Indian Healing Clay Mask

Indian Healing Clay Mask

When you hear about clay the first thing that comes to your mind is the one used in art classes. But don’t you know the healing properties of Calcium Bentonite Clay are amazing. Ancient practitioners have understood their power for millennia. Clay mask have been used for beauty for ages.

Pure, natural bentonite clay can do miraculous things and there is still so much to learn about its positive benefits. In some localities, Calcium Bentonite is referred to as fuller’s earth (Multani Mitti) which is altered volcanic ash composed mostly of montmorillonite.

Calcium Bentonite Clay is great for facials, body wraps, clay baths, foot soaks, hair masks, chilled clay knee packs, insect bites & more. Innovative face masks have become quite a popular trend in the beauty community. However, everyone’s latest mask obsession has been around for a while is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.

Calcium Bentonite Clay

Calcium Bentonite clay is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. It forms a paste when mixed with any liquid and is mostly used as a cosmetics product for treating acne or as a hair mask. It has a pH of 9.5 and has the most drawing power of all clays. It is also healthier for consumption than sodium bentonite clay, which is used primarily in industrial applications.

How does Bentonite Clay work?

Natural calcium bentonite clay is one of the most versatile and inexpensive treatments for skin problems. Bentonite clay works by adsorbing oils and dirt from the skin by sticking to their molecules or ions. As the clay leaves the body, it takes the toxin or other molecules with it.

Bentonite clay contains natural minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron, which may provide additional benefits. When a person uses it on the skin, bentonite clay may have the power to adsorb oils and bacteria.

Benefits of Bentonite Clay

  • Deeply clean and tighten pores, freshen, and brighten skin.
  • Removing toxins from the body
  • Treating oily skin and acne
  • Detoxifying the skin
  • Treating poison ivy
  • Treating diaper rash

How to use it

Believe it or not, healing clay has been used for centuries as a skincare treatment. As part of her beauty regimen, Cleopatra even covered herself in clay straight from the Nile river! I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind having a goddess skin like hers. The clay comes in form of dry powder you can get various brands of Indian Healing Clay mask-like Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask, Sky Organics Indian Healing Clay, Beauty’s Bounty Indian Healing Clay, and many more.

The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask is a 100% natural calcium bentonite clay powder that you can mix with apple cider vinegar or water to create a mask. Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that your skin will love, but you can use purified water if your skin is sensitive. It’s used to help clear acne and blackheads as well as for tightening the skin. Just form a paste with clay and cover your face completely for 10 minutes. After applying it you’ll likely experience a tightening and slightly itchy sensation. Do not leave clay masks on skin longer than 5-10 mins for sensitive skin; this will reduce redness/drying. Slight redness of the skin is normal and will usually disappear in about 30 mins.

You will need to use tap water to rinse off the clay from your face. Do it slowly and do not hurry up the rinsing process. Once all the clay is gone from your face, use a dry towel to wipe your face. The results usually take a few hours to see.

Suggested Read: Homemade Face Mask for Skin

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.