Sunday, August 4, 2013


I've always had a problem with my skin lately, having breakouts here and there...I don't know if it's the desert summer weather or just my hormones. Although breakouts can come and go, my big pores are always there. I've tried a lot of skin products, skin regime but still they are still so visible!

Surprisingly this week I've discovered a natural way to get rid of them or should I say the least minimize them. It's BENTONITE CLAY!!! Yes, you read it right, bentonite clay. First let me tell you what is bentonite clay.

Bentonite Clay is a very unique substance, formed primarily of Montmorillonite, which is an extremely flat crystal flake, that carries a relatively strong negative ionic charge. The negative charge is compensated for by adsorbing a cation (either Sodium or Calcium) to the interior of the molecule, this is what makes it either Sodium Bentonite or Calcium Bentonite Clay. To put it another way think of the Montmorillonite crystal flake resembling two pieces of bread, with a strong vacuum pulling the lunch meat in between them, whatever lands there (Sodium or Calcium) determines what kind of sandwich it will be. Now when you activate this clay sandwich it will magnetically grab the junk in your body (heavy metals, toxins, acid, etc.…) and trade them for the” lunch meat” taking the toxins out in your waste. The two different clays although very similar in their inert state (dry) have very different applications when activated (mixed with water).

Bentonite Clay Mask:
A clay mask made from Bentonite draws excess oils and debris to the surface of your skin, boosts circulation to tighten the skin and stimulate blood flow, and whisks away dead skin cells that can clog pores.

At first, I just wanted to try it for my severely oily face. I was really surprised after washing it off that my skin was not just oil free but my pores are gone and very smooth. A little advise though not to leave it for more that 20 minutes, it will make your skin dry and itchy (I left it once for 30 minutes and had a severe skin irritation). I am just glad that I grow aloe vera at home and I immediately cut off a leaf and spread the juice all over the irritated skin and viola, no more itchy and swelling skin! ( aloe vera is a great natural antiseptic!)

Don't use metal utensil to prepare the clay mask.
I use equal measurement of bentonite clay and filtered water.
For face mask: 1 teaspoon is enough for one use.
Do this only once a week.
I immediately rub my face with coconut oil or argan oil after washing off the clay mask.

If you'll try this, let me know your result!


  1. Hi there, I was looking for bentonite clay here in Dubai and stumbled on your blog. I love to use it on my face too. Where did you get it here in Dubai ? Thank you :)

    1. Hi there, I order mine from the US, as I posted above. I will be going there this Sept, I will be happy to bring some for you as I know, its hard to find it here in Dubai.

    2. Thank you so much. I did some googling and found it in The Aztec one. Is it the real one ? If not, I'd love you to bring me some. How can I get in touch with you ?

    3. I am not sure about the one from souq, i only order mine online from the US and i like the products of the website where i order it ( If you wish me to bring you some from the US, you can sms me at 0502468507. :)

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  3. Hi can you please advise how can I get Calcium bentonite clay in Dubai