaolin Clay Daily?
Yes,You can use kaolin clay daily BUT, Instead of leaving it on for 20 minutes, rinse it off after 10 minutes.
In short, Do Not Let It Dry Until you skin feels tight.
Is Kaolin Clay Good For Face?
Kaolin clay benefits for skin are as given below,
Suitable even for sensitive skin
Improves blood circulation
Provides gentle cleansing
Cleanses thoroughly off dirt and excess oil
Exfoliates dead skin cells
Helps pull out toxins and other impurities like excess sebum, pollutants and dirt
Treats and Prevents acne
Tightens and firms the skin
Suitable for mature skin too
Delays the signs of ageing
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Soothes and calms irritated skin
Is Kaolin Clay Same As Multani Mitti?
No, Kaolin clay is very much gentler when compared to Multani mitti (Calcium Bentonite Clay). Both are good for oily acne prone skin types.
But, If you have normal to dry or even sensitive skin, go for gentle clay’s like kaolin clay or Rhassoul clay.
Is Kaolin Good For Acne?
Clay helps clear the pores off acne causing bacteria and other pore clogging impurities and thus, prevents new acne from forming.
Kaolin clay does absorb excess oil to a great extend but that may not be enough for super oily skin.
Oily skin beauties should go for red or green kaolin clay. OR, Simply go for other super absorbent clay’s like Bentonite clay.
Which Kaolin Clay Is Best?
This question is tough to answer as it depends on your skin type.
White Clay – Mild absorbent and exfoliating properties. White kaolin clay is the purest and gentlest of them all.
Best for normal to dry skin and extremely sensitive skin.
Yellow Clay – Medium absorbent properties when compared to white and red kaolin clay. This clay has some skin rejuvenating and brightening properties in them.
Yellow clay has higher mineral content and hence, helps promote blood circulation and nourishes the skin effectively.
Best for normal to combination skin types.
Red Clay – Best suited for oily skin as it has the most absorbent of the other four kaolin clay’s. It cleanses the pores and removes excess oil, grime and bacteria effectively.
Mix red and white kaolin clay and Viola, you have pink clay. So if you are not sure what your skin needs then go for pink clay.
Which Clay Is Best For Skin Whitening?
Yellow kaolin clay does provide some skin brightening effects BUT the most suited clay for skin whitening would be BENTONITE clay.
Bentonite clay is best suited for super oily skin though.
As i have normal sensitive skin, i have never used Bentonite clay. So i cannot comment on its effectiveness on skin lightening.
I have used Multani mitti face pack (Also known as Calcium bentonite clay, Fuller’s earth) once in my life time. It left my skin tight and stretchy with dry patches which i did not know existed on my face.
I use bentonite clay on eye stye/pimple as you can see here – How To Treat Eye Stye/Pimple At Home.
Should I Moisturise After A Clay Mask?
Yes, it is better to moisturise your skin after using a face mask. Even a simple Aloe Vera gel would work to soothe, heal and moisturise your skin.
How Often Should You Put A Clay Mask On Your Face?
You can use a clay mask three times a week for 20 minutes.
If you prefer to use clay masks daily as a face cleanser, remember to wash it off before it dries completely.
This Is Really Important.
Else, your skin will be stripped of all the excess oil every single day which would inturn make your skin produce more sebum. This may lead to acne breakouts.
You might end up unintentionally ruining your skin.
Aloe Vera And Kaolin Clay Mask
The below recipe is what i used when my skin had an allergic reaction.
It helped soothe the burning and itching sensation. It did heal my red and bumpy skin in 2 days.
I used 3 drops of Aloe, neem juice and turmeric mask overnight too, though i only applied a really thin layer.
- Kaolin clay – 2 teaspoon
- Aloe Vera gel – 1/2 teaspoon
- Neem juice – 1/2 teaspoon (Optional)
- Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Papaya, Yogurt And Kaolin Clay Nourishing Face Mask
This mask can be used even in winters.
It does help clean the pores and nourish the skin. This moisturising face mask leaves the skin soft, calm and bright.
- Papaya cubes – 1
- Kaolin clay – 2 teaspoons
- Yogurt – 1/2 teaspoon
In the below picture, i have used a different quantity as i always make face packs enough for my family.
Green Tea And Kaolin Clay face Mask
This is another antioxidant rich face mask that my sensitive skin loves.
- Kaolin Clay – 2 teaspoon
- Used green tea leaves – 1 bag
- Honey/Glycerine – 1/4 teaspoon
- Green tea – A few drops if needed
This face mask does cleanse the pores of impurities, exfoliate dead skin cells, nourish and promote blood circulation, Finally soothe and heal my sensitive skin.
Usually i use my homemade Green Tea and Rosemary Toner or Green Tea and Liquorice root toner to make this face mask. Both of the two toners already have glycerine in it so, i am not adding it separately in the below photo.
If you can, go for Matcha Green Tea as it has 130+ times of antioxidants than the normal green tea. On second thought, it might be better to drink it.
You can use normal green tea but i am just leaving it out there so that it might be beneficial to some of you.
Skin Type – Normal Sensitive
As i have sensitive skin, Kaolin clay masks are all that suits my skin. If you have sensitive skin, you can choose any form of kaolin clay without worrying about having a reaction to its mineral content.
Clay face mask does cleanse my skin without drying it.
It does helps brighten and tone my skin.
I did try using Kaolin clay face pack with water or rose water but, my skin did feel mildly tight. Hence, I always add hydrating ingredients while making clay face packs to prevent dryness and also, nourish my skin.
Currently these are my favourite kaolin clay recipes. If i find other recipes that have better results than these, then i will update it again for your guys.
That’s it for now.
Until next week, Stay Inside and Stay safe.