An important tip to remember is to NOT use metal spoons, bowls or instruments. If bentonite comes in contact with metal, it will deactivate it's effectiveness, so opt for plastic, wood or glass spoons and bowls.
For the most powerfully purifying face mask you've ever used, mix equal parts bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar, stir and apply to skin. As the mask begins to dry, you should feel a distinct suction as the clay pulls out the impurities. Once the mask is dry, remove with warm water. Most of us will have a red or pink face afterwards due to the increased blood flow from the suction action. This is great for healing and will fade after awhile! Enjoy the bentonite glow! It's a great, natural facial.
When taken orally, I have witnessed bentonite clay cleanse the body of heavy metals and toxic chemicals, reset and alkalize, balance out gut bacteria, and replace nutrients your body needs and typically lacking (magnesium, silica, sodium, calcium, iron, potassium, copper). Many people report reduced acid and re-flux, coupled with improvements in just about every digestive issue. Seriously, go ahead and research the other reviews and testimonials out there. Some professional resources I like are Dr. Axe and Liana Werner-Gray. Most people recommend taking bentonite clay by stirring 1 tablespoon of clay in a glass of water and drinking until you make it to the bottom sediment, leaving the sediment behind. I have a hard time with the murky water, so I opt for filling empty vegetarian gel caps with the clay and swallowing with a giant glass of water. Be sure to take a couple hours away from food and other vitamins and supplements.
Taking bentonite clay orally has worked better than anything else I've tried for clearing up acne and controlling breakouts. Doctors and people will tell you whatever about acne, but the truth is (in my opinion) when your skin has a breakout of any kind, your body isn't able to successfully rid itself of some type of toxin, so it's being pushed up and out through your largest organ, the skin. These toxins could be many things, and there could be many reasons they are not making it out effectively.
Do not skip the real work --> You need to figure out what the root causes of your health issues are. While you're in process, take your clay.
*Remember gang, I'm not a doctor and the FDA certainly doesn't approve.
Do you use bentonite or other clays? Which are your favorites?