The use of clay for its healing benefits began with Aristotle (384-322 BC) and has been used around the world for centuries to heal, both internally and externally. Egyptians considered French Green Clay in particular to be very sacred, due to its amazing regenerating and energetic properties.
Science is now starting to prove the mechanism of action behind the use of clays for healing skin conditions like acne and ulcers (Williams 2010).
Clays are by nature absorptive - they absorbs toxins and contaminants from the skin when applied topically. French Green Clay is also very high in trace minerals – it’s like a superfood for the skin! The clay works very gently to draw out the bad stuff (toxins) and put in the good stuff (minerals).
If you are suffering from breakouts, here’s how a clay mask can help:
- Spot treat overnight by applying SkinB5’s Skin Purifying Mask over the affected area. This mask contains French Green Clay which will allow the excess oil and toxins to be drawn out while you sleep, as well as provide an intense mineral, vitamin & herbal treatment direct to the area.
- Treat your face with a full Skin Purifying Mask treatment 1-2x per week. Put the mask on a clean damp face, leave it on for 5 minutes to dry then rinse off with warm water.
Natural clay extracts have been clinically proven to have antibacterial actions against strains of bacteria that are commonly resistant to many antibiotics, including Escherichia coli (E.coli), Staphylococcus aureus, PRSA, MRSA, Mycobacterium marinum and Salmonella Typhimurium to name a few (Haydel et al. 2008). Therefore using clay masks and spot treatments over acne can provide amazing antibacterial benefits to kill any potential underlying bacterial contaminants. The clay will also draw out impurities and assist in healing the skin.
French Green Clay contains a vast array of nutrients, including magnesium, calcium, iron, silica and potassium. Putting this on your skin provides a healing wonderland to occur by adding all these wonderful minerals directly into the skin, while the clay also absorbs impurities from the site. Using it frequently, alongside nutritional therapies like high dose vitamin B5 and Zinc (as found in SkinB5’s natural Acne Control Tablets) will speed up healing, lesson scarring and prevent further breakouts occurring.
Haley is a passionate Naturopath & nutrition expert, writer, and mum of 2 young children, with years of experience in the industry. She is a known as a real 'nutrition nerd' and follows the latest natural health research. As a Paleo and raw food enthusiast, she coaches people in healthy living, beauty and positive mindset. Haley has personally experienced the benefits of the SkinB5 natural acne treatment system and is happy to offer her guidance to help others regain clear skin. Follow her blog at www.aliveinwonderland.com & link with her on facebook at www.facebook.com/aliveinwonderlandhealth