For several months, I was dealing with a lot of skin inflammation, especially in my face, so I was looking for ways beyond what I ate to clean up toxins from my body....enter Betonite Clay!
What I love about it is that this clay has a unique mixture and can absorb “negatively charged” toxins. People have been using calcium bentonite clay for centuries as a way to detoxify the body, improve digestion, improve skin tone, and more.
Everyday we are exposed to environmental toxins such as pesticides, lead and trace metals like copper. They can accumulate in the body and build up in your system, causing disruption and your body not to function properly.
My herbalist actually encouraged me to eat a small amount of bentonite clay as a way to detox my body of harmful elements. The clay is also a popular ingredient in skincare products. Applying bentonite clay to a cream or lotion creates a barrier between your skin and the outside irritants.
You can make a clay mask at home. First, you can purchase bentonite clay powder from many stores, I found mine at amazon.com. I tried this mask, and immediately my skin felt smoother, I noticed some of my red spots on my face went away the next day.
Only two ingredients are needed:
- 1 tbls of bentonite clay powder
- 1 tbls of water
Mix the two ingredients until a paste is formed. Apply the paste to your face, and let it down for about 15-20 minutes. You want it to dry and harden onto your skin. You may start to feel some pulsing, but this is very normal, and its just the clay absorbing toxins from your skin.