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.

bentonite clay acne benefits