Bentonite clay is quickly becoming more popular in the natural beauty world.
It has a lot of excellent benefits, from containing nutrients like sodium, potassium, and calcium, to being able to remove toxins from the body and provide a clearer complexion.
Benefits of Bentonite Clay Masks for Skin
- Controls Sebum Production
- Draws Out Toxins
- Refreshes Skin
- Evens Out Skin Tone
- Treats Skin Conditions
- Dries Out Blackheads
- Encourages Younger Looking Skin
- Suitable for All Skin Types
Here are three different masks you can make yourself using bentonite clay (buy your bentonite clay online, since you’re unlikely to find it at the store).
1. Lemon Clay Mask
You will most likely notice lemon is used a lot in natural beauty products because it is so good for your skin! It helps to clean out pores, is refreshing, and smells great. It is also a favorite during the summertime.
This clay mask is going to use your bentonite clay with some lemon essential oils, and a little bit of raw honey. You can also add some unrefined, virgin coconut oil to this mask.
If you don’t have lemon essential oil, there is no reason you can’t use lemon juice in its place.
Combine the ingredients and apply the mask to your skin, rinsing off after a few minutes.
If you have leftovers, store it in an airtight container.
2. Lavender and Tea Tree Oil Clay Mask
This clay mask is going to be great for your acne and breakouts, as well as detoxing your skin.
To make it a creamy consistency, you have your choice of ingredients. You can use virgin coconut oil that is melted, honey, or aloe vera gel. Fresh aloe vera gel directly from the plant is better, or at least organic aloe instead of the drug store variety.
This is a really soothing mask, not to mention helping with your complexion.
3. Coffee Clay Mask
If you want something a little different, why not combine the exfoliating power of coffee with the delicious health benefits of clay?
For this mask, use your bentonite clay or other cosmetic-grade clay.
Add in some finely-ground coffee and essential oils of your choosing.
You may also want to use some rose water or distilled water to loosen up the mask a bit.
Essential oils are only used for scent, so you can opt out of using them if you prefer.
This is a great mask to gift to others since it is unique and not typically something you can find in stores.
Tips for Using Bentonite Clay Masks
- Use these recipes a maximum of two times a week as overdoing it may have negative effects on your skin.
- Do not mix your clay mask with a metallic bowl or utensils as metal renders bentonite clay useless.
- Be prepared! Your acne might get worse before it gets better but your skin should settle within a few weeks.