Every woman dreams about a healthy, radiant, clean and fresh skin. There are many ways to make it so, but one of the best is the use of clay masks to care for the face and body. There are many varieties of clay: white, blue, red, green, black, and bentonite. The mask from bentonite clay is effectively used for cosmetic and medical purposes, which is due to its unique physicochemical and biological properties.

Bentonite is a natural mineral, a special type of clay, whose deposits were discovered in the late 19th century near the American town of Benton. This mineral had unique sorption properties - bentonite has incredibly strong ability to absorb liquid. Upon contact with water, it can increase in volume by a factor of 16 in a very short time.

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Bentonite clay or montmorillonite is one of the most effective and powerful healing clays. It can be used both externally in the form of poultices, mud applications, in the bath, in the form of a cosmetic treatments, and taking inside.

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Bentonite clay consists mainly of negatively charged ions. Toxins, the salts of heavy metals in the body are positively charged ions. This is the cause of its purifying effect. When it comes into contact with water, it swells and as a magnet attracts positive charges of harmful substances to itself and removes them from the body.

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In addition, it affects the human body PH, exerts an alkalinizing effect and gives several vitally important minerals to the body. Bentonite clay of good quality should have a gray-cream color, closer to white, very fine grinding, pleasant to touch, odorless and leave no stain.

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Bentonite clay can help with: digestive disorders, allergies and problems with the skin. Today we offer you to look at the best recipe using this clay for itchy skin. It will help helps soothe skin and overcome allergic reactions.

You need: shea butter, coconut oil, dried calendula, honey, baking soda, bentonite clay, witch hazel, apple cider vinegar, peppermint essential oil, tea tree oil, chamomile oil. Mix all ingredients and your cream is ready. Use it two-three times a day on the necessary arear.

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Bentonite contains silicon dioxide, a microelement that strengthens the skin. Using bentonite clay directly on the skin, you get all its benefits. However, you can also eat foods high in this mineral: sheep, peas, cucumbers, mangoes, asparagus, leeks, green beans, strawberries and celery.

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