You know I love beauty masks, especially those with clay because of the benefits for your skin.The type of clay I like most is bentonite clay. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of it. What you need to know about it is that it’s a healing clay and it’s great for your skin. Some people even like to eat or drink it. I’ll just be focusing on the benefits for your skin though.

Treats Skin Conditions Such as Eczema and Dermatitis

If you combine the clay with water and let the mixture dry on your skin it will absorb the bacteria and toxins to remove them and cleanse your skin. With a good clay treatment your skin can be free of blemishes and redness. Bentonite clay can also fight allergic reactions and poison ivy. This antibiotic power of bentonite clay also means that it can be used to clear up skin conditions such as eczema and help your skin recover from a cut or wound.

Bath Soak For Toxin Removal

The next time you run a bath you should throw in some bentonite clay to create a soaking liquid that binds to the toxins your skin releases in the bath. The clay makes your bath more effective and leaves you feeling smoother, better hydrated and less inflamed than a regular bath would. It also makes things much more relaxing. Just sit in the bath, wash yourself off, and let the clay take care of all the hard work.

Baby Powder

Bentonite clay is good for your baby’s skin as well as yours. It makes for a wonderful alternative to baby powder. It reduces redness and irritation and soothes skin in much the same way as traditional baby powder. It’s also much gentler than regular baby powder and is a natural cleanser. Just apply some of the clay to the skin and let it sit for a few minutes before you wash it away.


Bentonite clay isn’t the only clay that’s good for your skin. Kaolin clay benefits include detoxifying your skin. This clay is rich in silica which can be used to remove dead skin cells so that new ones can take its place and your skin regenerates and refreshes. This detoxifies and purifies your skin. Kaolin clay also contains minerals and phytonutrients that keep your skin free of toxins. To get these benefits you should apply a thin layer to your skin or face and leave it for half an hour before washing it out.

Softens the Skin

If you want softer skin then you need to get some kaolin clay powder. You can take this powder and soften your skin with it by mixing into your regular lotion or skin cream and applying it as usual. To enhance the effects consider using an essential oil. Many people who have tried kaolin clay powder have reported it makes their skin softer, so give it a try for yourself.

Clay is useful for more than just pottery. See what bentonite clay, kaolin clay, and all the other kinds of clay can do for your skin.  I would also love to hear about your results 🙂