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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.



How to prevent and treat bacne

Bacne or Backne is acne that appears on your back, this post is about how to prevent it and get rid of it if you already have it.

Most often bacne happens because of a moist environment, that’s why showering after vigorous activity is a daily ritual you must do to heal and prevent it. Here are a few steps you can follow to get rid of bacne and make sure it doesn’t return.

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get rid of bacne

-make it a daily habit to wash your back with soap and water to prevent new bacne.
-use a bodywash specially formulated for acne. Some are gentle enough to be used daily.

Here’s a couple ones I like, Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, Pink Grapefruit ($7.99 at drugstores) , Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash($17.99 pack of three amazon.com).

– Perspiration is the perfect aid in bacne showing up, battle it by showering after any physical activity.
-exfoliate with an abrasive sponge or loofah once a week to get rid of any dead layers of skin or dirt/ bacteria within your pores.
-if you have a severe case of bacne consult your dermatologist to get a prescription with benzoyl peroxide in it.

-don’t pick or pop zits as this will cause the spread of bacne causing bacteria and sometimes scarring.
-avoid eating too much grease since the oil attracts germ causing bacteria to infect your pores and cause acne.
-moisturize with an oil-free lotion such as Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer ($6.49 at drugstores).
There’s a few tips to follow and products you can purchase. You can test various products and see which work best for you.

Two homemade recipes to clear up bacne naturally.

Just a couple natural options you can try and see which work best!

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Squeeze one grapefruit into a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt.

Massage into the affected areas, then pat dry.

Use this as a scrub once a week to get rid of acne-causing bacteria.

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Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Use cotton or a q-tip to soak up some juice and apply it over the affected area.Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. If you feel the lemon solution is too strong dilute it with water or leave it on for ten minutes rather than overnight.
There’s no excuses now, all you have to do is remember the number one rule; good hygiene will keep bacne at bay.