After washing my face first, I mixed equal parts of the bentonite clay and water together. I used a plastic spoon and cup, but I hear that glass works better. The bentonite clay's purpose is to draw out the impurities so I read that putting it in plastic will only draw those impurities into the clay. So next time I'll try something different.
Anyhoo, I applied the mask and allowed it to dry for 15 minutes on my face. I'm so glad I read up on this clay BEFORE applying; otherwise, I would have freaked a bit. My face felt as if my heart were beating through it. I literally saw my nose pulsate. All of this is normal. I would have laughed, but the mask wouldn't let me.
|This is me laughing. Really, I tried!|
I'm using Aztec's Secrets Indian Clay Mask and the 1 pound jar will last for 10-15 facials, which you only do once a week. Too much would be too drying. I know mine won't last quite as long because I'm going to make a hair mask out of some of mine. I love finding multiple purposes for the same item. Resourcefulness is a good thing.
So What Else is Bentonite Clay Good For?
- Internal healing - make sure you get the right kind though. Read more on this here.
- Basic Facial Mask
- Healing Mask for acne prone skin and for boils
- Inflammation caused by injury or illness
- As a poultice for insect bites (I've got some mosquito bites that need some attention!)
- Body wraps
- Clay baths
- Foot soaks
Happy Healthy Skin,