6 Amazing Beauty Benefits of Cambrian Blue Clay Masks
Found in the likes of caves and lakes, clay has been used for centuries in cosmetics and with pretty damn good reason.
An effective clay mask can draw out impurities and brighten even the most tired and dull looking complexions.
Working a 9-5 and looking like a goddess is no mean feat, we get it. But a good clay mask used regularly can go a long way in providing you with a refreshed and clear overall appearance.
With the world at a bit of a standstill at the moment, we all have a little more time on our hands to focus on self-care and give ourselves a well-deserved pamper. After a 15-minute rendezvous with a Cambrian blue clay mask, your skin will feel firm, fresh and fabulous.
So, dust off your scrunchie, cleanse that beautiful face of yours and cut some cucumber slices. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of what all the fuss is all about…
What is Cambrian blue clay and where does it come from?
Cambrian blue clay was derived from Siberian lakes during the Cambrian period (which dates back as far as 541 million years ago!). This makes it one of the oldest and rarest cosmetic clays in the world, which in itself is rather special.
It gains its distinctive blue hue from the algae and minerals that it contains, which help with a multitude of skin irritants. This rare, mineral rich clay is super detoxifying and absorbent, acting like a sponge soaking up unwanted dirt and oil from your skins surface as it dries.
Here we’ve put six of the best benefits you can get from using Cambrian blue clay in your skin routine:
- It balances and evens out the skin
Perfect for taking care of oily, combination and problem skin, Cambrian blue clay can regulate sebum secretion without stripping the skin of its essential moisture.
Through absorbing excess oils from your pores and skin surface, face masks containing Cambrian clay will leave your skin looking both clear and refreshed but also remain soft and hydrated.
- It is packed full of minerals
Silicon, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, zinc – you name it, Cambrian clay has got it. This eclectic mineral mix is marvellous for your skin as it can help maintain elasticity as well as encourage surface skin cell renewal.
Zinc in particular is highly effective for acne sufferers, as it is both an antioxidant and can control the production of oil in the skin. It helps to balance out the hormones that create acne and reduce the number of blemishes that appear on the skins surface.
Not only this, but minerals such as magnesium and calcium are main players when it comes to helping with skin elasticity and firmness, meaning that after you apply a Cambrian clay mask your skin should feel a lot plumper and tauter than before.
I mean, I don’t know about you but hearing all of these benefits is making us want to go swim in that Siberian lake!
- It has healing properties
With both anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, Cambrian clay can be used to treat mild skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and psoriasis.
Its ability to soothe and calm irritated or aggravated skin is second to none. It’s natural healing properties help to reduce the appearance of blemishes, redness and flakiness and ensure skin remains looking healthy and youthful.
- It cleanses and detoxifies skin
Cambrian blue clay can penetrate deeply into your pores to draw out dirt, bacteria and excess oil. These unwanted germs build up on the surface of your skin and without a deep clean can lead to breakouts further down the line.
Cambrian clay is both cleansing and detoxifying which means it can combat a dull complexion and simultaneously prevent blackheads, blemishes and clogged pores from occurring.
- It’s a natural exfoliant
Some exfoliants can be really harsh on the skin leaving your face red, sore and a little bit raw post-
scrub. With a Cambrian blue clay mask, the finely ground particles act as gentle abrasive which can effectively exfoliate the skin without causing any damage.
Gently apply a thin layer to your face and neck with your fingers or an applicator, ensuring to rub it lightly on your problem areas. Leave for 10-15 minutes and once you wash it off, say bye-bye to those dead skin cells on your skins surface.
And as an added bonus, unlike other exfoliators, you won’t look like you’ve just used sandpaper to shed a layer of your skin.
- It brightens your skin and fades fine lines
If your complexion is looking kind of dull these days and those fine lines are starting to show, then a Cambrian blue clay mask is for you.
With a high saline content like other dead sea clays, Cambrian blue clay has excellent anti-wrinkle properties and can really nourish the skin with its high concentration of vitamins and minerals. Using a mask twice a week will give you a brighter glow and have even your closest of friends asking you -‘Where did you get your facial done?’
Our new Cambrian clay mask
After hearing all of the amazing benefits of using a Cambrian blue clay mask, you’ll surely at least want to try one out for yourself.
Our new Silver Chitoderm Cambrian blue clay mask cleanses and detoxifies skin, reduces pores, stimulates the growth of new skin cells, promotes collagen development and leaves skin both soft and glowing.
With an added generous dose of our ‘Formula 47’, this mask can help reduce several skin conditions. Struggling with breakouts? Desperate to fade redness and reduce inflammation? Treat your skin to a little TLC from us and you won’t regret it.
Notoriously known for being gentle on the skin and not too drying, clay masks are tough on oil but mild on skin.
They’re the perfect treatment for those with normal to oily skin, and for those with dry or combination – try a thin layer for 10 minutes followed by one of our serums. This will be just enough time to draw out all the impurities but keep your skin supple and tagging on a serum at the end will ensure you lock in your skin’s moisture and give it a hit of active ingredients.
We recommend using our Silver Chitoderm Cambrian blue clay mask 2-3 times a week if you have oily skin and 1-2 times a week for everyone else.
There really is nothing quite like pampering yourself with a good face mask. It’s an experience that rivals the spa and since we can’t attend one right now, why not try replicate the experience at home?