How To Prepare Bentonite Clay Face Mask

By Subodh / March 5, 2015

Prepared from aged volcanic ash, Bentonite Clay gets its name from its deposit present in the Fort Benton of Wyoming. Well known for its charging properties that it gets when hydrated, this clay has the reputation of being a fabulous toxin eliminator. It absorbs metals, chemicals, impurities, and toxins in a very amazing way, which paves way for it to be a sought after ingredient in beauty regimen.

One of good things about this clay is that it can be used internally and externally for detoxification purposes. Before you read about how you can prepare a rich Bentonite clay facial mask, here is a glimpse of the goodness of this clay for your skin.

Clay Face Mask

  1. It absorbs the over secreted sebum and thus act as a powerful natural cure for acne and pimples.
  2. Bentonite clay has the power to eliminate edema by absorbing the fluids and sodium retaned beneath the skin.
  3. Being negatively charged, it can be use to avert the positively charged fungi and thus offer relief from psoriasis and eczema.
  4. You can take the help of hydrated Bentonite clay to heal a damaged tissue and pave way for an enhanced regeneration.

You can prepare various types of masks using this clay, each to meet your skin requirement. Here are some easy to do masks with ingredients that you can pick from your nearby grocer’s destination…

  1. Homemade Bentonite Clay Mask For Glowing Skin

Ingredients

  1. Bentonite clay – 2 tbsp
  2. Apple cider vinegar – enough to make into a paste

How to prepare

  1. Add the clay to a medium sized mixing bowl/
  2. Add apple cider vinegar to the clay.
  3. Using a spoon, stir the mixture to make a smooth paste.
  4. Using your fingertips or a mask brush, apply the clay mixture as a thin layer on your face, in upward strokes.
  5. Leave on for 20 minutes or until the clay dries off completely.
  6. Dip a clean towel in warm water and wipe off the mask gently
  7. Rinse off the leftover mask with lukewarm water.
  8. Pat dry.
  9. Follow up with a good tinted moisturizer.
  10. Repeat once a week.

2. Soothing Bentonite Clay Yogurt Mask

Eliminate the dead cells from your skin and add a dose of moisture to it with this fabulous mask. While oatmeal and bentonite clay exfoliates your skin, turmeric wards off the antioxidants. Yogurt lightens the skin and hydrates it.

Ingredients

  1. Bentonite clay – 1 tbsp
  2. Oatmeal – 1 tbsp, finely powdered
  3. Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  4. Plain yogurt – 2 ½ tbsp

How to prepare

  1. Add bentonite clay with powdered oatmeal and turmeric powder to a large plastic mixing bowl.
  2. Using a plastic spoon, stir well to ensure even mixing.
  3. Add yogurt to the mixture and using a plastic spoon, stir the mixture to ensure even combination.
  4. Using the brush, apply on your face in upward strokes.
  5. Leave on 15 to 20 minutes or till your mask dries off completely.
  6. Dip a clean soft cloth in warm water and pat your face clean.
  7. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
  8. Pat dry.
  9. Follow up with a moisturizer.

3. Acne Fighting Bentonite Clay Honey Mask

Put your worries about your acne and the scars it leaves on your skin at rest with this fabulous honey infused bentonite clay mask. While bentonite absorbs the sebum, honey hydrates the skin. Lemon lightens the skin and gives you an oil free skin.

Ingredients

  1. Bentonite clay – 2 tbsp
  2. Honey – 1 tbsp
  3. Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

How to make

  1. Add bentonite clay to a medium sized plastic or porcelain mixing bowl.
  2. Add lemon juice and honey to the clay.
  3. Using a plastic spoon, mix the ingredients to form a smooth, lump free paste.
  4. Apply the paste on your face in circular motions.
  5. Leave on for 15 minutes or until the mask dries off.
  6. Dip a clean soft cloth in warm water and remove the dried mask.
  7. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
  8. Pat dry.

The bentonite cay facial masks mentioned above bestow you with fabulous skin. So, try it and feel the difference today!