I just love masking. It’s therapeutic and helps treat my skin concerns. I usually love making a cup of tea, picking up one of my favorite masks and just having a moment just for me. Certainly, Clay mask for face is one of my favorite types of mask. Why? Well, clay is renowned for it’s healing and has been used for it’s therapeutic benefits for thousands of years.


Above all, clay masks produce excess heat which increases blood circulation allowing wastes and other toxins to be drawn out while reabsorbing minerals into your skin. There are five main types of therapeutic clay mask for the face: red, green, pink, white and yellow. So, the different colors indicate the mineral content, plant matter and the depths from which they were made from.


But, what clay mask for face is best for your skin type? Below is your cheat sheet for you to reference.



Red Clay: Very absorbing and is best for oily/acneic skin types

Green Clay: Is for normal/combination/ oily skin. It’s exfoliating and tightens the pores

Pink Clay: A combination of red and white and is used mostly for dry/sensitive skin

White Clay: The gentlest and best suited to mature/dry/sensitive skin

Yellow Clay: Is absorbent and exfoliating and is best suited to mature/sensitive skin


I’ve linked a few of my favorite clay mask for face below:


Biossance – Squalane + Tea Tree Detox Mask • $39
OLEHENRIKSEN – Cold Plunge Pore Mask • Ole Henriksen • $38
Pore Cleansing Clay Mask • Erno Laszlo • $48
Dr. Barbara Sturm Face Mask • $120
Tata Harper Purifying Mask • Tata Harper • $72
Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask • $28
Red Algae Mask • Osea • $48

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