Clay has been used for thousands of years for healing benefits, including supporting skin health, reducing inflammation and especially supporting digestive health as well as detoxifying and cleansing.
Bentonite clay sometimes comes in a liquid form, but most of the time, I use it in a powder form. Again, clay has tremendous benefits, so it’s surprising to some people when I say that eating dirt or eating clay can actually be good for your body — and I want to break this down on how this works.
Bentonite Clay Benefits
The reason clay is beneficial is it absorbs the toxins and microorganisms, and so if your body has been exposed to any type of bad bacteria, heavy metal or something that shouldn’t be in your body, clay really binds to things.
In fact, if you ever picked up clay yourself, you know it’s very, very sticky. Think of it that way: It’s going through your body and sticking to and binding to those toxins, pulling them out of your body.
1. Supports Healthy Detoxification
So the first main benefit you’re going to have with using bentonite clay is that it really supports your body with a healthy detoxification. It absorbs the heavy metals — perfect for a heavy metal detox. It absorbs environmental pollutants plus different types of bad bacteria and parasites — making it a great addition to any parasite cleanse — and other chemicals that you may be exposed to.
2. Works as an Anti-Inflammatory
The second benefit of bentonite clay is that it’s anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s also great for the skin for that reason.
Women have been putting on clay face masks for well over 100 years and seeing great results in their skin by doing so. This has been shown to be an effective natural treatment for eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, as well as an excellent home remedy for acne — overall, helping to naturally slow the aging of your skin.
To make a clay face mask, start by mixing just a little bit of water with clay, rub it on your face, leave it on there for about 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Clay will actually bind to the bad bacteria on your skin that can cause things like acne as well as other chemicals and gently pull them out from your skin.
By the way, a lot of women should practice putting clay on their face because a lot of these makeups today that women use are loaded with different types of chemicals that can cause the skin to age prematurely. A lot of those toxins can even get into the system over time, increasing the risk of different diseases. So again, clay is amazing for detoxifying the skin and skin health in general, and it’s also great to be taken internally to mitigate the real price of beauty products.
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