Clay, mud, sand - treatment and therapy. Part One
 Nature in its original form presents all kinds of gifts to man, not only in the form of products of plant and animal origin, but also as having healing properties of clay, mud and sand.

It turns out that the clay is not only needed for the production of glassware and building material ...   Dioscorides, the ancient Greek physician, believed that the clay has a miraculous power. For many centuries ago began to use clay for medicinal purposes: applied to the sore spot, we took a bath, and even drank diluted in water. Ever since the days of Cleopatra soft and velvety skin were attached using clay masks and baths with the addition of herbs, olive oil and aromatic oils. Clay treatment or bolyusoterapiya   used today.

Indications:   atherosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, asthenia, anemia, cancer, aging, acne, oily skin, cellulite and more.

Clay not only possesses therapeutic properties, but also a cleaning and disinfecting effect. It is enough to handle the clay festering wound as it heals. Prof. Laborde after studies in 1928 concluded that the clay is sterile. We are also looking at the clay at their summer cottage, believe it is much more difficult.

 Clay, mud, sand - treatment and therapy. Part One
 Types of clay:   black, white, blue, yellow, red, green, pink.

To date, the city pharmacies can buy cosmetic clay powder of different colors. It can be used to mask on your hair, skin, face and body. Black, yellow and blue clay is very effective when applied to areas of the body affected by cellulite, and therefore used during weight loss. Red helps to solve skin problems. Pink clay improves the heart and blood vessels. Green contains a lot of silver, and therefore has a bactericidal effect. White clay or kaolin, absorbing poisons, toxins, slag, so the internal application aids in gastro-intestinal tract.

Many modern SPA-salons offer to its clients treatments with clay. But its healing effect check is very simple and at home (masks, wraps, compresses, bath).

Home SPA-procedures

- Bath with clay Fill the bathtub with water at 36-37 degrees, dissolve it in 200-300 grams of powdered clay in white, pink or blue, and, if desired, add the essential oil or herbal decoction. After 10-20 minutes, take a cool shower. These baths are recommended not more than 2 times a week. During this procedure improves blood circulation and tones the skin, relieves fatigue and stress, strengthens the protective properties of the body and skin diseases facilitated itchy skin and soothe irritation.

 Clay, mud, sand - treatment and therapy. Part One
 - Anti-cellulite bath:   in a water-filled bathtub dissolve 100-200 grams of black clay (the darker clay, the better it burns fat) and immerse yourself in it for 30 minutes.

Wraps clay
The main goal of wrapping - skin rejuvenation and body, removing toxins and relaxation. The use of this procedure, the black clay helps burn fat in problem areas of the body. Before you start wrapping Rinse under the shower and massage the problem area. Dissolve in a porcelain or plastic dishes (do not use metal) black clay with warm water to a thick consistency, leaving no lumps or dry formations applied to areas of the body for 20 minutes, and the top foil wrapping warm cloth. Rinse with warm water and lubricate the skin anti-cellulite cream. It is recommended that 10 procedures a day.

 Clay, mud, sand - treatment and therapy. Part One
 Face masks
Masks are usually imposed on damp skin for a certain time or until the clay turns into a dry crust. The clay is washed off with warm water and, if desired, using a cloth soaked in oil (eg, olive). Masks can also be used for oily and dry skin, depending on the components of the mask and the color of the clay.

For oily skin is most often used is white clay, but there is a caveat: to eliminate the use of white clay people with acne problems and blood vessels on the nose and cheeks.

- The simple face mask : Decoction of chamomile, spread white clay in a ratio of 1: 1 and apply a thin layer to clean skin, rubbing her fingers for three minutes. After 15 minutes, rinse with warm water.

- Whitening Mask : With cucumber juice, spread 1 tbsp. a spoonful of white clay to form a dough, add a few drops of lemon juice, then apply on the skin for 10 minutes and rinse with cool water. With this mask even freckles lighter!

- Mask for oily skin 3 Art. spoon of yogurt mixed with 1 tbsp. spoon of white clay and 1 tsp. lemon juice, apply a thin layer on your face for 10 minutes, then rinse with cool water.

Red clay improves blood circulation and oxygenates the skin, making the skin rejuvenated and refreshed. Also, the properties of red clay helps to combat dehydration of the skin, pimples, inflammation and redness on the face. For hair red clay is recommended to take after painting and zavivok, as well as to reduce the sweating of the scalp.

- Nourishing Mask Dilute to a thick mass of red clay with milk or cream plus 1 chicken protein and then applied to the skin for 15 minutes and rinse.

- Smoothing Mask Dilute red clay grass broth, add a little lemon juice, apply on the skin for 10 minutes and rinse with herbal decoction.

Scientists note that the clay has a tiny percentage of the radioactive element - radium, but instead of harm it only reinforces the properties are in the clay mineral elements.

To be continued…
Author: Alesya Marchenko