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The Benefits of Using a Clay Mask on Oily Skin

March 13, 2018

If you have oily skin, you may think that you have already tried every skin care tip or skin care product out there for addressing the appearance of excess shine. For example, you may have considered looking for the best toner for oily skin and seeing if that could help reduce the appearance of excess shine. Besides that, you may have heard that a certain type of face mask—the clay mask—can help address the look of oily skin. But do you understand why or how they work? Here, Take a look at three clay mask benefits for oily skin and determine if it’s worth adding a clay mask to your skin care routine.

Clay Mask Benefit #1: They Can Help Get Rid of Dead Skin Cell Buildup

When there is excess oil on the surface of your skin, that oil is likely to mix with sweat and makeup, which can clog your pores. Plus, over time, harsh environmental factors like pollution and debris can damage skin, leaving your complexion looking dull and tired. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Detox & Brighten Face Mask is enhanced with charcoal to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and pollution, reduce the look of dull skin, and even out skin tone. Skin will look brighter immediately.

Clay Mask Benefit #2: They Can Help Reduce the Appearance of Excess Shine

Some clays masks, like the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Purify & Mattify Face Mask, can help mattify the look of excess oil. Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, and excess oils build up on the skin, leaving your complexion looking overly oily. This clay mask formula is enhanced with eucalyptus leaf extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils and reduce the look of excess shine. Skin will look less shiny immediately. 

Clay Mask Benefit #3: They Can Help Pores Look Tightened

Taking into account the fact that clay masks can help clear your skin’s surface of excess oil and dirt, there will most likely be less surface buildup in your pores. When pores are clear of debris they don’t have to stretch to accommodate excess oil, sweat, or makeup, so they can appear visibly smaller. The L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Mask Exfoliate & Refining Face Mask is enhanced with red algae extract to help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, and oils, exfoliate dead skin cells, smooth the look of imperfections, and allow skin to breathe. Immediately after use, you’ll notice your skin texture appears refined. Skin texture will appear refined immediately. 

How to Apply and Remove a Clay Mask

Have your clay mask for oily skin of choice in hand and ready to go? Follow these application and removal tips and get to work. 

Step 1: Learn How to Cleanse Your Face the Right Way

Before putting on your clay mask, cleanse your complexion to help remove dirt, oils, and makeup from the surface of your skin. Try using the L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Detox & Brighten CleanserL’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Exfoliate & Refine Cleanser, or L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Purify & Mattify Cleanser, which lift dirt and impurities without drying out skin. 

Step 2: Apply an even layer of face mask

When it comes to using a clay mask, you don’t need to slather your face in a ton of product. A thin, even layer will do!

Step 3: Wait 10-15 minutes

Take this time to sit back and relax! Listen to your favorite tunes while you leave your clay mask on for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse

And you were just starting to get comfortable, right? But now it’s time to take things off! Use lukewarm water to gently rinse off your clay mask in circular motions. 

Step 5: Pat dry

Take a towel and lightly blot your skin until it’s just slightly damp. 

Step 6: Use our best moisturizer for oily skin

Seal the deal by applying a water-based moisturizer for your skin type. The L’Oréal Paris Hydra Genius Daily Liquid Care for Normal/Oily Skin is formulated with hyaluronic acid and aloe vera water to help provide long-lasting hydration with a matte finish.

Step 7: Repeat the process a few times a week

Our line of clay masks should be used three times a week for best results—so go ahead and treat yourself to using one again and again!

Looking to add another spa-like skin care product to your skin care routine? Check out our article, The Benefits of Using a Face Scrub, next.

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