As spring comes around after the cold and gloomy winter months, the brighter weather encourages us to open our windows and welcome the warm sun and light breeze. We clear out the clutter in our homes in anticipation of a brighter season. We spend hours deep cleaning our homes, but somehow neglect to deep clean our drab winter skin. The frosty winter months take a toll on our body, especially our skin. But just as nature bounces back into vibrancy, so can our skin with a just a little TLC.

Bentonite clay is composed of volcanic ash. Sounds counter-intuitive to use ash to deep clean your skin, doesn’t it? Well, here are 7 reasons why you should be slathering bentonite clay all over your face.

Draws out toxins from the skin. Most toxins have a positive charge while bentonite clay has a negative charge. It acts like a magnet to pull toxins out from the deepest layers of the skin.

Unclogs and tightens pores. Pores get clogged, whether or not you have oily skin. This clay unclogs and tightens pores, preventing dirt from re-entering, and leaving the skin with a smooth texture.

Exfoliates. This process removes dead and dry skin cells that manage to make their way into our pores, trapping in dirt and oil. This leads to an uneven skin tone, a bumpy texture and problematic skin such as breakouts. Bentonite clay eliminates dead skin cells so that healthy new cells can come
through for a glowing complexion.

Reduces the appearance of scars. Scars form as a result of inflammation and damage to the skin. Bentonite clay works its magic by drawing out toxins and reducing inflammation to heal the skin. This includes lightening those pesky post-acne marks.

Brings back glowing skin. Bentonite clay removes excess oil from the surface of the skin. Accumulated oil makes the skin look dull and lifeless. Too much oil on the skin breeds harmful bacteria, resulting in acne, blackheads and whiteheads. This clay revives and revitalizes lackluster skin for that natural glow.

Makes skin soft and supple. The high silica content strengthens the skin and tissue allowing for a smooth skin texture. It regenerates damaged skin tissue to firm up the skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Safe for all skin types. Bentonite clay is beneficial for the skin no matter your age or skin type. It is chock-full of nutrients that detoxify and nourish the skin.

It’s time to spring clean and say goodbye to the toxins that have made a home in our skin!

By Dr. Nirali Patel