Do you have questions about bentonite clay? Are you wondering if it will work for you?
You’re definitely not alone! Let’s address some of the most common questions and concerns we hear about Bentonite Secret Clay and bentonite clay in general.
The Most Common Bentonite Clay FAQs
Does bentonite clay help with acne and oily skin?
Many, many people have seen great improvements in their acne with the use of bentonite clay! That’s actually one of the main reasons why people use bentonite clay masks.
Take a look at these reviews, or you can browse the 18,000+ reviews of Aztec Secret Clay on Amazon. And Aztec Secret clay is what our Bentonite Secret Clay Mask is made of! You get all the benefits of Aztec Secret and more, with added convenience because you don’t have to mix anything.
I have very sensitive skin. Should I use bentonite clay?
Some people with sensitive skin have reported that bentonite clay causes irritation. The clay is powerful, so make sure to test a small amount on the inside of your wrist before applying it to your face. If you don’t experience irritation there, you should be good to go!
People with sensitive skin may also want to use the clay less often (no more than once a week) and leave it on for no longer than five minutes. Learn more about using Bentonite Secret Clay for your skin type here.
Our pre-mixed clay mask is also more gentle than a mask that you make yourself, so give it a try!
How do I use bentonite clay?
There are tons of recipes out there for making a clay mask, but the most common method is to mix a small amount of powdered bentonite clay with enough water or apple cider vinegar to form a paste. Then, apply the paste evenly over your face and leave on for 10-15 minutes.
If mixing and waiting sounds a little too tedious, we highly recommend our premixed clay mask. You can apply it straight out of the tube and it dries in only 5 minutes. It’s so fast, you could do a quick mask in the morning before work!
I read an article that says bentonite clay contains lead. Is this true?
The short answer is “Yes, but…”
All bentonite clay does contain some lead, but not all bentonite clays are created equal. The location from which the clay originated makes a huge difference in its mineral composition. Some clays contain more lead than others.
Bentonite Secret Clay comes from California, and has been found to have less lead than other types of clays.
Our own Bentonite Secret Clay Mask is spa-quality and are triple-tested to ensure that it does not contain harmful levels of lead.
Can I use bentonite clay while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Bentonite clay is gentle, and I’ve always used it when pregnant and breastfeeding. However, make sure to double check with your doctor to make sure it’s safe for YOU to use.
Can I use bentonite clay on my hair?
Absolutely! That beauty adage “what’s good for the skin is good for the hair” (and vice versa) holds true here. Many people use clay instead of their regular shampoo and conditioner and find that it helps regulate their oil levels.
How does bentonite clay work?
When hydrated, bentonite clay has a slight magnetic charge that draws oil and impurities out of the skin. It’s also slightly exfoliating, which gently removes dirt and dead skin cells, leaving your face clean and your pores clear.
Is bentonite clay vegan?
Bentonite clay comes straight out the ground, so no animals are involved in its creation. Our own Bentonite Secret Clay Mask contain no animal products and is never tested on animals.
Where does bentonite clay come from?
Most bentonite clay comes from Fort Benton, Wyoming, which is where it gets its name. Bentonite Secret Clay comes from Death Valley, California.
How does bentonite clay differ from other clay masks?
There are lots of different kinds of clay, and they all have their own color, mineral composition, and use. Bentonite clay is a good all-purpose clay, but is especially effective for acne and oily skin.
If you’re curious, give bentonite clay a try!