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Skincare can come in various forms and varied ingredients, such as home regimens that have rejuvenating bentonite clay. 

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay, a natural absorbent, has been used for skincare and medical purposes for ages. Formed from aged volcanic ashes, it is known for its ability to absorb dirt, bacteria, and toxins from the skin. With high cation exchange, it attracts positively charged ions. Found in Fort Benton, Wyoming, and other places globally, bentonite clay is a popular ingredient in skincare due to its exfoliating and impurity-clearing properties and has been used in various cultures for centuries.

Skincare Regimen

Consider purchasing cosmetic grade bentonite clay for DIY beauty recipes, as it can be used for mud masks, hair masks, acne treatments, and more. Brands like Bulk Apothecary and Pure Body Naturals offer pure bentonite clay products for skin rejuvenation and detoxification. Just remember, cosmetic grade bentonite clay is for external use only and is not suitable for ingestion.

Face Mask

Bentonite clay face masks are a great addition to a self-care routine, offering natural benefits without chemicals. To make your own mask, mix bentonite clay with water (one to three ratio), apply it to your face, and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. 

For a ready-made option, try Kiehl's Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, which includes bentonite clay, sustainably sourced aloe vera, and Amazonian white clay. This mask can help reduce excess oil, detoxify skin, and minimize pores. Use once or twice a week on clean skin for best results, particularly suitable for normal to oily skin types.

Bath and Soap

Bentonite clay is not only great for skincare but also a relaxing bath experience. Research shows it can help alleviate skin irritation, making it perfect for a soothing bath. Simply add one to two cups of clay to a tub of hot water, mix, soak, and relax. For a detoxifying soap, try adding bentonite clay to a DIY soap recipe to cleanse and purify your skin. 

You can also try the White Rock Soap Gallery Bentonite Clay Soap, which helps pull out dirt, oil, and grime, leaving your skin feeling refreshed. Enjoy the benefits of bentonite clay in your bath routine for a spa-like experience at home.

Undereye Care

Bentonite clay can be a game-changer for reducing puffy eyes. If your eyes are tired and puffy, applying a thick layer of clay paste can help alleviate these effects. If you include a couple of sessions of this in your weekly routine, the bentonite clay may reduce some of your undereye inflammation as it absorbs the excess fluid. 

You can also try the Mississippi Miracle Clay Morning Eye Mask, which is specially formulated to invigorate, stimulate, and refresh the eye area. Bentonite clay in the Morning Eye Mask reduces puffiness while increasing circulation around the eye area. 

Acne Spot Treatment

Bentonite clay can be a powerful ally in fighting acne. Its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties make it a natural choice for acne treatment. To use it as a spot treatment, simply make a paste with bentonite clay and water, and apply it directly to the pimple. Let it sit untouched on the spot for about 20 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

This can help reduce inflammation and draw out impurities. Another option is Fat and the Moon Pimple Mud, a herbal spot treatment containing bentonite clay and witch hazel. This treatment can help support the skin's integrity and balance the skin's biome, aiding in the healing process.