Using Clay For Acne Treatment
Using clay for acne treatment is just one of many ways to deal with zits and pimples. But unlike some other treatment methods, this method is completely natural, which makes it healthier than chemical-based treatments.
In this article, you will find out how clay acne treatment works, how to prepare it, and how often to apply it. Once you understand what clay can do for acne, you will be able to determine if or how you would like to use it on your face.
How It Works
If you have been consuming clay, then you probably already know how clay removes toxins from the body. But just to summarize, clay has a strong negative charge that pulls positively charge toxins from the body. Just as it does this internally, so also it does it externally when applied to the skin.
When prepared and applied properly, clay can pull toxins, oil buildups, dead skin, bacteria, and other "yucky stuff" from the skin. Since those things can cause acne to become hard to manage, removing them with the use of clay can help prevent and sometimes even reverse acne that has taken over.
In addition to the great external results clay can have on the skin, it also can work to remove toxins from within the body, though on a very small scale. Some acne treatment pastes on the market have harmful chemicals in them, which may make the skin look cleaner, but really have a negative impact on the health of the body. This makes using clay for acne treatment even more appealing, because not only does it not put chemicals into the skin and body, it has the power to actually remove toxic chemicals from the body.
How To Prepare A Clay Paste For Acne
The simplest way to go about it is to mix bentonite or green French clay with water to form a paste. Then, apply that paste to the face, or wherever you are experiencing acne, and let it sit for about 10 to 20 minutes. It's a good idea to apply a thick layer with plenty of moisture, because the moisture will assist the clay in cleansing the skin.
A slight variation to that method is to add some other helpful things to the clay-water paste. Such things could include apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, a small amount of essential oils, milk, honey, aloe vera, and more. Or if you already have an effective facial mask recipe that you use, adding clay could improve its effectiveness.
How Often To Apply
The wonderful thing about using clay for acne treatment is that it is so effective. So you may not need to apply it as often as you think. Many people need only to apply it once or twice a week. Others may experience better results applying it daily. On the other hand, people with sensitive skin may experience negative reactions to applying clay mask too frequently, as the clay can remove too much dead skin and oils from the skin.
The best way to determine how often you should apply this mixture is to try it periodically (maybe once or twice a week), and increase frequency if you feel you need to and if you notice your skin reacting well to it.
In a marketplace filled with chemical laden creams and lotions, it is refreshing to know that there are still natural options available to help treat acne. Now that you know how clay treats acne, how to prepare your own paste, and how often to apply clay for acne treatment, it's time to give it a try. See how your skin reacts to this mixture, and you will soon discover the perfect mixture consistency, and how often you need to apply it for maximum results.
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