Bentonite Clay is a master skin detoxifier. This amazing clay delivers serious skin health benefits thanks to its unique ability to draw out and absorb toxins, heavy metals and bacteria. Here’s a few reasons why you should add Bentonite Clay to your beauty routine –
What is Bentonite clay?
Bentonite Clay, also known as Montmorillonite, is a powerful healing clay, a pore-cleansing powerhouse. When activated with liquid, it acts like a magnet and a sponge, binding to and sopping up positively charged impurities (think heavy metals, excess sebum, bacteria, etc.). Simply put: It pulls pollutants and ‘sludge’ out of the skin’.
What does it do?
Bentonite Clays skin superpower is its unique ability to create an ‘electrical charge’ when it comes in contact with liquid to draw out toxins. The wet clay swells quickly (a bit like chia seeds when they’ve been soaked in water) and when this happens, toxins are sucked into the clay via the electrical charge.
Get down with using Bentonite Clay on your face and be prepared to reap these amazing skin healing benefits:
Bentonite Clays nifty trick with the electrical charge makes it incredibly detoxifying. We absorb a bunch of toxins every day from common products like cleaning supplies, paints, unpurified water and pesticides sprayed on fruit. Even just breathing in the fumes from the air around us clocks up the toxins in our bodies! The clay draws out these skin dulling toxins and also helps send oxygen to cells as it pulls excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
Shrinks and unclogs pores
Unclog and Tighten; the two favourite skin care promises for anyone with large pores. Bentonite Clay ticks both of the boxes. It draws impurities from deep within the pore, cleansing and tightening the skin which minimises the overall appearance of large pores.
Bentonite Clay is packed full of trace mineral, silica. This important mineral strengthens connective tissue including ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles and bone. It makes your skin super soft too, you’ll definitely feel the difference in your complexion when you include Bentonite Clay in your routine. The kind of softness that makes you want to stroke your own face in public.
Keeps sebum in check
One of the biggest myths about oily skin is that you should use harsh, alcohol-based products to dry it out. This simply isn’t true! When you strip away natural oils, your skin over-produces it to compensate. Instead, what you want to look for are natural ingredients that help balance sebum levels, like bentonite clay. This super-absorbent, swelling clay has unparalleled oil-drawing capabilities. This makes it excellent for oily complexions.
Excess sebum, the natural oil produced by our skin, is a key culprit in creating the bacteria responsible for acne and breakouts. Bentonite Clay keeps sebum in check by absorbing any excess oil, preventing acne forming bacteria having a party on your face.
Regenerates skin tissue
Bentonite Clay gets our tick of approval for skin healing beauty solutions. This mineral-rich clay does more than eliminate impurities. After bentonite clay does its job detoxifying, it infuses skin with minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and silicon.
Bentonite has been used as a traditional healing method for centuries. One of its application is as a topical remedy for skin irritation and rashes. Think: Eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and bug bites. Not only does it draw out fungus and bacteria from the skin, but studies show that bentonite can act as a topical antibiotic, helping to calm skin infections, soothe inflammation, and speed up healing.
When activated (mixed with liquid) the clay repairs damaged skin tissue, speeding up the healing process. Try a bentonite-infused soak or “mud pack.”
Reduces blemishes and dark spots
One of the most common applications for bentonite is as a natural alternative to store-bought blemish treatments. The four main causes of acne are oil production are; dead skin cells, clogged pores, and bacteria. Bentonite addresses them all. Remember its adsorbent (magnet-like) abilities? When mixed with water and used as a face mask or spot treatment, bentonite pulls out excess sebum and bacteria from the skin. And its mild exfoliating effect helps remove dead skins cells and unclog pores.
Using Bentonite Clay as a face mask will help reduce the look of blemishes and dark spots, lifting away the darker dead cells on blemishes skin, revealing new healthy skin below.