In our modern world today, we have many benefits. We have things like electronics, any kind of food we want just a block or two away, and so many other amazing things about living in the year 2017. But one major disadvantage is the amount of toxins our bodies come in to contact with on a daily basis. Even if you consume an organic, clean diet, buy safe and pure cleaning products, and are conscientious about your every day exposure to toxins, the reality is, you are still coming into contact with them on a daily basis. Because lets face it, no one eats clean 100% of the time, no one can avoid synthetic fragrance (because hello, public bathrooms and your strong, scented plug ins), air pollution, and numerous other environmental toxins.
Along with a clean diet, which you can read about here, you need to continually be detoxing and cleansing your body (a new post coming soon about a gentle every day detox), as well, as your skin. Your skin is your largest organ and its one of easiest ways to tell you whats going on IN your body. Eczema, acne, wrinkles, etc are all clues as to what’s happening on the inside. For today’s post, we are going to focus how to detox the skin on your face and keep it clean and nourished.
Along with a healthy and natural skin care routine, using things like passion fruit seed oil, witch hazel, coconut oil, essential oils, Egyptian magic moisturizer, and other natural products, the next best thing to DETOX that beautiful skin on your face is using bentonite clay.
So how does the clay work? Dr. Axe says, “While in its natural state, bentonite clay has negatively charged molecules, most toxins and heavy metals have positively charged molecules. This allows the two to bind together easily and stay united while the toxin removal process happens. Bentonite clay essentially “seeks” toxins in the body to bind with because naturally any substance that has a missing ion (which gives it its “charge”) looks for oppositely charged types of substances that will make it complete. Upon binding, the clay is then able to help remove toxins, chemicals, impurities and “heavy metals” from the gut, skin and mouth. ”
When you put this amazing product on your face, mixed with apple cider vinegar, you are ensuring that the clay is seeking out toxins and removing them quickly and efficiently. Another awesome benefit is, it literally allows your cells to absorb more oxygen. If your skin is stagnant with toxins and harmful bacteria, it cannot absorb oxygen and can dull the skin and make it more susceptible to disease and skin problems, and can even make the skin look more aged than it really is!
Among using it for the face, it can be taken internally, used as a detox bath, used to help heal teeth and gum issues, as baby powder and more! Thats a post for another day, but it is a definite must for your natural medicine cabinet and we recommend doing a clay mask at least once a week for optimal benefit!
How to Make a Clay Face Detox Mask
AZTEC BENTONITE CLAY
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WITH THE MOTHER
SMALL GLASS CONTAINER
SMALL PLASTIC SPOON
Mix a Tbsp of your Clay and a Tbsp of your vinegar in your container with your spoon. Apply to face and leave on until fully dry, hard, and cracked. Take a steaming warm washcloth and gently start wiping it off. Give your face a final rinse with warm water to make sure all the little pieces of came off. Thats it! Overall, it takes about 15-20 minutes and so it’s a totally doable, easy way to help your skin naturally detox!
The cooling, bubbly mask has so many great benefits and leaves your skin silky smooth.