The Bentonite Clay Face Mask.
Clay is an elemental substance which people today use for multi-purposes such as construction products, pottery making, and in cosmetics. However, the therapeutic value of clay should not be overlooked.
Bentonite clay is made from minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash. The name of the clay (bentonite) comes from the biggest deposit of Bentonite clay that is located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.
Adding water to the clay gives it a negative electric charge, which in turn, removes toxins from the body. It works both internally and topically to help detox and clarify. If you desire clear, fresh and vital skin, here are a few reasons why you should try a bentonite clay face mask!
Clay unclogs the skin pores and shrinks them.
Whether you have oily skin or not, your pores will undoubtedly become clogged at some point. Shrinking the size of your pores can help tremendously with keeping your face clean and blemishes as bay.
Clay helps control the overproduction of sebum.
Too much oil on the skin, abnormal shedding of dead skin cells and excess bacteria generally results in acne. You may also be prone to outbreaks if you take certain medication, produce too much sebum (a natural oil) or have a family history of acne. Blackheads or whiteheads are produced due to an excess of sebum, which cause blocks within the hair follicles on the skin. Oily skin with too much sebum encourages the production of bacteria which irritates the skin. This can result in acne.
Clay draws out the toxins from the skin
Bentonite clay has a very strong negative electrical charge. Since many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them. When it comes in contact with a toxin, heavy metal, chemical, or other impurity, the clay will gobble up the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. In addition, Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from cells, allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, and overall skin tone and health.
Clay makes skin softer.
Bentonite clay is loaded with silica, a trace mineral that strengthens connective tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. In addition, it makes your skin super soft.
Clay gives a definite glow to your face.
Bentonite clay conditions and nourishes one’s skin by removing the dead cells and also extracting the extra oils and impurities from the surface of the skin. For a “glow” you should apply the clay mask regularly.
Exfoliating is a very important part of any skincare regime. It not only removes dead cells but also unclogs the dirt and oil in your pores that can cause breakouts. Although you can find many exfoliating products in the store, they often contain harsh ingredients. These ingredients include plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates and other questionable substances.
Clay helps reduce the appearance of scars.
Bentonite clay helps in the lightening of acne marks on the face. Bentonite clay helps one to get rid of scar tissues and stretch marks easily and effectively. Acne scars often result in red color on the face. Clay can help heal the skin and reduce inflammation and redness.
Clay is safe for all skin types.
Bentonite clay is very effective and beneficial for skin and safe, no matter how old you are. Bentonite clay is suitable for all types such as normal, oily or acne-prone skin. As mentioned, clay is packed with useful minerals and it will help detoxify while nourishing your skin.
Clay can be used to regenerate skin tissue.
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.
Clay gives you an even skin tone.
Although it is not possible to completely recover the baby like skin, by applying bentonite clay on the face you can attain a younger look and improve your skin texture and tone. Dead skin cells, developed over time on the skin surface, 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.
How to use Bentonite clay on your face for maximum results.
- Make a mask from clay using enough water and clay to make a paste.
- Apply to your face and neck and leave it on for about thirty minutes.
- You will feel your face tighten slightly as the mask dries.
- Rinse with warm tap water and pat dry with a clean towel. Repeat this twice a week
Other uses of bentonite clay.
Not only is bentonite clay safe and effective for a variety of skin conditions, but it can also be used in the following ways to promote overall health and wellbeing:
- Provides treatment for acid reflux, constipation, bloating and gas.
- Improves digestion.
- Assists with weight loss.
- Effective remedy for skin irritations, rashes, blemishes, acne, insect bites, cuts and burns.
- Releases minerals into the body.
- Improves recovery from vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Promotes detoxification.
- Strengthens the immune system.
- Eradicates toxic metals and chemicals associated with radiation treatments.
- Excellent oral rinse that whitens teeth.
- Soothing treatment of Mastitis.
Please Note: Always use a plastic or wooden spoon when handling bentonite clay; contact with metal will neutralize the clay’s beneficial properties.