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A clear, radiant complexion can make you beam and let the goodness in your heart glow on the outside.
Kaolin Clay is considered the most gentle type of clay that can be used for skincare. It contains minerals from layered silicate that feed the skin vital nutrients while pulling excess oils and impurities out, instantly improving your complexion. Most typically used to treat acne and breakouts, kaolin clay is suitable for almost all types of skin, especially sensitive skin. Typically white in color, it can also be pink, green or brown. (Skincare experts suggest that the whiter it is, the better its quality.) What products have it?
This popular ingredient is found in rinse-off clay face masks, especially those created for oily skin. You can also buy loose clay powder to make DIY facial masks or look for it in many body care products including moisturizers, UV-tanning lotions and specialty facial products. This finely ground clay is often mixed with plant extracts and oils for additional skincare benefits, and to minimize unwanted shine.
Absorbs Extra Oil
Kaolin clay helps to keep your pores unclogged. It only controls the production of excess sebum on your skin’s surface and does not affect its natural oil or pH levels.
Detoxifies & Purifies Pores
When you use a beauty product that contains kaolin clay, its tiny crystals cling to impurities and remove them from the skin, effectively clearing your pores and cleansing the skin without stripping it of natural oils. Kaolin also is easy to remove and does not cause breakouts.
Kaolin clay can remove even the tiniest quantities of dirt, pollutants and bacteria from your skin, keeping acne problems at bay.
Offering mild healing properties, kaolin clay can calm any type of skin irritation or redness caused by an insect bite or a rash.
Kaolin clay has gentle cleansing properties that can remove dirt and impurities in the pores that lead to acne breakouts. It is gentle to use on your skin, and cleans without making it dry and dull.
Apart from skincare, you can also use kaolin clay as a natural shampoo to remove oil, dirt and other pollutants from your scalp. It also boosts the blood circulation in your scalp, resulting in stronger hair follicles.
The ability of kaolin clay to draw out impurities makes it an excellent substitute for whitening toothpaste. It can help remove the toxins and gunk from your teeth and make them whiter.
Can you use kaolin clay all the time?
Many people believe that clay makes your skin dry – but this is another skincare myth. Kaolin clay doesn’t dry out your skin; in fact, it has a great ability to maintain your skin’s natural pH level.
So, if you are looking for a solution to your excessively oily skin and acne issues, you can use products containing kaolin clay regularly. However, if you have dry or normal skin, it is recommended to use kaolin clay masks only once or twice a week. And remember: to keep skin hydrated, never stop using a good moisturizer.
Now that you’ve received this kaolin clay knowledge bomb, get familiar with the products on your shelves that contain it … and happy selling!
Look for kaolin clay in many body care products including moisturizers, UV-tanning lotions and specialty facial products.
David is a National Educator for Sun Evolutions, offering brands including Supre Tan, ProTan, Fiesta Sun and Hempz. He is a face-to-face sales and beauty product fanatic who gauges his success solely on his effectiveness at selling real product to real, live salon guests.
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