French Green Clay has enormous absorbent powers due to the constitution of its micro molecules. It literally "drinks" oils, toxic substances, and impurities from your skin. Its toning action stimulates the skin by bringing fresh blood to damaged skin cells, revitalizing the complexion, and tightening pores. The highly micronized, and often fragile molecular state of French Green Clay allows for far greater absorption of impurities, dust, oil, contaminants, and make up than other clays.. (http://www.morethanalive.com/French-Green-Clay-Powder)
French green clay is more suitable for acne prone and oily skin. Not recommended for dry and matured skin types.You can use white clay as an alternative. Also not recommended for dehydrated skin (Your skin being dry/oily has nothing to do with moisture. So it can be both oily and dehydrated. Unfortunately, I fall into this category). If your skin is dehydrated and you really want to use this clay , you must apply a moisturizer afterwards.
Use only once a week as a face mask and daily as a spot treatment.
- Mix clay and water into a paste. Start with clay and add water gradually until it reaches the right consistency. (Don't use a metallic container or anything metallic to stir.)
- Apply a generous amount on your face, leave it on no more than 5-10 minutes and then rinse it off before it dries.
-For daily usage apply a thick layer on the targeted area , cover it with a clean material and rinse it off after 2 hours.
You can also use this clay on your body. I use it on my shoulders because that's where my skin tends to break out.
What I have noticed after using it as a mask:
1. The skin feels clean and..
2. ..looks brighter.
3. Tight and cleaned pores.
4. Blackheads removed by 90%. (You can notice only a few.)
5. It dries out pimples. ( I had a very big irritated pimple on my cheek and the next day after I did the mask it was much more smaller and flattened. I easily covered it with make-up. There was no bump.)
Since the mask worked so well I haven't used the clay as a spot treatment, but it would definitely help fade anything faster.
If you've tried this clay please let me know how it worked for you. :)