People have already known the healing properties of the natural component - red clay - since ancient times. This natural material includes various nutrients, minerals and trace elements. The red color of the clay is attached to the copper and iron oxide contained therein. Sometimes you can find clays of a purple hue. This is because some types of material contain manganese. By common characteristics, purple clay is analogous to red. What are the useful properties of red clay? How and for what purpose is it used? Let's look for answers to these questions.
In addition to iron oxide and copper, this natural component contains salts of mineral origin, magnesium and aluminum silicates. Red clay helps to replenish the human body stock of some minerals that it loses over time. Among them are the following: calcium (2.24% of the total composition), magnesium (25%), silicon (58%), aluminum (2.47%). Such a composition helps maintain the skin in an ideal condition, which is why it is the main reason for its use for cosmetic purposes.
Useful properties of red clay have been known for a long time. Among the main ones are the following:
- improvement of blood circulation;
- rejuvenation of the skin and saturation of their oxygen;
- improvement of the general condition of the skin by giving them freshness and elasticity;
- fighting various inflammatory processes;
- restoration of iron deficiency;
- purification of pores;
- reduction of allergic reactions;
- decreased sweating.
Scope of application
The use of the component is effective in the treatment of all kinds of diseases of the cardiovascular system, varicose veins, diseases of the nervous and endocrine systems, pain in the joints. Widely used red clay found in cosmetology, especially when caring for the face, prone to allergic manifestations. Also, it is great for sensitive skin. The material perfectly enriches the deepest layers of oxygen with oxygen, which contributes to better blood supply. Thanks to this property, red clay is successfully used to care for a fading and tired dermis.
The natural component is often used to treat hyperemia - with increased blood filling of blood vessels, excessive red face and acne. The positive effect of clay as a cleanser of the skin surface is noted, as it actively removes all dirt from the pores.
In addition to face care, the product is used for hair care. Especially it concerns a head skin, prone to excessive allocation of sweat, because of which there is a weakening of the onion of the hair and its loss. The agent helps to normalize the blood circulation in the area under consideration. It is also used as a prophylaxis against hair loss after a chemical wave and dyeing.
Red clay for face
To create a mask, red clay is usually purchased in a pharmacy in the form of sachets of powder. The latter is diluted with a small amount of water in a container of plastic or porcelain. To improve the consistency of the mixture, add a little olive oil. Before applying the mask, the skin is pre-cleaned. Exposure time should not exceed 10 minutes. At the end of the procedure, the clay is washed off the face with water. In the event that on the face there are the remains of a mask, for its removal apply a soft sponge for the face. Additional creams and care products are not required, because red clay not only cleans the skin surface well, but also nourishes them.
To prepare a soothing mask mix red clay, cream (you can replace them with milk) in a 1: 1 ratio. To this mixture, add a few teaspoons of aloe juice. The mask is kept for 10-15 minutes.
When creating a face mask for the face, red clay is bred with cold cream, egg whites and thoroughly mixed. The resulting mixture can be applied to the face and neck for 15 minutes. It is also good to add a small amount of honey to the mixture.
Using the material, you can prepare an excellent smoothing mask. For this, the red clay is mixed with white clay and diluted with herbal decoctions. The mixture is injected with glycerin and a little lemon juice. Exposure time - 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, the face is rinsed with herbal decoction.
Wraps with red clay
To tighten the figure and get rid of cellulite helps clay wrap. The ingredients used are:
From the above components make a mushy mixture, which is then applied to the problem areas of the body. Then the sections with the mixture are wrapped with polyethylene film and wrapped in a thick towel. The procedure time is at least 40 minutes. After that, the gruel is washed off with warm water.
Another known and effective way of how to make a clay wrap: connect several st. spoons of grape vinegar, 3 tbsp. spoon material and a pinch of cinnamon. The latter component should not be too zealous, as it can provoke burning sensation of the skin and allergic reactions. The prepared components are applied to the buttocks and problem areas of the legs. After that, the body is wrapped for 30 minutes with a thick towel.
Red clay: reviews
Representatives of the fair sex, who had time to evaluate the cosmetic properties of red clay, noted the positive effect of skin cleansing. In addition, after the mask application procedure, the skin remained soft and smooth for a long time without the use of additional nutrients. Red clay, according to women, significantly tightens, tones the face, making them more healthy, and copes well with the inflammatory processes.
As the main drawbacks it was noted that the mask is poorly washed with ordinary water if it is held on the face for more than 10 minutes. According to reviews, not everyone succeeded in achieving a homogeneous and thick consistency of the mixture when preparing cosmetic products, which made it difficult to apply mass to the face.