How to choose a clay mask for your skin type

There are many clay masks to choose from at drugstores and beauty departments, which can make selecting one on the spot a tough decision. If you know you will be going out to purchase a clay mask, it’s a good idea to do some research prior to on various brands so you are prepared. I went ahead and did just that, so you would have all you need to choose the right clay mask in this article.

A good tip to follow when searching for your best clay mask, is to try out sample sizes first ( like the ones they give out at beauty counters) that way you can test the product, before you commit. Many clay masks are now made to target various skin types, which means a few of the options below are interchangeable.

If you have dry skin: Look for moisturizing masks and steer clear of  acidic fruits which might dry your skin out more. Instead opt for water-filled fruits like peaches or watermelon. Your skin craves hydration, so be sure to keep it moisturized to battle dryness. Below are a few clay masks to keep your face hydrated and fighting dryness, all ranging in price to find one that works for you and your budget.




If you have oily skin: Look for a clay mask that has ingredients to help control shine without drying your face out. Aloe and seaweed are good shine-control ingredients as well as acidic fruits like lemon or strawberry. The first mask had awesome reviews, and is super affordable. The chocolate and strawberry work together to control shine without drying your skin, and the scent is said to be delicious. Check out all three masks to find one within your budget.




If you have combination skin: Then you have many options! You can look for one to control oil, or one for dry skin, or simply go for clay masks made for combination skin. Look for fruits and other natural ingredients in your mask. The first mask is my favorite, the avocado adds moisture and has tons of vitamins, and the oatmeal soothes your skin to avoid drying.  The rest of the masks are also for combination skin and vary in price.




If you have sensitive skin: Look for a clay mask with natural ingredients to ensure no bad side effects will occur. Purifying clay masks and hypoallergenic ones are good choices, because they will cleanse your face and be gentle on your skin at the same time. Below are three masks suitable for sensitive skin, and ranging in price to ensure you find what you are looking for without breaking the bank.




If you have rosacea: Don’t just pick up any product, be sure to look for one which helps reduce redness and can be used for sensitive skin. Another good tip when choosing a mask is to stop by a beauty counter and ask for samples. That way you can try out the product and make sure it will not have negative effect on your skin. The clay masks below are specifically made for rosacea and sensitive skin and range in price. “Keep the peace” by Philosophy has awesome reviews and you can trust in the brand.




If you are prone to acne: look for a clay mask that specifically says for acne treatment, or a clarifying one which helps reduce scarring. One ingredient you might want to look for is lemon, since it has healing properties and helps remove impurities. The masks below are meant for acne prone skin and range in price to fit your budget.



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