Green clay is one of the most versatile remedies nature has to offer. It is a powerful antiseptic, has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hemostatic (stops blood flow) properties, amongst many others. These properties are due to its components, a mixture of trace elements in which we find: Magnesium, Silica, Sodium, Potassium, Manganese, Iron and Zinc.
Today we are going to discover how many uses this miraculous product has for the skin, body, and your everyday life as well. However, always keep in mind that it is helpful for minor problems and does not replace consulting a specialist.
1) Minor Wounds and Cuts
Green clay can be useful in cleaning and disinfecting small wounds and scrapes. Clay promotes rapid healing of the skin due to its richness in essential trace elements that contribute to tissue cells’ renewal. Mix it with water and leave it on the lesion for the necessary time without allowing the clay to dry.
2) Minor Burns
Clay quickly relieves the pain caused by minor burns. It acts anti-inflammatory, disinfects, and speeds up the healing process by helping the body regenerate skin cells, thus promoting healing. If the clay is applied in time, it can prevent the formation of a blister. Applying a thick compress to the area as soon as possible and leaving it on for about 20 minutes is recommended. Do not let it dry to avoid sticking to the damaged tissue and reapply as often as necessary until the burn symptoms have subsided.
Make a compress of clay and apply it to the neck for twenty minutes, then to the forehead for another twenty minutes. Alternate the places for the necessary time, but without allowing the clay to dry. Repeat if needed.
4) Small Pimples
With its absorbent capacity, clay facilitates the elimination of impurities. Apply a layer of clay to the pimple and let it dry overnight. Rinse with water the next day. Repeat daily until the inflammation disappears and the spot dries up.
5) Muscle Injuries and Strains
Clay is very effective in reducing discomfort caused by tense and sore muscles. It also helps in the recovery of muscle injuries such as sprains, as it relaxes the muscle and regenerates the affected area on a cellular level. It is recommended to cover the area with clay compress and rinse the residue from the area with cold water when it begins to dry out and crack. Apply as often as desired, but the clay does not need to be reused because it absorbs unwanted substances from the body, and reuse could bring them back into your system.
6) Anti-aging Effect
Clay activates cell regeneration, gently exfoliates the skin by removing dead cells, and absorbs impurities and dirt accumulated in the pores. It is more suitable for oily skin, as it can be a bit aggressive for dry skin. Its absorbent properties remove excess oil and deep cleanse, leaving skin toned and radiant. Mix a few teaspoons of the clay (with a small wooden spatula) with mineral water and stir to a smooth paste. Apply an even layer to the face, neck, and chest. Let sit for about ten minutes without allowing the area to dry out, remove with lukewarm water and then apply your favorite moisturizer.
7) Relieve Tired Eyes
Green clay can help soothe and refresh tired eyes. Using gauze, prepare a few small compresses the size of a teabag and leave them on the closed eyes for 20 to 30 minutes. Green clay stimulates blood flow under the skin’s surface, and its ionic exchange allows the body to absorb the right amount of trace elements that promote faster healing.
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