Indian Healing Clay Mask Review & How To

Indian Healing Clay

“Facial and body masks can provide many benefits to the skin. Aztec clay is one of the most beneficial clay masks as it’s not only made from natural bentonite clay, but its properties have been of value for centuries. Clay masks are most commonly used on the face, but can also be used on the hair and the body. They can help to clear up skin conditions such as acne.” – Good Health Academy.

I had heard about Bentonite Clay ages before I went ahead and purchased some. The main reason I bought this stuff is to armpit mask with after hearing Lee from America speak about it on her Instagram. Since switching to natural deodorants I had been having trouble fully removing odour from my armpits. This could also be due to using natural shower gel too. That isn’t me saying the products don’t perform! Just that it’s a different experience. Indian Healing Clay has many uses, and I’ve heard people in the wellness space use this as an internal cleanse. I only currently have 2 uses for it and they’re both external: Face Mask and Armpit Mask. For my review, and how I use it, keep reading.

About

A tub of this stuff is so affordable with this container costing around £10.00. It also lasts for several months, so is great value for money. This clay is mined from the Earth and is formed from volcanic ash. When activated by water, it has an effect like a magnet and can pull toxins and metals from the body. (Empowered Sustenance) This clay powder is activated by liquid, either water or apple cider vinegar, and needs to be stirred with a tool that isn’t metal.

Benefits

  • Ability to pull heavy metals out of the body. This refers to mercury, lead and and benzene, but bentonite clay itself has many minerals including: calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. (Dr Draxe.)
  • It can support healthy digestions by removing toxins from the gut, including digestive disturbances such as acid reflux, constipation and bloating. (Wellness Mama.)
  • Helps with skin issues due to anti bacteria properties, and ability to remove toxins. It helps with blemishes, acne, eczema, cuts, skin itching and chicken pox. (Wellness Mama.)
  • Dental health improvement. Removes harmful bacteria and toxins from the mouth so the antibacterial properties can be used as a natural toothpaste. (Dr Draxe.)
  • Removes fluoride from water. I am shocked after finding this out and will definitely be experimenting with this as a water purification method. (Dr Draxe.)

Face Masking

Recipe – Quantities vary depending on the texture you prefer.

  • Bentonite Clay
  • Water or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Non-metal Bowl
  • Wood or Plastic Spoon

I use this to help with my acne, and I find it really does resurface my face. The first time I used it I left it on for too long and my face was red for a while after using, so bare that in mind. After I apply this to my face it starts to feel tight almost immediately, and it dries super super quick. I never leave this on for longer than 8 minutes, and usually wash it off after around 5 minutes. This depends though on the humidity of the room, as when I have it on in the bath it takes longer to dry. After using, my skin feels very fresh, clean, glowy, tight and also quite warm. I apply moisturiser immediately so my skin doesn’t get dried out. It is important to note when using a clay mask it is drawing out toxins, so having breakouts afterwards is normal. Just don’t do this before a day when you need to have clear skin. However, you might not get any blemishes.

In regards to my acne, I wouldn’t say it has healed it. I like the look of my skin afterwards as all scabs are reduced, and skin resurfacing means red marks do fade. However, many things including food effect my skin.

Armpit Masking

Recipe – This recipe is the same as the one above – leave on for no longer than 8 minutes.

  • Bentonite Clay
  • Water or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Non-metal Bowl
  • Wood or Plastic Spoon

As mentioned in the introduction, I started to armpit mask with inspiration from Lee from America due to having an armpit odour left after washing. This could be due to the natural deodorant I was using, or the PH of my skin, or food I’m eating, or my body wash etc.

This is kind of an inconvenient thing as you have to have your arms elevated for the 8 minutes while it drives. It’s also important not to make the texture too thick or it takes longer to dry from my experience. After doing this armpits can feel a bit tight or sore depending on what your skin is like, but mine doesn’t sting at all. It takes about a week of masking before I noticed a huge difference in the odour improvement, but now I do it then and again and I am not very consistent if I’m honest. However, I would say this has really helped me. Sweating often helps to remove toxins too so a mixture of armpit masking and sweating really helps to neautralise odour. Switching to natural products really is a different experience from conventional products, which are heavily scent and chemical laden. It took me a while to find a deodorant that suits my skin and PH of my skin. However, things like armpit masking, armpit wipes, sweating, and changing deodorants can help the transition.

 

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