Face – Clay Mask – Bentonite for Oily Skin
Bentonite Clay is primarily composed of volcanic ash and the mineral, Montmorillonite. The presence of ferrous and magnesium ions give Bentonite Clay it’s subtle greenish grey color. The feel of dry Bentonite clay is soft and velvety. Bentonite Clay has long been known for its therapeutic abilities. It was called “Ee-Wah-Kee” or “The-Mud-That-Heals” by the Native Americans. Due to its high absorbency, and it’s ability to pull oils and toxins from the skin, it is one of the best clays for making poultices. These same abilities make it an excellent ingredient for skin care and spa treatments. Clay has the ability to absorb excess oils, dirt and harmful toxins from the skin. French Green Clay and Bentonite Clay are suitable for use on normal to oily skin types. Due to the intensive properties of these clays, they are not recommended for use on dry or sensitive skin. Even those with oily skin should limit the use of French Green Clay or Bentonite Clay to once or twice a week. If you are looking for a mask for normal to dry skin, see the Kaolin Clay Mask.
How to Use Apply to a cleansed face and leave to dry for 10-15 minutes. Wash off with a warm face cloth, rinse with cool water and pat dry. *The face cloth is important.