Since ancient times, people already know the healing properties of the natural component - red clay. This natural material includes various nutrients, minerals and trace elements. The red color of the clay gives it the oxide of copper and iron. Sometimes you can find clay purple hue. This is because some types of material contain manganese. According to general characteristics, purple clay is an analogue of red. What are the beneficial properties of red clay? How and for what purpose is it used? Let's look for answers to these questions.
The composition of the material
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 with a stock of certain 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%). This composition helps to maintain the skin in perfect condition, which is the main reason for its use in cosmetic purposes.
The beneficial properties of red clay have been known for a very long time. Among the main ones are the following:
- improvement of blood circulation;
- skin rejuvenation and oxygenation;
- improving the overall condition of the skin by giving them freshness and elasticity;
- fight against various inflammatory processes;
- recovery of iron deficiency;
- pore cleansing;
- reduction of allergic reactions;
- decreased sweating.
Scope of application
The use of the component is effective in the treatment of various diseases of the cardiovascular system, varicose veins, diseases of the nervous and endocrine systems, pain in the joints. Red clay has found wide application in cosmetology, especially when caring for the skin of a person prone to allergic manifestations. Also, it is great for sensitive skin. The material perfectly enriches with oxygen the deepest layers of the integument, which contributes to a better blood supply. Due to this property, red clay is successfully used to care for fading and tired dermis.
The natural component is often used for the treatment of hyperemia - with increased filling of blood vessels, excessive facial redness and acne. The positive effect of clay as a cleansing agent on the skin surface is noted, as it actively removes all the dirt from the pores.
In addition to facial product is used for hair care. This is especially true of the scalp, prone to excessive sweating, due to which there is a weakening of the hair follicle and its loss. The tool helps to normalize the blood circulation of the skin in the area. It is also used as a preventive measure against hair loss after perm 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 plastic or porcelain container. To improve the consistency of the mixture, add a little olive oil. Before applying the mask, the skin is pre-cleaned. The exposure time should not exceed 10 minutes. Upon completion of the procedure, the clay is washed off with water. In that case, if there are remnants of the mask on the face, use a soft sponge for the face to remove it. Additional creams and care products are not required, because red clay not only cleans the surface of the skin, but also nourishes them.
To make a soothing mask, red clay is mixed, cream (you can replace them with milk) in a 1: 1 ratio. To this mixture add a few teaspoons of aloe juice. Mask is kept for 10-15 minutes.
When creating a nourishing face mask, red clay is diluted with cold cream, egg white and mixed thoroughly. 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.
With the use of the material, it is possible to prepare an excellent smoothing mask. To do this, red clay is mixed with white and diluted with herbal decoction. Glycerin and some lemon juice are added to the mixture. Exposure time - 10-15 minutes. After the procedure, the face is rinsed with herbal decoction.
Red clay wraps
To tighten the figure and get rid of cellulite helps wrapping clay. As ingredients are used:
Of the above components make a mushy mixture, which is then applied to problem areas of the body. Then the areas with the mixture are wrapped with plastic wrap and wrapped with a thick towel. The procedure time is at least 40 minutes. After that, the gruel is washed off with warm water.
Another well-known and effective way to make a wrap clay: combine several art. tablespoons of vinegar, 3 tbsp. spoons of material and a pinch of cinnamon. With the last component should not be too zealous, because it can cause burning skin and allergic reactions. The prepared components are applied on the buttocks and problem areas of the legs. After that, the body is wrapped with a thick towel for 30 minutes.
Red clay: reviews
The representatives of the fair sex, who had time to evaluate the cosmetic properties of red clay, noted the positive effect of cleansing the skin. 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, noticeably tightens, tones the facial skin, making them more healthy, and copes with inflammatory processes.
As the main drawbacks, it was noted that the mask is poorly washed off with plain water if it is held on the face for more than 10 minutes. According to reviews, not everyone was able to achieve in the preparation of cosmetics homogeneous and thick mixture consistency, because of which the application of the mass on the face was difficult.