Whether it’s the cold air outside, the ultra-drying A/C you’re likely to find indoors, or your skin’s just prone to it, it feels next to impossible to escape having dry skin from time to time. And it can be so pesky! Dry, flaky skin is never a great look, and many of us spend forever looking for the perfect skincare products to combat these symptoms. Not to worry, we’ve got you! There’s a huge range of moisturising products out there to bring the hydration back to your skin.
While your skin works hard to create the natural oils that prevent dryness, flakiness, and cracking, sometimes it needs a little help to retain that natural hydration – particularly during the dryer seasons! That’s where face masks come in. They have become a cult favourite in the past few years, due to their powerful, yet gentle formulas that work overtime for your dried-out skin.
It’s a common misconception that you have to shy away from clay masks if you have dry skin. In reality, though clay masks are more associated with oily skin, there are also formulas that are great for helping dry skin.
Keep reading to find out our top clay masks that will clear your skin without leaving it feeling stripped!
What Causes Dry Skin?
Most dry skin conditions are relatively mild, but sometimes, it can be itchy, look flaky and bumpy, or even have red patches. Dehydrated skin can even appear dull, rough, and lifeless.
There are a lot of causes for dry skin ranging from the weather, hormones, and natural predisposition. Other causes include:
- Dry air
- Exposure to harsh chemicals in soaps or other skincare products
- Excessively washing the skin
- Unbalanced skin pH
- Skin conditions
The skin naturally produces an oil called sebum, and it’s necessary for keeping your skin hydrated and protected. But, if your skin doesn’t produce enough of it, or it’s leached away by an external factor, it can leave your skin feeling and looking dry. These masks have properties that clear your skin’s impurities without stripping it from its natural oils!
The 5 Best Clay Masks For Dry Skin
1. Australian Pink Clay Porefining Mask | Sand and Sky
Our Australian Pink Clay Porefining Face Mask has won multiple beauty awards and gained a strong cult following across the world… and for a good reason too! Try this one out and you’ll know why we – and so many others – are in love with this formula.
Deeply detoxifying get extra-gentle on your skin, the Porefining Mask is suitable for all skin types and is extremely easy to use. While Australian Pink Clay works hard to pull all the pollutants, dead skin, and oil buildup out from your pores, the formula is also enriched with lightweight Macademia Oil to keep your skin supple and nourished after use. The perfect balance!
Ps. Plus, it’s the perfect mask for that cute #selfcare photo you’re going to post to Instagram.
2. Goddess Skin Clay Mask | Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury is a makeup mogul that creates industry-leading products that leave the skin looking beautiful, so it only makes sense that her skincare line does the same. The Goddess Skin Clay Mask is based on an ancient Mediterranean beauty recipe and uses a combination of Spanish clay and luxurious almond oil to boost the skin’s natural radiance while also imparting lasting moisture. This mask is perfect for skin prep before applying a full face of gorgeous makeup.
3. Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask | Fresh
This mask’s active ingredient is Umbrian clay sourced from Italy, which is known for its ability to soothe and calm a range of skin types, including dry skin! It also contains a combination Chamomile and Sandalwood oil, both known for their ultra-nourishing properties. Lavender water tones and balances oil production for a supple and even skin tone.
4. Pure Clay Clear and Comfort Mask | L’Oreal Paris
The Pure Clay face mask by L’Oreal Paris is a low-cost option that is great for hydrating and moisturizing your face. This mask is formulated with pure clays and seaweed that provide a luxurious experience while also helping to soothe stressed out skin. It also cleanses the skin, leaving it clean and clear.
5. Pure Clearing Clay Mask | innisfree
This mask is the best of both worlds. In just minutes, this non-drying clay mask draws impurities while also imparting a ton of moisture into the skin. The result? A brighter, shine-free complexion that has visibly smaller pores and hydration that lasts. It’s also fragrance-free and spreads like absolute butter.
The Bottom Line
To finally get the ultra-moisturized skin you’ve been dreaming of, find a clay mask that contains natural ingredients that won’t inhibit hydration or clog your pores. The most important thing to keep in mind is to not don’t overdo it with how much you apply your clay mask. Masks shouldn’t be a part of your everyday skincare routine because overusing them can throw off the balance of your skin. So, only apply your mask 2-3 times a week (or less depending on your specific climate and skin situation) for no more than 10 minutes at a time, and be sure to use a good amount of moisturizer afterward to seal in your new-found hydration!
Being nourishing to your skin while working hard to get all that gunk out of your pores is not an easy feat, but the Australian Pink Clay Porefining Mask does it all. Detoxifying, purifying, while soothing inflammation and tightening pores... the mask does it all. To learn more about our Porefining Mask, and to browse all of Sand & Sky’s products, visit our collections page!