Journey to Clear Skin with Bentonite Clay : Week 2

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Hi all,
To go along with the update photos for week 2, I’m going to touch on my use of bentonite clay as a facial mask. It’s a natural clay that produces a negative electric charge (when mixed with water) thus removing toxins and impurities.

Bentonite Clay Benefits

 

 

  • Removal of toxins
  • Shrinks Pores
  • Fights hyperpigmentation scars
  • Softer Skin
  • Fights acne
  • Prevents blackheads
  • Even out skin

 

What Goes Into My Bentonite Clay Mask

I use the Aztec Secret brand which has the recipe listed on the label. It calls for one part powder and one part water or apple cider vinegar. I choose to both so for every two scoops of bentonite I add I scoop of ACV and one scoop of water. Some people use tap water, other use distilled water, and I use rosewater due to its hydrating properties.

Since the clay is known to pull out toxins and impurities, it is advised to not mix this with or in metal. Generally, I use a small glass bowl and plastic spoon. The glass bowl also allows me to store it in the fridge for later use.

Getting Messy with Your Mask

Before I apply the mask I remove my nose ring and any rings I might be wearing as they are metal as well. The mask sits anywhere from 15-45 minutes. When you’re first starting out I’d recommend no more than 10-15 minutes once a week. You want to pay attention to your skin and make sure this works for you.

As the mask hardens you’ll begin to look scaly and patchy! If you don’t live alone walk up to someone and spook them!

Once your mask is all scale like and your skin feels tight you’ll want to use a face cloth with warm – hot water to remove the mask. I know people who peel it off, at times I use this method, but I’ve found the face cloth works better.

Don’t be alarmed if your face is a little red, this is normal and it’ll slowly fade away.

To finish off I use my toner sans tea tree oil and follow up with my moisturiser. The morning after my face is oil free and my t-zone doesn’t give me any issues throughout the day. I encourage you all to research the clay and make sure it’s good for your

Journey to Clear Skin Week 2 Photos

If you’d used the clay mask or plan to use it in the future, I’d love to hear about your results.

Until Next Time,

Aitza B

 


  • I’ve never used this kind of clay mask, before. I do enjoy the peel off kind, though. It is almost cathartic to peel it off and see the dead skin cells. LOL – I’m weird. You can say it!

    • Aitza B

      I’m finally starting to get into sheet masks. Once I find ones that work well with my skin routine I’ll definitely be sharing them on the blog.

  • I like that you mix it up yourself. It’s nice to know what’s in the product your putting on a highly visible and sensitive part of your body. Removing toxins and shrinking pores are a couple points in would like a beauty regimen to hit!

    • Aitza B

      That’s one of the reasons I opted for this mask. I love tailoring it to my current skin needs. Thanks for taking the time to comment, Rose!

  • Joline

    I haven’t used this specific mask before but I have used mud masks. They’re similar I guess? After each time my skin felt smoother, tighter and all around prettier!

    • Aitza B

      Yes, very similar to mud mask. Almost the same consistency and messy. There truly is nothing like your skin after a fresh mask. Thanks for commenting, Jolene.

  • Clay masks are really good in my Mexican culture there are actually natural spas that offer this clay masks directly from the source.

    • Aitza B

      Whoa, that’s pretty neat. Honestly, Latinx culture is slept on when it comes to beauty tips. There’s a reason our tias and abuelas age so beautifully

  • Candy Rachelle

    I haven’t heard about this bentonite clay. I’ve used other mud clay mask and its effective for my skin. and this bentonite clay looks so good to you. The very nice result after 2 weeks.

    • Aitza B

      I feel like it’s such a well kept secret but does wonders for the skin. I know some people even use it as a hair detox. Thanks for taking the time for comment, Candy

  • I’ve never used a mask like this before, but ever since my thyroid surgery a few months ago, my face has been breaking out a lot more (not sure if it’s related or coincidence). Maybe this is something I should try.

    • Aitza B

      Stephanie, I hope your recovery is going well. It could be the culprit due to a hormonal imbalance or something. Definitely give it a try. This is an all around good detox for your skin and hair .

  • My gf uses similar products … I will be sure to forward this on to her!

  • clear skin is what we all dream of! this clay looks kind of incredible!

  • I love this clay. I use it regularly and I’ve had the same jar for years. It lasts forever.

  • Krysti

    I’ve always wanted to try this kind of mask. It certainly sounds like it has great benefits!

  • That’s great that you found something that works for you! I love my clay mask!

  • Glenda

    Bentonite Clay Benefits sounds like something I would like to try out. It sure sounds like it has a lot of skin benefits.

  • Julie Syl

    I haven’t heard about this. and it looks awesome because of its result. In just 2 weeks some of your pimples will fade. Awesome.