Clay is a natural detoxifying agent and has been used since ancient times to help rid off the build up of years of toxins that your body, skin and hair absorbs from environment.
By removing these impurities, it nourishes your skin, hair and body by adding nutrients like calcium, magnesium, silica, potassium and other trace minerals and improves your overall health. There are various type of healing clays used for body detox and skin care like Bentonite clay, green clay, white clay and Fuller’s earth. All these clays are loaded with nutrients, are good detox agents and also have antibacterial properties which kill bacteria, cleanse the skin, remove toxins and dirt from the pores and regenerate the cells of the skin.
Benefits And Uses Of Clay For Body Detox And Great Skin:
- External Uses of Healing Clay
Healing clays are used both externally and internally. Externally you can use these clays as a poultice, mud pack, for detox bath and for other skin care recipes. These methods are highly beneficial, especially in the cases of radiation build up and heavy metal poisoning. Composed of old volcanic ash, bentonite is a unique clay and has ability to produce electric charge when it comes in contact with water or fluids and becomes capable of absorbing and removing all kind of toxins, chemicals, heavy metal and impurities. The clay also helps the cells to get oxygen by pulling excess hydrogen and replacing it with oxygen. It helps in detoxification and also aids in skin allergy issues and all type of skin problems.
- For Cuts Wounds And Insect bites
The benefits of using clay for skin care are numerous. Application of clay externally as poultice or as a paste on the blemishes, cuts, burns and insect bites bring great relief from skin irritation and heals them completely. It can even heal skin problems like psoriasis and eczema. All you have to do is make a paste of the clay using water and apply it on the affected part and leave it until the clay dries up completely and then wash off. Alternatively, you can make poultice by placing the paste in a clean cloth and then placing it on the affected part. The clay will fall apart when it has done its job and the wound will stop hurting.
Clay can be used as face mask for getting healthy, glowing and smooth skin. Just make paste of clay using water and apply on the face. Leave it on your skin for 20 minutes and then wash off. It will help to get rid of acne and blemishes, if done once a week.
For removing dead layers of the skin and removing toxins from the body, it is often used in spa treatments for getting glowing skin.
For reducing stress and simple relaxation and enjoyment, clay bath is recommended.
Bentonite clay can be used as baby powder for soothing redness and infection of the skin.
- How To Use Clay Internally?
Bentonite clay is available in powder form. Take 8 ounces of water in a glass and add 1tsp clay powder and mix thoroughly. Drink this mixture early in the morning on empty stomach. Do not eat anything for at least one hour after taking this concoction. It can interfere with the absorption of nutrients from the food you eat. Drink this concoction once daily for 2 weeks. Bentonites and montmorillonites are considered the best options. Clay should not be kept in metal container and should also be kept away from petroleum chemicals. Keep them in completely sealed containers. But consult your health care provider before taking it, especially when you are taking any particular medication.