Using a mask as a part of a regular skincare can be one of the most important steps. A clay mask especially has the benefit of being able to draw out those impurities from your clogged pores. If you use these after you have done a steam treatment to open the pores, you will get the best benefit.
When it comes to clay masks, they all serve similar functions. Where they will differ is in some of the benefits of the masks, and in which skin type each mask is appropriate for using it on. For this post, I’m going to share the top 5 clay masks for blackheads and their different benefits.
5 Types of Clay Mask for Blackheads
French Green Clay
This is a lightly textures green clay that comes from Montana, Wyoming, and even China. The green color actually comes from the iron oxide in it. It’s very rich in minerals such as copper, manganese, zinc, calcium, and phosphorous. It’s actually a mask that is the one that is the top choice for those looking to detoxify for the skin. However, for the purpose of removing blackheads it has some clear benefits.
Any product that detoxifies will aid in drawing out those impurities from your pores. But It is its clarifying properties that we are interested in. This particular mask is an astringent, meaning that it will tighten those pores, something that’s important for those with blackheads and oily skin. It’s also highly absorbent, so it’s going to be an excellent choice if you’ve got very oil skin.
Anyone with oily to normal skin can use this one without any trouble, really. But if your skin tends to dry easily from these sorts of treatments, I would steer clear of it. It is an anti-inflammatory, so it will reduce any swelling or irritation you might have. It’s known for its healing properties, so if your blemishes are at all irritated this one might work for you. Normally this one would be mixed with mineral water, aloe or fruit juice for best results.
Moroccan Red Clay
This is a clay that hails from Morocco. There is a similar product from a nearby area called Moroccan rhassoul clay. People often use the words interchangeably but they are very different. They are from nearby areas, and share some similar properties. When it comes to clearing blackheads, the clear winner is the Moroccan Red Clay.
This clay’s red color comes from being rich is iron, which is said to be very good for those with oily skin. It will reduce redness and irritation, as well as any swelling that you might have from blackheads. It is another good choice for a clay with healing properties if you have any skin damage. It’s a popular choice among those that have rough textured skin, as it tends to help give it a smoother appearance.
The difference between this clay and the French green is that it also serve to balance the pH levels in your skin, which will help reduce any future breakouts. If you’ve got any dead dry skin hanging around, this mask will help remove it for you. It is an excellent astringent as well, so it’ll help tighten those pores once it has done its work. If you have eczema or your skin is at all sensitive, this is going to be a good one to use as it helps treat those skin issues as well. This is a very good thing for those with blackheads, as finding a treatment that won’t irritate your skin can be problematic at best.
If you are suffering from adult acne, this one will be your best friend. You ladies out there will love it, and honestly it’s the one I use at the moment. It’s known to be excellent at tightening your skin after using it. Can’t beat that! Before you get excited, I will warn you that I said at the beginning this product is very good at removing oil from the skin. It’s going to be a product best for oily skin types, normal skin types as well in a pinch. I have combination skin and it works if I don’t use it too often. Dry skin types should not use those one as it will be too drying.
Finally, a clay that’s suitable for all skin types! Dry skin is often the one that gets left out when it comes to treating any blackhead issues you might have. This particular clay is from Wyoming and contains volcanic ash. There’s another version of it from India that is darker, and that one has more iron in it. Some prefer that one since it is better at controlling oil. How easy each one is to obtain may depend on where you live. Each of them work in very similar ways. It is another clay that detoxifies the skin, so it’ll help unclog the pores. It will help control the oil, but without drying your skin out. So no matter your skin type, you’ll get use out of it. It does tighten the pores too.
This clay is very good at healing the skin. If you have problems with scarring from your blackheads, or any other blemishes, this one is a great option. It reduces scars by lightening their red appearance. Because of these properties, it’s good at evening skin tone. If you’ve had issues with deep blackheads, this is an excellent mask to use.
Kaolin White Clay
This one is a low iron clay, so it’s going to be suitable for those with extremely sensitive skin. It does help reduce the product of oil, and help clear out pores. This is another good one to use if you’ve got deep blackheads, or if you have larger pores. As with the other masks, it’ll help remove any excess dead skin. It’ll help reduce any minor swelling issues you might have. It promotes blood circulation in the skin, which aids in helping your skin heal faster.
For those with sensitive skin that need help healing damage from scars, or deep blackheads, this is a very good mask to use.
Dead Sea Clay
Admittedly this Mediterranean clay isn’t for everyone, as those with oily skin with find it entirely too enriching for their skin type. However, it is very high in minerals which classifies it as a clay mask that will detoxify your skin and help unclog your pores. It helps reduce acne scars if your blackheads have caused problems for you in the past. If you have dry to normal skin with black issues, this is an excellent choice of mask to use.
Which clay mask is the best for you?
That’s it. The top 5 clay mask you should try to remove blackheads from your nose. If you do plan to try all of them, I would suggest you try it out one at a time to see maximum effect of that clay mask. Hope you’ve found this post useful.