This gray-colored clay has a high percentage of magnesia, water, silica, oxides, alumina and iron. This is why I use it for acne scars — it’s excellent at clearing them away! Just be careful if you have dry skin because it can over dry your face. Just make sure to moisturize after use, if you’re trying to clear away acne scars.
This clay removes impurities and particles that clog pores, offering a deep cleansing effect. Because of this, it can also be used to clear away acne. Since it dries out the skin, those with oily, acne-prone skin will find this to be a go-to source for balancing out and clearing your skin.
How to Use These Clays from the Earth
If you are still in love with bentonite clay, you can still use it in your facial masks. In fact, I combine all of them together to make my masks. I just didn’t list it here because it is so commonly used. With a mixture like this, you have a great combination of benefits working for your skin. I find my skin to be smooth, more even-toned and I have little to no breakouts (but that’s because I combined a healthy diet and I no longer consume dairy).
When mixing together your clays, you can either use water or oil. Obviously, if you have oily skin, then water would do you just fine, and vice versa. Make sure that when mixing the clays together, that you’re using a non-metallic bowl and spoon, as the clays are like magnets and will absorb the metals — you don’t want this going onto your face!
Make sure to refrigerate whatever you have left over because it will get moldy. You only need to use a clay mask once or twice a week. However, when I first started, I used it everyday for two weeks (until all my acne was gone), then I slowed down to once a week. I have oily skin, but it’s no longer overly oily.
At first, you may feel lots of itching — this is the clay pulling out all that crap in your face! After using it for about 5 days straight, it calmed down a lot, which meant my skin was just about purified.
As for the ratios of what to use, I simply combine an equal portion of each. Depending on how much you’re trying to make, you only need about a tsp of each powder — just enough to give you a mask or two. The consistency should be creamy, but not too watery. Allow it to completely dry, but if it starts to crack, then you’ve left it on for too long.
If you’re battling acne and acne scars, give these four clays a try and see how it helps to even out your skin!