Standard clay can be drying to the hands. Not so with facial clay, when you apply it to your face in conjunction with essential oils. Facial clay absorbs clogging oils and deposits beneficial minerals. Meanwhile the essential oils increase moisture levels.
Green clay not only has deep cleansing properties, it also balances and stimulates the lymph system, enhances blood circulation, and is especially effective on acne-prone skin. Green clay can be used on all skin types but if you have dry or sensitive skin, use white or rose clay, which does not draw oils from the skin. Look for facial clay powder at your health food store.