Okay, so initially I got the clay for my hair wash days but then I realized it’s also a facial mask. I just had to give it a try. December has been quite a strain for my skin because I have make up on half the time ( a girl’s gotta look good right) and I am that girl who sleeps with make up on after a very long day. Give me a break! I use the clay as a mask and cleanser twice a week.
It’s really helped to keep the break outs at bay. My skin is smoother and I haven’t had problems with blackheads and whiteheads lately. Especially at the moment because I usually break out during my period and my skin is behaving right now.
I mix 1 tablespoon of the clay with about 2-3 tablespoons of lukewarm water into a smooth paste. I apply to my face leaving out the eye area and lips. I leave it on for 15-20minutes before rinsing it off.
Here are some of the benefits of bentonite clay for your skin:
- unclogs and tightens pores
- helps control over production of sebum
- makes skin soft
- makes skin glow
- draws out toxins from the skin
- helps reduce the appearance of scars
- gives an even skin tone
- helps with the regeneration of healthy skin cells
- prevents and eases out blackheads
- soothes itchy and inflamed skin
- treats acne
It’s quite a good mask and very affordable. I got mine for 36rand at Dischem. I love it because it’s good for all skin types, it’s natural and has no artificial chemicals that could be toxic for your skin. Give it a try!