People around the world are catching on to the amazing benefits of clay masks, but if you’re just grabbing one off the shelf at Target, you’re missing out on the most effective combo since PB and jelly.
Clay masks are fantastic for your skin. They absorb the oil that’s causing your breakouts (and that lovely smear on your phone after hanging up); get rid of dirt, toxins, and dead skin cells; and are full of minerals and nutrients. One of the best things about a clay mask is that they work with literally any face type too, because through what we can only assume is magic (okay, it’s science), they manage to both soak up excess oil and moisturize your face at the same time.
The type of clay you find in your mask matters, too. We use four different kinds in our clay masks, each with it’s own special superpower:
- Calcium Bentonite Clay - The best clay for soaking up oil because of its ability to absorb excess sebum. But the most amazing thing about Bentonite clay is that it has electric properties that act like a magnet to draw out impurities, bacteria, fungus, and toxins from your skin.
- China White Cosmetics Clay - Also called Kaolin Clay, it’s great for sensitive skin and does a great job at exfoliation.
- Multani Mitti (Fuller’s Earth) Powder - Another great oil absorbing clay; also boosts your circulation and helps even out skin tone.
- Moroccan Rhassoul Clay - An ancient clay mined from Morocco that’s jam-packed with tons of minerals and also draws out toxins and oil.
But what about matcha? Well friends, there’s a reason we named our company Matcha Obsessed. We can’t get over all the amazing benefits of matcha for the skin. Matcha is anti-inflammatory, which means that it reduces redness and acne, rejuvenates skin to transform your complexion, and treats oily skin.
But you know what else matcha does? Helps protect you from skin cancer and aging. That’s right. Matcha tea contains catechins that fight against the free radicals in your skin that cause cancer. That’s something clay can’t do. And the antioxidant properties of matcha also tighten your skin to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give your face that beautiful healthy glow we’re all after.
It also helps to balance hormones and fights bacteria, so your skin is not only beautiful, but healthy too, especially if you’re dealing with a skin condition like rosacea. And matcha, specifically, does this better than any other kind of tea - it has the highest antioxidant ratings of any other tea.
These amazing benefits that are found only in matcha tea are well-studied and documented in the scientific community, proving that if you’re not using a clay mask that includes matcha, you’re missing out on some serious skin benefits.