Bentonite clay is amazing for your skin. This is a wonderful benefit that attracts people to regularly use it. This is because the clay not only detoxes the inside of your body, but it can help detox and cleanse the outside of your body as well, including your skin. The great thing about using it on your skin is that it helps with so many things, from skin conditions to skin irritation.
Here are some different ways to use bentonite clay for your skin:
Heal Skin Conditions
First of all, you can use bentonite clay if you have certain types of chronic skin conditions. You should always talk to a dermatologist before using new products on your skin, but you might find that they encourage the use of natural products.
This type of clay is great for removing toxins and bacteria from your skin. This can help reduce redness and irritation caused by conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis. If you have itching, burning, or redness from such conditions, it is definitely worth a try by creating a mask with the clay.
You can also use the bentonite clay to help reduce acne and blemishes on your skin. The clay will tighten your pores to keep bacteria from clogging them and is also amazing at removing those impurities from your skin. As an added bonus, the clay helps to even out your skin tone, so it reduces a lot of skin imperfections all at the same time.
If you want to use it for this purpose, you can make a simple mask with the powdered clay and a little water. Mix together in a small bowl:
• 1 teaspoon of bentonite clay powder
• 1 teaspoon of warm water (or more if needed)
• 2 drops of lavender essential oil (optional)
Use it just like any other mask by leaving it on for a few minutes to dry, then rinse off with cool or lukewarm water.
Help with Itching
Lastly, bentonite clay is amazing for your itching and irritated skin. Not just from chronic skin conditions, but any type of itching. Perhaps you have itching following a bug bite or irritation from allergies. You can make the same type of mask as mentioned in the previous paragraph, and use it on any itching areas of skin. For this, you would cover it with a bandage and leave it on for 1-2 hours instead of rinsing off right away.
Cleanse Your Hair and Scalp
Bentonite clay can also benefit you by improving the condition and health of your hair and scalp by removing toxins and really helping to make it softer and shinier.
If you struggle with buildup on your scalp, the bentonite clay can remove the buildup and any bacteria that is making it worse. You can also make your own bentonite clay shampoo that adds more health and vitality to your hair.
For a shampoo made of bentonite clay powder:
• Mix a few tablespoons of the powder with the same amount of apple cider vinegar.
• Shampoo your hair normally, but let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing.
• This will help remove the buildup and improve the health of your hair.
Remember that a good quality bentonite clay is grey or cream in color. It is very fine, velvety feeling with no odor and it will not stain.