Did you know that you can use bentonite clay for acne, hair and many other health benefits for your body? This natural product has so many benefits that you also need to try it.
I did this bentonite clay face mask and I’m loving it. I would love to do it weekly but that just doesn’t happen. This face mask gives you super smooth and soft cheeks. Your skin will feel super clean and refreshed after just one use of the bentonite clay mask. Its recent reappearance in popularity is probably because many of us are going back to natural health and wellness products.
What is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is a natural healing clay comprised of minerals and it’s formed from natural volcanic ash, which was originally discovered near Fort Benton, Wyoming. When you mix water with the clay it’s very powerful and produces a negative electric charge, which aids to become a powerful tool to absorb toxins. This clay is commonly used for removing toxins, not only externally on your skin, but it can also work internally, something that many do. So, yes it is safe to consume if you have a good quality bentonite clay. You may be wondering why in the world you want to eat clay, but it’s got over 70 trace minerals in it, including calcium, copper, and magnesium (1) and this results in the addition of many nutrients to the body. I personally don’t have any experience with using the clay internally but many people say it helps digestive problems like acid reflux. It is also said to remove heavy metals from the body and to prevent breakouts. One other benefit that I have experienced with this mask is that it is also exfoliating and it has noticeably reduced discoloration on my skin.
Why use Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay unclogs and shrinks the skin pores
Bentonite clay masks help to unclog and shrink the skin pores so that it will keep your face clean. By binding and removing toxins, allergens, and bacteria it will remove all clog out of your pores and open wounds. Mix the clay with enough water to make a paste and apply it to your face and neck. I left it for thirty minutes or as long it needs the mask to dry. Then wash the mask off with warm water and pat dry with a clean towel.
Clay helps to control the production of too much sebum
Sebum is an oily, sticky substance produced by the sebaceous glands. It keeps your skin supple by maintaining a right amount of moisture. However, when the sebaceous glands overproduce sebum, your skin attracts acne-causing bacteria, leading to infection and serious breakout.
If you are one of the millions who suffer from acne, you not only have to deal with the acne itself but also with the scars that remain from it. The use of bentonite clay is one among the few effective home remedies to remove the scar tissues. Besides removing toxins from your pores it also allows the skin to heal and reduce inflammation.
Clay can be used to regenerate skin tissue and to give an even skin tone
Bentonite clay can be used to rebuild damaged skin tissue. Activated bentonite clay assists in healing and regenerating skin tissue. The clay also helps to rejuvenate skin naturally and reduce fine lines and wrinkles while fighting bacteria and infection. By applying bentonite clay on the face you can attain a younger look and improve your skin texture and tone. Dead skin cells can give your skin an uneven tone and aged look. By exfoliating your skin you can eliminate such dead skin cells so that newer, younger skin can grow through to give your skin complexion a revitalized appearance.
Clay can be used for your hair to add moisture and remove toxins
When used for the hair, it’s thought that bentonite clay can offer deep moisture. This can be especially helpful if your scalp is dry, your hair is damaged, frizziness or when it lacks shine. It hydrates, moisturizes, de-frizzes, softens, and banishes dryness, while encouraging curl clumping and shine. Aside from these effects, bentonite clay is also said to draw out excess dirt and oil as well. You can use the mask as a shampoo and conditioner in one.
Other health benefits of bentonite clay
- Digestive disturbances like acid reflux, bloating, gas, constipation, etc.
- Allergy and skin problems
- It provides minerals to your body
- Helps recovery from vomiting and diarrhea
- Detoxification of your body
- In oral health preparations
- Externally for all types of skin problems and to speed healing