Bentonite clay, also called volcanic ash, is a naturally occurring mineral deposit found all over the world. Clay has been used in skin care for ages; the bentonite variant is rich in montmorillonite, making it thicker and more absorbent than the rest. Bentonite clay carries a negative charge and works by sticking to elements with a positive charge — like toxins, bacteria and fungi — and getting rid of them from the surface of your skin. Wondering how that’s good for your skin routine? Here are 5 skin concerns you can treat with bentonite clay face masks!
Rich in magnesium, silicate, copper, iron, and potassium, bentonite clay can do a world of good for your skin’s health. One of its main benefits lies in its ability to fight and clear acne. Absorbing excess oil secretions in the topmost layer of your skin, it can mattify your face and keep acne at bay, effectively.
Dust, grime and oil can accumulate in your pores and clog them, making them appear larger. Bentonite clay can help unclog your pores and eliminate blackheads and whiteheads from the skin. This particular quality also makes them a good alternative for harsh exfoliants as clay masks can clear dead skin buildup equally well!
Uneven skin tone
Clay masks are especially effective in evening out your skin tone as they are easy to apply, reaching contours of your face that sheet masks might be. Bentonite clay helps rid your skin of discolouration and pigmentation developed because of multiple factors. They are also infused with brightening properties that can take advantage with just a 15-minute masking routine!
Most ingredients that work on your acne can further relive your skin from its after-effects as well. Apart from reducing the appearance of acne, it can also help get rid of the stubborn marks that are left behind. The inherent cooling properties of the clay calms inflammation and works of clearing blemishes.
A bentonite clay face mask is usually prepared by mixing the clay with warm water, rosewater or apple cider vinegar. Activated when in contact with a liquid, the clay is able to absorb an immense amount of impurities from your skin to reveal a brighter complexion! Don’t wish to DIY your bentonite clay mask at home? Get your hands on the Lakme Absolute Perfect Radiance Mineral Clay Mask instead. Infused with brightening micro-crystals and vitamins, this mask will impart your skin with all the benefits of bentonite clay to give you radiant, flawless skin!