bentonite clay acne and blackhead benefits

Bentonite Clay acne and blackhead benefits?

Bentonite clay acne benefits are well known

Bentonite clay acne benefits

Bentonite clay history

Clays have been used for their medicinal properties since prehistoric times and clays similar to bentonite clay have been used for their healing properties by people from cultures all around the world for thousands of years.

Bentonite clay forms over long periods of time from volcanic ash that has been gradually aged and chemically weathered by low concentrations of carbonic acid and other dilute solvents . The name, ‘Bentonite’, comes from the town of ‘Fort Benton’ in Wyoming, where the largest known deposit of bentonite clay was discovered in 1898. A very similar clay is Montmorillonite clay, which was named after a deposit found in the Montmorillon area of France. Both have similar properties and both are respected and increasingly used as effective and powerful healing clays used to treat both internal and external problems.

How calcium bentonite clay works

Calcium bentonite clay is a unique clay due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when mixed with water (hydrated). When this happens, the electrical charge that it carries changes and it attracts and binds to toxins whether they are inside or on the surface of the body.  Calcium bentonite is known for its ability to absorb and remove toxins, heavy metals, impurities, and chemicals, which is why bentonite clay acne benefits are so useful to anyone with a skin prone to acne or blackheads as they need to keep their skin as cleans and as oil free as possible. Using  a bentonite clay mask can do just that and more.

Bentonite clay benefits

Calcium Bentonite clay can:

• Remove toxins from the skin
• Absorb excess oil
• Tone and tighten pores
• Exfoliate
• Increase circulation
• Decrease inflammation
• Soften and smooth the skin
• Hydrate and moisturize
• Pull toxins from inside the body

Calcium Bentonite clay – what the colour tells us

The best calcium bentonite clay masks are those with a grey/green pigment – avoid ones that say they are bentonite clay but are more white in colour as they may not be as effective as the real thing. The best mask we’ve found is the Aztec Secret Healing Clay. You can read a full review here.

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Use a calcium bentonite clay mask to unclog and shrink pores

To keep our skin soft and supple our body produces oil. Too much, and the skin becomes too oily and the excess clogs our pores leading to blackheads. In an over oily skin, bacteria can thrive causing irritation and leading to a breakout of acne. A calcium bentonite clay acne mask can absorb excess oils and pull them out of pores, shrinking them in the process.

Calcium bentonite acne masks to soften skin

Bentonite clay contains the mineral silica which strengthens connective tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons and bone. It is readily absorbed into the skin when applied as a ask, and can help to firm up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars.

Bentonite clay benefits for exfoliation

Calcium bentonite clay benefits our removal of blackheads with excellent exfoliation properties. Binding to dead cells, dirt and oil, if used regularly, can remove the very substances that clog our pores causing blackheads to develop. For the best exfoliation possible, mix in a little apple cider vinegar to the bentonite clay powder and, with a circular motion, rub the paste over the surface of your face before rinsing with warm water. Using a moisturizer afterwards will leave your skin feeling super smooth and soft.

Calcium bentonite for skin – gives a healthy glow

Calcium bentonite clay nourishes and conditions the skin, feeding it with essential vitamins and minerals and removing dead cells. After using a bentonite clay acne mask, you will be left with a definite healthy glow to your skin. Don’t lave the mask on for too long – five minutes regularly is all you need.

Calcium bentonite clay can regenerate damaged skin tissue

Bentonite clay is well known to aid the development of new skin cells. Added to that, with its ability to fight bacteria and infection, it helps to rejuvenate your skin naturally and reduce the appearance of small scars and fine lines. This is particularly wonderful if you have scars left by old acne outbreaks or if you have current blackheads or other acne and you are keen to prevent scarring and promote healing.