Bentonite clay is one of the most effective, versatile skin care products on the planet!
Part of the reason that it’s so popular is because it works well for almost every skin type. It’s also inexpensive and great for improving all kinds of skin conditions such as acne and rashes, and also for brightening skin.
But that doesn’t mean that everyone should use it the same way! A lot of the effectiveness depends on how often you use a bentonite clay mask.
But how often should YOU use bentonite clay mask?
Well, it depends.
Not every skin type will react to bentonite clay mask the same way, so it’s best to start with general recommendations for your skin type and adjust as needed for your unique skin.
It also depends on the type of clay mask you use.
There are two different ways to use bentonite clay:
1- Get the powdered clay in a tub and mix the mask yourself, using water and/or apple cider vinegar.
This clay is a little more powerful, so you’ll want to use this more sparingly.
2- Get a premixed clay mask, such as our Bentonite Secret Clay Mask. The clay is already hydrated, so you can use it straight out of the tube! It’s also a little more gentle than the mask you mix yourself, so you can use it more often.
As a general rule, oily and acne-prone types can use the mask more often, while those with dry or sensitive skin should use more sparingly.
If you have oily or acne prone skin, you can use our premixed Bentonite Secret clay mask every day! Just apply a thin layer once a day, let dry for five minutes, then wash it off. It won’t clog the sink and it’s so quick, you could use it as part of your morning beauty routine before work!
If you’re mixing your own mask, try using it three times per week. If your skin responds well, you can try adding another day. If your skin feels dry or tight, cut down to two or three times per week.
Those with sensitive or dry skin will need to use the clay less often. Bentonite clay mask can actually help balance your skin and brighten the tone (because dry skin tends to look dull), but you don’t want to overdo it.
If you’re using our premixed mask, try using it three times per week or maybe even every other day. Decrease usage if that still dries you out too much.
If you’re mixing your own mask, don’t use more than once or twice per week, and always make sure to follow up with a gentle, all-natural moisturizer! (This is good advice for all skin types, no matter what kind of clay mask you’re using, but it’s especially important for you! Our Bentonite Secret Moisturizer is the perfect follow-up to a mask.)
Bentonite clay can do wonderful things for your skin, and you’ll get the best results if you listen to your skin and use the mask on a schedule that works for you!