Bentonite clay, also known as fuller’s clay, has a number of beauty benefits. This clay is not only a good option if you want to draw impurities in your skin to the surface, but can also be used as an exfoliant to help get rid of dead skin cells. Making a mask containing this clay can also help increase blood circulation to the skin, and its healing properties could also help a number of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and rashes.
How to Use Bentonite Clay
When you first start using the clay, experts suggest applying a mask containing it on a daily basis for at least the first two weeks. After that, you can scale down to two treatments a week. If you’re using the masks to help get rid of acne, you may find that, at first, your skin seems to worsen. This is natural, so don’t give up when this happens. As impurities are drawn from the skin you’ll see more pimples and blemishes appear, but once these clear you’ll find that your skin is clearer and smoother overall.
Bentonite Clay Mask Recipes
Basic Mask Recipe
• 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay powder
• 2 tablespoons of distilled water
This is the most basic clay mask, and you’ll only need those two ingredients to get all the beauty benefits of the clay. Once you’ve mixed the ingredients together, you can apply it to your skin. Leave it on until the clay has dried completely and then gently rinse it off with warm water.
Healing Bentonite Clay Mask
• 1 tablespoon of clay powder
• 1 teaspoon of oatmeal
• 1 tablespoon distilled water
• 2-3 drops of tea tree, calendula, or evening primrose oil
This mask is just as easy to make, and all you need to do is to mix the ingredients together. Apply the mask to your skin and leave it on for 15 minutes. Once that’s done, gently rinse off the mask with warm water and pat your skin dry. This mask may help heal skin conditions such as acne or eczema, so if you have problem skin, you may want to try this home treatment.
Including this healing and purifying clay in your skin care regime could be a natural way to give your skin the nurturing and help it needs to stay clearer and healthier. This is just one of the many gifts Mother Nature offers us, and making use of it gives us top-notch, affordable beauty products.