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

 


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