2 Ingredients For The Perfect Facial Cleansing Mask

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Our overall health and vitality is greatly impacted by our ability to eliminate waste. The more bogged down we are with impurities the less energetic we feel and the less efficient are all the systems in the body. The same is true for our skin. Here are a few ingredients that will support your skin’s inbuilt purifying and rejuvenating abilities. All you need to do is check if your deep pore facial cleansing mask has them.

White Clay (Kaolin)

The use of kaolin clay originated from the Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and the Chinese.

The compound, montmorillonite found in kaolin clay has proven beneficial in eliminating oils and toxins from the skin. Kaolin is chemical free and contains very therapeutic essential nutrients and phytonutrients. Because of these properties, Kaolin has been used to help purify, nourish, soothe and heal different skin types.

Some of its benefits include-

1.Enhances blood circulation

Kaolin clay is effective in improving circulation of blood to your skin, as well as elimination of wastes and toxins. When used as a facial mask, kaolin clay can detoxify the skin.

2.Good for dry and oily skin
Skin experts recommend kaolin clay for both dry and oily skin. It is one of the best skin care treatment to help reduce production of sebum. Kaolin clay also helps in mineralizing the dry areas of the skin for smooth skin.

Neem (Azadirachta Indica)

For thousands of year, the beneficial properties of Neem, member of the Mahogany family, has been recognized in the Indian tradition. Each part of the neem tree has some medicinal property.

1.Protects Skin And Fights Ageing:

Neem contains high level of antioxidants which protect the skin from environmental damage.

Neem oil is high in essential fatty acids and Vitamins. It gets easily absorbed by the skin and rejuvenates it and improves its elasticity. With regular use, neem also smoothens wrinkles and fine lines thus fights the signs of aging.

2.Fights Acne:

Neem oil is ideal for acne prone skin because it clears up pimples and removes bacteria that cause break outs. It also helps to reduce redness and inflammation. The high fatty acid content in neem oil prevents and treats scar that occurs because of acne and is non-comedogenic.When used as a face mask it helps remove impurities and tightens the pores.

3.Fights Fungal Infections:

Neem is one of the most powerful anti-fungal agents available in nature. The two compounds from the leaves of the neem responsible for this are the Gedunin and Nimbidol. These compounds destroy the fungi that cause infection. Tests have proven that neem oil is effective on 14 different cultures of fungi.

 

Reference:

http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/amazing-benefits-of-neem-oil-for-skin-and-hair/

http://www.infinityfoundation.com/mandala/t_es/t_es_agraw_neem.htm

Picture credits

Kaolin Clay- www.windypointsoap.com

neem- https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/

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