Though Bentonite clay has been largely forgotten in recent times, this magic clay is full of minerals including silica, iron, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium, many nutrients and is very effective and beneficial for your skin irrespective of your age. This, so called healing clay, has been used in ancient cultures throughout history to get rid of toxins from the skin.
What’s great about bentonite clay face mask is that it draws out toxins from the skin, tightens the skin pores, prevents acne breakouts, and makes your skin soft and smooth. Moreover, it works as an exfoliator and helps removing marks/discoloration of the skin. In recent times, this healing clay is gaining popularity and with good reasons.
Important note: Never use metal when mixing your clay mask. Use glass, plastic or wooden tools to keep clay’s properties potent and effective.
What Is Bentonite Clay?
Bentonite clay is natural healing clay composed of minerals, and it’s formed from aged natural volcanic ash, which comes from the largest known deposit of bentonite clay located near Fort Benton, Wyoming. It’s also known as Montmorillonite. It’s one of the most useful and powerful healing clays and has an alkalizing effect. It can be used very effectively in skin care recipes or as a mudpack and mud bath. It has a very fine, velveteen touch and is odorless & non-staining.
What Does It Do?
It’s very powerful due to its ability to produce an electric charge when water is added to it. When water is mixed with it, its electrical components change, providing the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite is acknowledged for properties to absorb and get rid of toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals from skin.
Bentonite clay quickly swells like an extremely porous sponge when water is mixed with it. It becomes a powerful tool to draw toxins into the sponge through electrical pull and once there, they get bound. On the one hand it removes toxins and chemicals from the skin, and on the other hand, releases minerals for the skin to use. It also draws out excess hydrogen and infuses oxygen into the cells, thereby allowing cells to replace hydrogen with oxygen instead. It can be applied to any area of body, such as face, neck, chest or feet. It can be even applied to your whole body for taking a bentonite clay bath.
Bentonite Clay Mask Benefits
There are numerous benefits of using bentonite clay on skin. Here are the most incredible benefits that you can get by using DIY bentonite clay mask:
- Pulls out toxins from skin
- Does deep pore cleansing
- Heals and regenerates skin tissues
- Cure acne (avoids acne breakouts and useful in clearing acne)
- Prevents blackheads
- Unclogs and tightens skin pores
- Effective natural exfoliator
- Evens out skin tone
- Lessens appearance of spots and scars
- Makes skin smooth and soft
- Makes your skin glowing
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