Think a bentonite clay mask is only for oily or acne-prone skin? Think again!
Bentonite clay can be used for just about any skin type and has been known to benefit dry skin as well as more oily skin types.
The trick is how you use it. With dry skin, the goal is to clean, exfoliate, and soften your skin without drying it out or causing even more irritation, and bentonite clay is perfect for that.
How to use a bentonite clay mask for dry skin
First of all, there are two different ways you can do this: mix a clay mask from scratch, or use a premixed clay.
To mix your own mask, purchase a tub of Aztec Secret Clay (the clay we recommend and use in all of our products) and mix with water or apple cider vinegar in a non-metal bowl with non-metal utensils. (Metal messes with the slight electric charge in clay that’s responsible for drawing impurities out of the skin.)
Or simply grab our premixed Bentonite Secret clay mask and skip the entire mixing step!
Then, wash off after 15 minutes for the homemade mask and after 5 minutes for our Bentonite Secret Mask.
If you had oily or acne-prone skin, you’d want to use the clay more often, but for your dry skin, simply apply a thin layer and use about once a week.
If you use the mask you mix yourself, you may want to use it even less, since our premixed clay tends to be more gentle than the stuff you make yourself.
Using the clay mask once a week can gently clean and exfoliate your skin without irritating it. You might also notice improved texture and a brighter skin tone.
A few more tips for using a bentonite clay mask on dry skin:
- Always do a patch test before using a new skin product, including bentonite clay mask. Before putting it on your face, dab a little clay on the inside of your wrist, let it dry, and wash it off to make sure you don’t have a negative reaction. If your wrist looks and feels fine, try it on your face!
- Apply an all-natural moisturizer after washing off the clay mask.
- If your skin feels irritated or too dry, adjust your schedule until you still notice benefits without added dryness.
As always, listen to your skin and adjust your skin care routine as needed!