Our newest mask is a Bentonite Mask. This mask is what I like to call the holy grail of all masks. Bentonite Clay has been used for many many years on the skin to help purify, clean and detox. Read below for more interesting information on the clay itself and the many benefits.
HOW IS BENTONITE CLAY FORMED?
Clay minerals typically form over long periods of time from the gradual chemical weathering of rocks, usually silicate-bearing, by low concentrations of carbonic acid and other diluted solvents.
Bentonite clay also called Montmorillonite, is a very popular healing clay that also cleanses the body. This clay is made from minerals such as iron, sodium, calcium, potassium and magnesium, formed from volcanic ash. The name of the clay (bentonite) comes from the biggest deposit of Bentonite clay that is located in Fort Benton, Wyoming.
CLAY UNCLOGS THE SKIN PORES AND SHRINKS THEM
Whether you have oily skin or not, your pores will undoubtedly become clogged at some point. Shrinking the size of your pores can help tremendously with keeping your face clean and blemishes as bay.
CLAY DRAWS OUT THE TOXINS FROM THE SKIN
Bentonite clay has a very strong negative electrical charge. Since many toxins have a positive charge, the clay bonds to them. When it comes in contact with a toxin, heavy metal, chemical, or other impurity, the clay will gobble up the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. In addition, Bentonite clay also pulls hydrogen from cells, allowing room for oxygen. This helps with circulation, and overall skin tone and health.
CLAY MAKES SKIN SOFTER
Bentonite clay is loaded with silica, a trace mineral that strengthens connective tissue including muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. In addition, it makes your skin super soft. Silica is the most abundant mineral in the earth’s crust and is the name for the chemical compound silicon dioxide. Glass, quartz, and sand are all comprised of oxygen and silicon. Using bentonite clay on your skin means you reap all of its benefits as it is readily absorbed.
Exfoliating is a very important part of any skincare regime. It not only removes dead cells but also unclogs the dirt and oil in your pores that can cause breakouts. Although you can find many exfoliating products in the store, they often contain harsh ingredients. These ingredients include plastics, irritating fragrances, glycerin, parabens, phthalates and other questionable substances.
CLAY HELPS REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF SCARS
If you are one of the millions who suffer from acne, you not only have to deal with the acne itself but also the scars that remain from it. The use of bentonite clay is one among the few effective home remedies to remove the scar tissues. As mentioned, this clay helps to remove toxins from your pores, allows skin to heal and reduces inflammation.
CLAY IS SAFE FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Bentonite clay is very effective and beneficial for skin and safe, no matter how old you are. Bentonite clay is suitable for all types such as normal, oily or acne-prone skin. As mentioned, clay is packed with useful minerals and it will help detoxify while nourishing your skin.
CLAY CAN BE USED TO REGENERATE SKIN TISSUE
Bentonite clay can be used to rebuild damaged skin tissue. Activated bentonite clay assists in healing and regenerating skin tissue. The clay also helps to rejuvenate skin naturally and reduce fine lines and wrinkles while fighting bacteria and infection.
Ingredients: Bentonite Clay, Distilled Water, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and our Age Defying Essential Oil Blend.
**If you react to some metals or have an allergy to some substances in the clay, you may experience itchiness on the skin. It is rarely seen with topical use of bentonite clay on the skin but could occur. Test the mask on small area before using if you are prone to reactions.