Bentonite clay is commonly used in cosmetics and skin care products because of its cleansing and rejuvenating qualities. By using this clay topically you will see noticeable results for various skin conditions such as acne, rashes, eczema, and wounds. Bentonite clay is one of the most effective ingredients for homemade face masks.
How Bentonite Clay Works
Bentonite clay draws excess oil and impurities to the surface of your skin and unclogs pores by removing dead skin cells. It also has the ability to draw out poison from insect bites and stings. Its antibacterial qualities help speed up the healing process while increasing the flow of blood and circulation.
An effective exfoliant, bentonite clay leaves dull looking skin feeling softer and more radiant, and it minimizes fine lines, sun damage, and age spots, leaving you with healthier and younger-looking skin.
How to Use Bentonite Clay Masks
To start with it’s recommended you use the Bentonite clay mask daily for the first 2 weeks, then cut back to twice a week.
Some people may notice skin conditions such as acne will appear to be worse before it begins to improve. Don’t be alarmed! This is a normal reaction and it simply means the bentonite is working. Remember that it needs to remove the toxins from the skin before it can start to repair, and this is why you will notice this “backwards” step. In some cases your face may be a little red once you remove the mask, and this is also completely normal.
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