Bentonite clay is an ancient form of weathered, gray volcanic ash with a high concentration of montmorillonite as the main crystalline/molecular material. It is used on the skin to heal eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and other skin disorders. Medical research has shown its efficiency to naturally treat various skin infections by drawing out toxins, heavy metals and other harmful substances away from the tissue when in hydrated form. When you buy Bentonite clay and mix it with water, you create a scientifically proven mask that has been used for thousands of years to remove bacteria from the pores and skin surface. The clay is produced in powder form and is considered as one of the most inexpensive and versatile medicinal mud.
Many civilizations have for the longest time turned to Bentonite clay for its antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and general disinfectant properties. Over the years, the term Bentonite has been used interchangeably with Montmorillonite clay to refer to the various types of absorbent, swelling clays made from weathered volcanic ash, regardless of the places they have been harvested from. Though it has numerous medicinal benefits, this article will be focusing on its powerful skin benefits and how it can treat eczema and other chronic skin diseases. The most immediate priority for most people suffering from eczema, psoriasis and other skin infections is to reduce the itching for the skin to heal. Bentonite clay helps to relieve the itching sensation and controls the secondary infections on the skin, allowing it to heal much faster.
How Does it Work?
Bentonite clay uses a unique approach in the way it works to promote health and keep off skin diseases. The basis of Bentonite clay’s health benefits is its ability to absorb dangerous toxins from the skin in a safe and effective manner. Mixing the clay with water kicks off the useful chemical process that enables it to draw harmful substances from the body. When applied topically on the skin, its highly charged, negative electromagnetic ions will attract the positively charged ions of toxins, bacteria, viruses, fungi , infections etc. from your skin and body. The hydrated Bentonite clay works like a highly porous sponge pulling all the unwanted micro-organisms due to its high absorption quality, hence its use as a skin detoxifying and cleansing agent.
We are a leading supplier of high-quality Sodium bentonite clay in Malaysia. This type of clay is high in sodium and is highly absorbent and effective for drawing out toxins. Skin orders like eczema, psoriasis and acne can be treated with our cosmetic grade sodium bentonite. The powerful product has a strong negative charge which causes it to pull more toxins from the body. Its other typical characteristic is that it swells up to six times its size when hydrated and becomes very porous absorbing more than its initial mass, including any swelling from excess sodium in your face.
Bentonite Clay Benefits
Bentonite clay has numerous skin, hair and health benefits. Many people have found Bentonite clay to be extremely useful in the treatment of many skin complications as well as a great product to include in one’s skin care regimen.
Benefits of Bentonite clay for Eczema and Psoriasis
Bentonite clay will clear most skin infections such as eczema when applied topically or used in a bath. Many skin ailments cause inflammation and irritation of the skin and a lot of these are classified under the term eczema. Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a skin condition that is associated with redness, itching, dryness, scaly spots, flaking and crusting and in severe cases results in cracking or bleeding of the skin. While the primary cause of the skin ailment is not known, specific environmental factors and heredity are considered to be the two major reasons for eczema. Unfortunately, eczema is a chronic condition that has no permanent cure.
When the Bentonite clay mixture is applied on the affected skin, it provides immediate relief from itching caused by eczema and psoriasis. According to a research published in the Journal of General Microbiology, most fungi infections that contribute to these skin conditions carry positive charges. Hydrated Bentonite clay being negatively charged will attract and draw out the fungus infections helping to clear the conditions. It’s antibiotic properties when applied externally help to calm the itchiness and speed up the healing time of open wounds by building up new tissue.
Regular use of the Bentonite clay mixture will strengthen the body to a point of higher resistance helping to reduce the skin disease symptoms. It offers great results in managing the effects of eczema and psoriasis as it is 100% natural and does not contain any chemicals that could result in adverse side effects.
Bentonite Clay for Acne
Another benefit of Bentonite clay mask when applied on the skin is its ability to prevent acne break-outs especially for people with oily and acne-prone skin. Excess oil production, abnormal shedding of dead skin cells and excess bacteria lead to the clogging of pores causing an acne breakout. The highly absorbent nature and exfoliating quality of Bentonite clay flushes out toxins and bacteria and tightens the skin pores as well, revealing radiant skin. It also has a natural healing property that helps to quicken the healing process of unwanted pimples leaving you with a smooth, soft and healthy skin.
Ways to Use Bentonite Clay
Bentonite clay is popularly used in facial masks and clay detoxing baths by consumers and the world’s finest spas to maintain healthy skin for a beautiful and youthful glow. Topical treatments are also available in packs and compresses.Sodium Bentonite Clay Mask
A Bentonite clay mask is prepared by mixing the clay with water (usually 2-3 tablespoons of clay powder with equal amounts water) to obtain a good consistency and thickness that can then be applied evenly as a mud face mask. It should be applied over an initially washed face avoiding contact with eyes. For even better results, the clay can be mixed with apple cider vinegar. If it seems too thick or dried out, add more water and if it seems too thin, add some clay. Due to its unique nature of rapidly changing when hydrated to produce an electrical charge, bentonite clay should never be stirred with a metal spoon or stored in a metal container as the clay absorbs the metals and becomes ineffective for your intended use. The mixture when applied topically is left on the skin for about 15 minutes to allow the unmatched properties in the clay to start working. As it dries on the skin, it lifts impurities and clears away blemishes and blackheads for a clearer and even skin.
If inflammation is severe, the hydrated clay should remain on the skin for several hours while ensuring it does not dry by wrapping it in cellophane. The procedure can be done at least twice a week to treat itchy skin, clear blemishes and improve blood circulation by removing toxins from the skin. Individuals are advised to apply a natural moisturizer following a face mask treatment.
Bentonite Clay Bath
The other way to eliminate toxins from the body is to make a Bentonite clay bath and soak in it for a period to relax the body; leaving you feeling refreshed, energized and healthy. The skin is the largest human body organ that absorbs substances and expels waste through its permeable membrane. The clay is added in generous amounts (1-2 cups) to warm bath water and used as a soaking medium, binding to the bacteria and toxins that thrive on the surface of the skin. Due to its electromagnetic nature, clumps of clay may attach to a particular area of the body where the toxins are imminent hence the need to rub gently with a washcloth during rinsing. A bentonite clay bath helps to get oxygen into the body cells for a smoother, hydrated, less inflamed and glowing skin.
The highly functional clay can also be used as a detox clay foot mask. After a long day, you can treat yourself to a feet mask by propping your feet in the bentonite mixture for up to 30 minutes. It not only soothes and pampers your body but counts as a healthy addition to living a natural life.
If you are in search of an effective, safe and cost-effective way of eliminating toxins from your body, you’ve got to try Bentonite clay in one of its external use applications. The healing clay is suitable for normal, oily or acne-prone skin. It’s an excellent product for anyone committed to using natural clay as part of maintaining a healthy and beautiful skin.
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