The Benefits of Using a Volcanic Clay Mask and How to Make Your Own

The Benefits of Using a Volcanic Clay Mask and How to Make Your Own
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Have you ever used a volcanic clay mask? If not, you’re missing out! Volcanic clay masks offer a variety of benefits, including reducing redness and inflammation, removing toxins, and improving skin elasticity. Plus, they’re easy to make at home! In this post, we’ll outline the benefits of using a volcanic clay mask and give you a recipe so you can start enjoying the benefits yourself. Keep reading to learn more!

Volcanic clay is a type of bentonite clay that is formed from the volcanic ash. Hot lava fragments from volcanic eruptions were broken down over eons, leaving behind this unique clay that is rich in minerals. Volcanic clay is unique because it has a high negative electrical charge, which allows it to attract and bind to toxins and impurities on the skin. This makes it an excellent detoxifying agent and helps to remove impurities from the skin.

In addition to its detoxifying properties, volcanic clay also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This makes it an excellent choice for those with acne-prone skin, as it can help to reduce redness and inflammation. It’s also helpful for those with eczema or psoriasis, as it can help to soothe the skin and reduce irritation.

The volcanic clay mask is ideal for those with oily skin or blemish-prone skin as it can help to control sebum production and reduce the appearance of clogged pores or overly visible pores. Volcanic clay is also rich in minerals and can help to soothe and nourish the skin.

In addition, it can act as a powerful exfoliator to remove dead skin cells and promote the growth of new, healthy skin cells. The iron oxides in the clay can also help to boost circulation and promote a healthy glow.

utama spice clay in packaging

Instructions on how to make a volcanic clay mask

You will need the following:

Ingredient List

-1/2 cup of volcanic clay powder

-1/4 cup of water

-1 tablespoon of honey (optional)

-1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (optional)

You can use rosewater in place of the water of course for an added touch and bonus of potentially healing essential oils.

First, mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl until you have a smooth paste. You don’t want it too dry or too runny. Take a minute and find that perfect texture by adding just a bit of the clay and a tiny bit of water and stirring with a chopstick or other instrument.

How to apply the clay mask

Apply the mask to your cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. Try not to let it dry out completely, as this can irritate your skin. Rinse off the mask with warm water and follow up with a cool water rinse, pat your skin dry and then use your favorite moisturizer.

Obviously, you want to avoid the lip areas, nostrils and eye areas. If you do get the clay in your eyes, it will most likely just sting a bit so no worries! Just make sure to avoid those areas when applying the clay mask to your entire face.

How to use volcanic pore clay mask

Volcanic clay is great for detoxifying and cleansing the skin, but it’s important to use it in moderation as it can be drying. We suggest using it once a week or every other week. You can store any leftover clay in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dark place for up to a year or more. The key is to not let it get exposed to oxygen, light or high humidity.

Special Additives you can consider in your clay mask

There are people who will like to add other ingredients in combination with the clay mask depending on their needs. For example, if you have acne-prone skin, you might want to consider adding some tea tree oil to the mask as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. You could also add some lemon juice to help brighten the skin.

Various kinds of natural things can be mixed in like oils and butters to create a more luxurious experience. You can add mashed avocado for an extra dose of hydration, or add some ground oatmeal for its soothing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Some skin professionals even talk about making your beauty products do more for you by using super volcanic pore clay like that from Utama Spice and then adding antioxidants, astringents, nut powders, camellia sinensis leaf extract and things like lactic acid or xanthan gum to make a more professional and potentially stable product that you can make and store for multiple uses.

How Long should I leave it On?

You definitely need to leave the mask on long enough to penetrate deep into your pores so it exfoliates completely and prevents the secretion of excess sebum. You want it to absorb excess oil, but you don’t want to overdo it and leave it on until it’s completely dry because that can irritate your skin. Try to find a happy medium, around 15-20 minutes is good.

You can also make a spot treatment by mixing the volcanic clay with water and applying it only to problem areas. This is great for pimples, blackheads, and whiteheads. Volcanic clay is a great natural way to detoxify and cleanse your skin. It’s important to use it in moderation, as it can be drying, but it’s worth it for the benefits you’ll see in your skin.

Rinsing the Mask off

You want to use lukewarm water when rinsing the clay mask off your face. Avoid using hot water as it can dry out your skin. Use your fingertips in a gentle circular motion to rub the clay off before rinsing with lukewarm water or even cool water to finish.

You can also use a washcloth to help remove the clay mask if you find that it’s difficult to get all of the clay off with just your hands and water. Be sure to rinse the cloth out thoroughly between uses to avoid re-applying the clay mask to your entire face.

Once you’ve rinsed off the clay mask, pat your skin dry with a clean towel and apply your favorite moisturizer. Your skin will feel dry, but soft, smooth, and refreshed.

young asian woman applies clay mask

What is the best clay mask?

There are many different types of clay masks on the market, but not all of them are created equal. When choosing a clay mask, you want to make sure it’s made with natural ingredients and that it’s suitable for your skin type.

If you have sensitive skin, you can add aloe vera or chamomile to help soothe and calm the skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, make a clay mask that contains tea tree oil or lemon juice as these ingredients can help to control excess oil and keep blemishes at bay.

Many people have tried the innisfree mask and realize that the Utama Spice product is much better than the innisfree volcanic clay mask, because the clay mask by Utama Spice is a great option for all skin types and skin texture as it contains bentonite clay, which is known for its detoxifying and cleansing properties. In addition, the product is high quality and sourced directly from Indonesian volcanoes. Also, the price point is much better. All things considered, purchasing pure volcanic clay from the source for your clay mask is superior.

It is also important to mention that some companies add things to their clay that is not safe for the skin or are unnatural, therefore their impact is unknown. These are substances likes aluminum hydroxide, zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, which are often used as a sunscreen.

It is always best to buy products that are organic, natural, and from a company you trust to avoid any skin irritations or reactions.

Better than Store Bought Masks

A clay mask is superior to a sheet mask because it can be customized for your specific skin type and concerns, it’s more affordable, and you can be sure it’s all natural, contains no harmful chemicals and the clay will penetrate deeper and cover the entire area of the skin. These are reasons why ready made sheet masks are a poor choice and often very expensive!

How often should I use a clay mask?

If the question is “how many times a week should I use a volcanic clay mask”, then our advice to a beginner is no more than once a week. Try it out first and get used to how it feels and the results its produces.

However, you can use a clay mask once or twice a week, depending on your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, start with once a week and increase to twice a week if you find your skin can handle it.

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can use it up to three times a week. Just be sure to moisturize afterwards as they can be drying.

In Conclusion

A clay mask is a great way to detoxify and cleanse your skin. It can be used once or twice a week, depending on your skin type, and will leave your skin feeling soft, smooth, and refreshed. There are many different types of clay masks on the market, but not all of them are created equal. When choosing a clay mask, you want to make sure it’s made with natural ingredients and that it’s suitable for your skin type.

Masks can also help improve circulation and reduce inflammation. You can make your own volcanic clay mask at home with a few simple ingredients. If you’ve never tried a volcanic clay mask before, we highly recommend giving one a try. Utama Spice has some of the best-quality volcanic clays on the market, and our masks are made with only natural ingredients. Visit our website to learn more about our products and how to order yours today.

24 thoughts on “The Benefits of Using a Volcanic Clay Mask and How to Make Your Own

  1. Penny LeBaron says:

    I have not used a volcanic mask but whenever I use a natural product that removes toxins, I am always how amazed at how much better I feel.

  2. TAH says:

    Thanks for sharing the instructions for a homemade clay mask. I know it’s less expensive than the single packet clay masks you can get at the store..

  3. Candace Bond says:

    I have used a mask like this before and it was too drying for my dry skin. It would be great for those that have normal to oily skin, IMO

  4. Julie Barrett says:

    I haven’t even heard of a volcanic clay mask before until reading this post! This is a totally new concept to me so thanks for the info. I never would have imagined that volcanic clay could be good for your skin. So incredible! And so cool that ancient ingredients in the clay from centuries past can be used today! I have acne-prone and sensitive skin so this sounds like something I should definitely try!

  5. Muhammad Usman says:

    I am going to be completely honest, Just last week I had to use a black mask and after peeling it off it left red marks sort of thing around my eye and cheeks. I do not recommend you using that. I have no idea what all those chemicals meant and what caused it. But this week I tried using Utama Spice Instruction on the Volcanic Clay Mask. Woooweee!!!
    It is completely different. I did leave it for 20-25 minutes, I think 15 minutes was enough, but all the oily skin disappeared leaving my skin smooth. I highly recommend this Volcanic Clay Mask. And do note wash your face thoroughly after removing the mask. I’ve had smooth skin all night and itI seriously just felt great.
    Its worth it. Do try it once. Your opinion on this will completely change. Trust me on this one

  6. Nigel Soper says:

    Interesting – some of us wash mud off our faces rather than purposely put it on. Isn’t volcanic dust sharp?

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