I have good news and bad news. The bad news is; the weekend is over. The good news is; it's Mask Monday! I have a couple masks that I keep in rotation, but my favorites for detoxing and clearing up a breakout fast include bentonite clay.
Bentonite clay is made of volcanic ash. It's known for its healing and cleansing properties and has been used for centuries all over the world. I've heard of people actually eating it, but I'm not sure I'm about that life. The clay deep cleans and removes many of the toxins we come in contact with everyday from the air, the chemicals we put on our body, cleaning products we come in contact with and low quality foods we eat.
This clay is naturally negatively charged, while many of the toxins in our body are positively charged. This makes bentonite clay a magnet for toxins (for more on how to rid your body of positive ions, check out my post titled "When it's Okay to be Salty"). It's helpful in clearing up various skin ailments like acne, eczema, and allergic reactions. Pour some in your bath water after a tough workout to soothe your muscles. Bentonite clay is also used in a lot of natural tooth pastes because of its antibacterial properties and amazing ability to detoxify our mouths.
One of my favorite bentonite masks is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. I've been using it for years. Click/tap the picture above to see my full night time skin care routine. Let me know how it works for you!