The Earth itself provides men and women with the best products for excellent natural skin care. We are not just talking about the fruits, vegetables, and herbs that are combined to make beauty skin care concoctions for face masks, body scrubs, and hair products although these are important, too. We are also talking about products that come from the ground itself specifically clay and salt.

Clay has been used since ancient times for natural skincare, as evidenced by the likes of Roman mud baths. It is a solid, moist, and fat earth that comes in various colors including red, green, pink, brown, yellow, and white with each color having its own healing properties where the skin is concerned. For example, white clay is best for sensitive skin, red clay is appropriate for normal skin and pink clay is great for dry skin.

Why is clay an effective ingredient in natural skincare? It is abundant inactive enzymes and minerals, which are great for removing dead skin cells, for toning the skin’s connective tissues and for stimulating blood circulation. It can also be used in soothing sunburn, lessening the symptoms of eczema and other skin diseases, and strengthening hair strands.

As such, clay is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter beauty skin care products from face and body masks to hair shampoos and conditioners. However, you need not buy these expensive products since you can make your own clay concoctions at home. You will love it that there are no potentially harmful preservatives and additives touching your skin, too.

For example, a simple face mask can be made by sprinkling equal amounts of clay to clean water, steeping it for 10 minutes and then whisking it lightly. If you want, you can add a few drops of essential oil to the mix. Apply on the face, leave on for 5 minutes and then rinse off well.

Yet, another natural skincare product from the Earth is salt. Yes, we are talking about the common table salt, which comes in both large and fine grains. It is most commonly used as a wonderful body scrub that removes dead skin cells and aids in blood circulation.

It is so easy to use salt as a natural skincare product. Mix fine-grained sea salt with water and massage on the skin just before showering. You can also add sweet almond oil or honey for their moisturizing effect.