“Your skin looks amazing!!” When’s the last time you heard that?!? If it has been awhile or your answer is never, you have to give this all natural DIY detox face mask a go.
Seriously, my skin has never felt so smooth!
Ladies, let me introduce you to Bentonite Clay, the most effective and powerful healing clays. Here is how Mountain Rose Herbs describes Bentonite Clay –
Bentonite is one of most popular clays and comes from naturally occurring volcanic ash sediments here in the United States. Bentonite clay has been traditionally used to assist in mineral deficiencies, and to help bind toxins making them more soluble. Bentonite, also referred to as Montmorillonite, is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays.
Bentonite is a swelling clay. When it becomes mixed with water it rapidly swells open like a highly porous sponge. The clay works both internally and externally to detoxify.
How to use bentonite clay to detox your skin
Bentonite clay has a negative electrical charge, which means it can bond with positively charged toxins in your skin. Some positively charged toxins are heavy metals, chemicals or pollutants in beauty products or your environment.
Bentonite clay also helps remove impurities from your skin, making it an effective detoxifying mask. The clay itself can reduce inflammation of the skin, shrink pores, and exfoliate dead skin cells. The end result is smooth, detoxified skin.
Using bentonite clay is a natural way to detoxify your skin and eliminate any breakouts or blackheads. Making your own face mask is a sure way to avoid harsh or toxic chemicals going on to your skin.
Using bentonite clay mask for your skin type
Bentonite clay is suitable for all skin types. Young, old, oily, or dry. I personally have dry skin that is breakout prone. Lovely, right?!
You can tailor your detoxifying mask to your own skin’s needs. I add in lavender oil for a relaxing, calming effect. If you have acne prone skin or breakouts, try adding tea tree oil to the mask. Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial/anti-fungal that helps draw out acne causing bacteria.
For anti-aging benefits, add in a few drops of clary sage oil or frankincense oil.
My DIY face mask also has raw apple cider vinegar. Apple cider vinegar is a natural Ph balancer for your skin. It also contains malic acid, which is an exfoliant. The magic acid gently removes dead skin cells, dark spots, scars, and even breakouts.
DIY Bentonite Detox Face Mask
Here is a quick DIY recipe for a bentonite detoxifying mask. Add in essential oils that suit your skin’s needs. **It is very important that you do not use a metal spoon or bowl. The metal reacts with the clay and reduces it’s effectiveness.**
1 Tablespoon Bentonite Clay
(I picked mine up at the health food store, but here are some you can buy online – here and here)
1 Tablespoon Raw Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2-4 drops essential oils (I use lavender)
– Mix all ingredients in a small, glass bowl until smooth paste forms.
-Apply the mask to clean skin evenly.
-Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
-Using a warm, wet wash cloth, remove the clay mask from your skin.
After I remove the mask, I use witch hazel or rose water as a toner and moisturize. My favorite moisturizer is Andalou Naturals Goji Peptide Perfecting Cream. Another great moisturizer for skin brightening is Andalou Naturals Brightening Probiotic + C Renewal Cream.
Use this mask once a week for maximum benefits! Enjoy!