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Clay Uses - Spa Quality Clay Facials and Body Wraps at Home

Bentonite Clay is used in several of the world's finest spas and resorts for facials and full body wraps.  Its unique strong drawing power makes it the one of the most popular facial and body wrap clays.   With one use you will notice it tightens, softens, exfoliates and firms the skin.  You just have to use it to appreciate the difference it has over other muds and clays.

In his book The Healing Clay, Michel Abehsera writes:  "Perhaps the easiest way to use clay is as a skin beautifier.  When applied to the skin as a mask, oxidation and circulation are accelerated, defensive functions stimulated and body temperatures lightly raised.  Thus clay acts rather like a light massage.  In addition, clay, is a balancer and revitalizer."

And Ran Knishinsky writes in his book The Clay Cure:  "The clay facial mask deep-cleans pores, exfoliates dead cells, and leaves the skin feeling soft and clean.  It stimulates skin circulation and has an stringent action on sagging tissues.  The facial muscles become toned from the application of the clay mask."

How to Apply Facials and Body Wraps

For facials, we recommend a light to medium coating of Hydrated Bentonite Clay over the face and neck area.  It does not need to be applied thickly.  Allow it to dry for 15-20 minutes.  Apply warm damp towels to loosen the clay and then wash it off thoroughly using warm water.

For full body wraps, cover your entire body with a light to medium coating of Hydrated Bentonite Clay, and allow it to dry.  Drying outside in the sun is perfect if possible (bikini required in public!).  Then jump in the shower, or in a stream if outside, and wash off.  Your skin will feel soft and firm.

In some cases, the complexion will appear red for a few minutes.  The clay has successfully done its job and has pulled circulation to the area, which aids in healthy rejuvenation of the new skin.  The clay can be used 2-3 times a week or as needed.  Once a week is a good maintenance if you have no significant skin problems, and just want to tighten, firm and soften.

There are many places where you can purchase Hydrated Bentonite Clay.  However, it is often more economical to purchase dry powder clay and mix it yourself.  For information on how to properly mix Dry Powder clay for both internal and external use, please CLICK HERE. 


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