There are times in life when we need to do something for ourselves to help us feel better not only in the moment but going forward.
One of the easiest and most relaxing ways to do this is through a clay bath, which can serve as a remarkable way to detox and relax at the same time using the power of bentonite clay to help refresh and revitalise.
Here are some of the benefits of taking a clay detox bath.
Gently Draws Out Toxins
Typically, when most people talk about detox protocols they are often referring to diets, typically aiding and assisting the liver in its function of purging toxins from the body.
Detox baths work in a similar way by taking advantage of the largest organ in the human body: the skin. Bentonite helps in that process.
So the theory goes, bentonite sticks to the molecules of certain types of toxins, absorbing oil, bacteria, toxins and other unwanted substances.
It is believed that the clay will clump and stick to specific parts of the body when it is drawing out toxins and drop off when it is complete.
Whilst some people eat clay to get this benefit, you can do the same by bathing in it and enjoying an excuse to have a long, relaxing soak in the process.
Helps Treat Oily Skin
As a clay made from volcanic ash, bentonite clay has quite potent absorbent properties, which can make it an effective way to treat oily skin and prevent breakouts in spots and acne.
Often this is done in the form of a clay face mask, but it can also be done through a bath, which in turn also reduces the risk of skin infections.
Bentonite clay is spongelike on your skin, absorbing sebum, oils and dirt, which not only helps to treat infections and dermatitis but also generally softens skin by penetrating deep into it, making it feel nicer to the touch and free of impurities.
Clay expands when it is mixed in water and becomes highly absorbent, clinging to the skin and drawing out impurities, leaving it soft and supple.
Gives Skin A Fresh Start
Most of us are guilty at one point or another of taking our skin for granted. Whether that is sleeping in makeup, indulging a little too much with food that is not great for us, or sunbathing with the right level of SPF.
Even if we don’t do anything wrong, most people do not live in a pollution-free world, and these environmental hazards can build up and take their toll on our skin.
A detox bath refreshes our pours and can work as a reset, allowing us to take steps forward to make ourselves look and feel better.
Can Help Refresh Our Minds
Generally, we can tell when we need to detox because we start to feel lethargic, fatigued and sometimes suffering from headaches.
As with other forms of detox, a bath with clay can leave us feeling refreshed and reinvigorated.