Bentonite Clay is a very interesting clay. Bentonite is a combination of volcanic ash and montmorillonite originally found in Fort Benton, Wyoming. It is highly absorbent and powerfully draws oils and toxins from the skin. Bentonite Clay is one of the most powerful healing clays. It is unique due to its ability to produce an “electrical charge” when hydrated. Upon contact with fluid, its electrical components change, giving it the ability to absorb toxins. Bentonite Clay carries a strong negative charge which bonds to the positive charge in many toxins. When it comes in contact with a toxin, chemical, or heavy metal, the clay will absorb the toxin and release its minerals for the body to use. Bentonite Clay also helps get oxygen to cells as it pulls out excess hydrogen and allows the cells to replace it with oxygen instead.
If you have excessively oily skin, clogged pores or acne, bentonite clay is the perfect solution. It is so absorbent that it will pull the oil and toxins right from the skin. Often dry skin will have clogged pores, Bentonite will take care of that too, but just make sure you have a good moisturizer handy after you wash away the clay.
With all these wonderful benefits of Bentonite Clay there is one small downside. Bentonite is hard to mix. It often stays clumpy, kind of like the consistency of oatmeal. It's very hard to get those clumps out. But one of our Estheticians has discovered a wonderful new way to use Bentonite Clay that makes it much easier to mix and makes an amazing facial mask for any skin, dry, oily, or combination!
Here is our tip, so worthy of a share and definitely worth trying:
For this application you will need 1 teaspoon of powdered Bentonite Clay and a few drops of Nourish Face Serum. Put the 1 teaspoon of Bentonite Clay into a small bowl. Now put a few drops of the serum into the bowl also. Start with about 4 drops and begin to stir. Continue to put drops of serum into the powder and stir until you achieve a creamy consistency. This consistency should be perfect for spreading onto the face without clumping or dripping off. Once you spread the clay-oil mixture over the entire face (avoid eye area), let the mixture sit on the face for about 20 minutes. This is why it is important that the consistency be just right so it doesn't drip off. After about 20 minutes (the mixture will not dry, but remain wet) wash off with warm water. Now pat dry. Follow with a light coating of the Nourish Face Serum.
Instantly, your skin is beautiful!