French Green Clay: The Powerful Ingredient Missing From Your Skincare Routine

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It doesn’t matter if you’re 20...or 50 (like me!)... or 70… there are easy, natural ways to revitalize your skin. I’m not just talking about looking younger, I’m talking about looking healthier

If you only focus on making your skin look younger, you’ll miss the most important part of the equation. 

Healthy skin is the key. 

Once you unlock the secret to healthy skin, the youthful, bright, lifted results you’ve been after will automatically fall into place.  

I used to have terrible dark spots and cystic acne, but you wouldn’t know that by looking at my skin today. Why? Because I found the natural ingredients powerful enough to rejuvenate my skin without a single needle, injection, or surgery. 

As a registered nurse, I’ve seen my fair share of facelift surgeries, and they don’t always deliver the outcome that patients want… trust me. If you really want skin that looks effortlessly beautiful and youthful, you need to harness the power of natural ingredients like French Green clay. 

Why Is French Green Clay So Special?

Clay isn’t just for art class anymore! Earthen clays are valuable for skincare as well. You can’t walk into a spa without seeing high-priced clay facial treatments on the menu. 

White Kaolin clay, Rhassoul Clay, Fuller’s Earth Clay, and French Green clay are among the most popular skin-friendly clays, and spas charge top dollar to nourish your skin with these luxury ingredients. 

So what makes something so common and simple like — wet dirt — an essential skincare ingredient? 

Clays are packed with minerals that the skin craves. French Green clay alone is known to contain more than a dozen valuable minerals:

  • Montmorillonite
  • Dolomite
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc
  • Aluminum
  • Silicon
  • Copper
  • Selenium
  • Cobalt 

These minerals lend French Green clay the power to absorb any oils, toxins, and impurities sitting on your skin. Every time you apply French Green clay, you can envision its molecules essentially “drinking” and absorb toxins from your skin.

But that's not all French Green clay does! As this clay removes impurities from your skin, it simultaneously delivers essential minerals in return. This French Green clay detox effect quickly rejuvenates the look and feel of your skin. 

French Green clay also pulls blood toward the skin to boost circulation. You might not automatically connect circulation with youthful skin, but they’re inseparable! Without strong and continual circulation, your skin becomes deprived of the nutrients, oxygen, and detoxification process it needs to look and feel youthful and vibrant. 

The effects of poor circulation quickly become evident on your skin:

  • Unattractive skin tone with dull complexion develops due to lack of nutrients, oxygen, minerals
  • Skin discoloration like dark spots and uneven skin tone form as a result of low oxygen levels in skin cells
  • Acne and inflammation develop from toxic buildup and congestion in the skin cells
  • Wrinkles become deeper as inflammation worsens
  • Dark eye circles, the ultimate mark of exhausted skin, develop from poor oxygenation and increased water retention

The application of French Green clay helps stimulate the circulation your skin needs to thrive and fight signs of aging. Remember… healthy skin is youthful skin!

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Are All French Green Clays the Same?

French Green clay is a type of clay mineral known as an illite clay. It earned its name from its unique colors and origins in southern France rock quarries. The French enjoyed a monopoly on the production of French Green clay until deposits were uncovered in other places like Montana and Wyoming. Kelp seaweed, algae, and iron oxides combine to lend this clay its green hue. 

As you search for French Green clay to use in your beauty routine, keep in mind that not all versions of French Green clay are the same. The quality of French Green clay depends upon many factors, including its source of origin and preparation procedures. 

The best French Green clay is naturally sun-dried before being crushed and ground into a fine powder. Once it’s pulverized, French Green clay needs to be sun-dried a second time to remove all traces of moisture. When manufacturers try to skip any of these steps or replace them with artificial methods, the quality of French Green clay suffers. 

How To Use French Green Clay in Your Beauty Routine

French Green clay is one of the most versatile natural ingredients out there. It’s gentle enough to use regularly but powerful enough to achieve your skincare goals. As a result, there’s many different ways you can add French Green clay into your beauty routine. 

Fight Acne With a Face Mask

Acne is the worst. This skin condition doesn’t just look red and angry. It gives a swift kick to your confidence and a mean gut punch to your self-esteem. Especially if you’re 30 or 40 and thought you had left acne behind with your teenage angst. 

You probably don’t need me to remind you that “normal” acne and skincare products don’t do what they promise. A French Green clay face mask offers an effective alternative. 

When you mix French Green clay with water and spread it over your skin, the clay absorbs extra oil, harmful bacteria, and other irritants on your skin. The clay also stimulates exfoliation action to remove dead skin cells and encourage the growth of new, healthy skin cells. 

This natural acne face mask is formulated with French Green clay, bentonite clay, rosemary, ginger root, turmeric, and other potent inflammation fighters to reduce redness and blemishes ASAP. 

It couldn’t be easier to use this French Green clay face mask as a quick spot therapy or full treatment over your entire face.

Cleanse and Detox Your Skin

Even the simplest low-maintenance skincare routine includes the application of face wash. But what is your “normal” face wash doing to your skin? 

The unfortunate truth is that most face wash products do more harm than good. They’re formulated with tap water and other ingredients that strip away your skin’s natural sebum oils.

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Sebaceous oil glands cover every centimeter of your face to moisturize and protect your skin. Healthy bacteria, which thrive in sebum, are responsible for preventing acne and other unwanted skin problems. Yet standard face wash destroys and interrupts these natural oils every single morning and night.

How does that make any sense? Answer: it doesn’t! So it’s no wonder that your skin always looks dry, wrinkled, and dull. Try using a clay-based cleanser like Earth Face Wash to revitalized your damaged skin and enjoy the benefits of a French Green clay detox. 

This rich clay cleanser is gentle enough to clean the daily grime from your skin without removing your natural oils. Instead of dehydrating and hurting your skin, Earth Face Wash uses French Green clay to help your skin look and feel hydrated, youthful, and toxin-free. 

Other “skin food” ingredients like organic grapefruit peel, honey, and lavender enrich your face with everything it needs to increase collagen production, enhance skin tone, and nurse damaged skin back to life. 

For maximum results, pair every French Green clay detox with the Quiver. The Quiver is a handheld device that delivers sonic vibrations across and within your skin. It triggers collagen and elastin production while also stimulating pores to open and release the debris and irritants trapped inside. 

Apply Toxin-Free Makeup

Makeup has always included minerals, but the recent “mineral makeup” trend isn’t as wholesome and natural as it sounds. 

All mineral ingredients must be processed before they can be added into cosmetic products. Though the minerals themselves aren’t problematic, the chemicals used during this “processing” are bad news.

Mined minerals are washed in toxic chemicals that are never removed. Instead, your skin ends up absorbing those chemicals and toxins after you apply your mineral makeup. 

Since cosmetic manufacturers aren’t held to strict standards, they claim to sell safe and pure mineral makeup when their products actually include harsh, toxic, and lab-made ingredients. The best way to avoid the pitfalls of chemical-coated and artificial ingredients is to use clay-based makeup instead. 

I created my clay-based makeup line to give women a safe way to look and feel beautiful without compromising skin health and wellness. When you swap mineral makeup for cosmetics formulated with French Green clay, arrowroot powder, and other earthen ingredients, you give your skin the gift of a spa therapy every time you apply foundation or blush. 

Instead of using makeup that sends more toxins into your skin and bloodstream, use French Green clay makeup to simultaneously get beautiful skin coverage and achieve these benefits:

  • Draw impurities from your skin
  • Stimulate circulation
  • Revitalize complexion
  • Tighten pores

Bet you never thought makeup could be such a powerful multi-tasker, did you?

Will a French Green Clay Detox Dry My Skin?

Some people associate a detox with dry skin, which shows just how backwards our skincare industry has become. 

Detoxifying your skin should involve removing impurities and nourishing the skin with essential minerals and oils. Conventional skincare products try to do the first step without even considering the second step. Of course that leads to dry skin!

When you perform a French Green clay detox as part of a holistic skincare routine that includes natural oil-based serums and moisturizers, you can eliminate impurities without drying your skin.

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Other Uses of French Green Clay

The valuable properties of French Green clay even extend beyond skincare! Researchers have spent years studying the antibacterial and antimicrobial potential of clay for wound healing as well. 

If you're like me, you're skeptical of pharmaceutical products and super-charged antibiotics. We live in a "pop this pill" culture that masks problems instead of identifying the root causes to solve them. 

French Green clay offers an exciting alternative to antibiotic care with its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Natural Antibiotic

Natural clays have been valued for their therapeutic properties since ancient times, but only now are we beginning to understand the mechanisms that give clay its healing action. 

When clay and water are combined and applied to the site of infections, a chemical reaction takes place that interrupts the growth of pathogens and bacteria. Since clay can easily cover a large area of infection for an extended period of time, it controls bacterial action until the infection heals. 

Given the rising prevalence of antibiotic resistance, French Green clay's antimicrobial power provides a safe and natural alternative to treat serious infections. 

Digestive Aid

Clay can even be used internally as a digestive aid. Drinking or gargling with French Green clay helps adsorb viruses, microbes, and toxins, which in turn may alleviate common health issues:

  • Nausea
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Sore throat
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Heartburn

In addition to removing toxins from your digestive system, French Green clay also delivers nourishing minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and iron. This may improve your health by resolving mineral deficiencies you never even knew you had!

Try this method by blending about one teaspoon of French Green clay in 8 ounces of water. Let this combination sit overnight, stir, and drink on an empty stomach. 

Surface Wound Healing

French Green clay is often used as an accessible and affordable treatment for skin wounds and injuries. This clay soothes inflamed skin while drawing out infection, which makes it an excellent alternative treatment for a variety of wounds:

  • Burns, cuts, and scrapes
  • Ulcers
  • Poison ivy, oak, and sumac
  • Bug bites
  • Aching muscles

You can extend the healing power of French Green clay by mixing it with water and essential oils like lavender, Roman chamomile, or rosemary. Apply the paste over your injured area and keep it moist. Wipe away after two to four hours and repeat as needed. 

Are You Ready For Your French Green Clay Detox?

Even if they didn't understand the exact science of it, ancient civilizations recognized the therapeutic value of clay. They brought clay masks and baths into fashion long before high-end spas started charging for them as luxury treatments!

Now you can leverage the rich revitalizing power of French Green clay on your skin. Whether you need a powerful acne mask, a gentle facial cleanser, or untainted makeup, a French Green clay detox can make all the difference for your complexion. 

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