Bentonite clay is a clay that is mined from the earth, and it’s formed after volcanic ash has weathered and aged in the presence of water. It has a strong negative electromagnetic charge, and when activated by water or apple cider vinegar, it acts like a magnet drawing out impurities and toxins from the skin.
It's one of my favorite face masks and even though some people have slight discomfort
wearing it, my experience was never uncomfortable.
It is great for exfoliating dead skin cells and absorbing excess oil from the skin.
I mix a few spoonfuls of the bentonite clay with apple cider vinegar, just mixing enough of each until I have a smooth paste. I leave the mask on for about 20 minutes or until it is totally dry. It is a bit messy to remove the mask so the best way is to apply it before shower or just use warm water to soften the mask and remove it with a wet face cloth by gently wiping away the clay.
I use the Indian Healing Clay from Aztec Secret and here is what is says on the box itself;
Deep Pore Cleaning!
Feel Your Face Pulsate!
Facials, acne, bodywraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs and insect bites!
Enjoy the benefits of clay in your own home.
Beautify & Refresh
Men love it, too.
Directions: Mix aztec secert indian healing clay with equal parts of apple cider vinegar or water.Its best to use a glass, pottery or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until is a smooth paste-add more clay or liquid as needed. Apply a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes of delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation, deep pore cleansing! Remove clay by washing with warm water. A slight redness may appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes.Helps to remove dirt and impurities from the pores of the skin. The clay is beneficial for deep pore cleansing of the skin.
Discontinue if rash appears.