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Benefits of Kaolin Clay: For a Brighter and Clearer Skin

Benefits of Kaolin Clay: For a Brighter and Clearer Skin

Way before chemical peels and K-beauty sheet masks were introduced to the skincare industry, clay masks were there to take care of all skin-related concerns. From healing acne breakouts to controlling excess oil: clay masks were what most people looked up to.

And isn't it just so satisfying to apply a cold-creamy textured mask on your face, to just relax, wait for it dry and the excitement to unlock freshness afterward?

The best part of clay is that you can have several choices, each suited to the specific skin type. If you are looking for something that is natural and can serve multiple skincare purposes then Kaolin clay should be your go-to solution. This all-natural ingredient clay is packed with essential minerals that can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator, and even mask.

Let’s give you a detailed introduction and benefits of Kaolin Clay.

What is Kaolin Clay?

Commonly known as China clay, Kaolin Clay is considered to be one of the gentlest facial clays. It comes in different colors: white, pink, green or brown. But the whiter the color of the clay, the better its quality is. 

It has a neutral pH. Compared to other clays, like bentonite clay, this clay does not make the skin dry. It does not have drying effects on the skin. It serves as a boon for those with dry, sensitive skin and mature skin. 

Benefits of Kaolin Clay on the skin:

Controls extra oil: Our skin needs natural oils to keep it supple and moisturized, but excess oil can make the skin look greasy and can invite breakouts. Clays, in general, are known to absorb oil from your skin. Kaolin clay is one of the mildest clays that absorbs the excess oil from your skin without stripping the natural oils to cause dryness.

Natural facial cleanser: It has cleansing properties, and can be used as a mild yet effective facial cleanser. It does not foam up and gently sloughs away the dull dead skin, absorbs impurities from the pores, removes dirt, and leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft. 

Detoxes and exfoliates: It is natural for the pores to get clogged with bacteria, dead skin cells, and sebum. Kaolin clay can clean the traces of all these including day's dirt, pollution, and grime. It detoxifies your skin and minimizes the appearance of the large pores, all without causing any redness or irritation. 

Skin Soother: As mentioned earlier, Kaolin clay is gentle and mild. It has skin-soothing properties that can calm your irritated skin (caused by skin rash or insect bite), inflamed skin, or redness of the skin.

Fights Acne: Since it gets rid of the impurities that clog your pores, it keeps acne and breakouts at bay. In a gentle, non-irritating, and non-drying way, this clay removes all the acne-causing impurities from your skin. 

Even skin tone: Kaolin clay stimulates your skin cells. It can even out your skin tone and also brighten it. However, you will need to use it for a long time to see any noticeable difference. 

Other benefits of kaolin clay are: It can be used as a teeth whitener, as a deodorant, and also as a natural shampoo. 

Can Kaolin Clay be used regularly?

It is a common belief that clay can make your skin dry. However, kaolin clay doesn't dry out your skin. One of the benefits of Kaolin clay is that it maintains the natural pH level of your skin. If you have oily and acne-prone skin, you can definitely use kaolin clay regularly. But to also keep your skin hydrated, don't miss out on a moisturizer. However, if you have a dry skin type, you should use Kaolin clay only once or twice a week.