Since ancient times clay has played an important role. The Egyptians used the clay in their mummification process as well as for beauty purposes, Ancient Greeks used clay to treat fractures by using it as a plaster. In the first World War it was mixed with mustard to protect soldiers from dysentry. Clay can also be used for veterinary purposes, often an injured animal will instinctively be attracted to the clay. However, clay is continuing to find favour as more natural and holistic therapies flourish.Clay comes from mother rocks which are transformed century after century with the help of time and rain water. It is transformed and gorged with trace elements, rare mineral salts such as: Silica, Magnesium, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Magnese, Selenium, Iron, Sodium, Zinc and becomes a high content biomineral complex. All elements act in a synergy, some pickup impurities, others activate cellular replenishment or drain impurities.
Clay contains 40% of silica which serves as a natural cement, it tones up, regenerates and stimulates the skin. Magnesium and Calcium are involved in the stimulation of cells and also regenerate the skin. Potassium, magnese and sodium help to preserve elasticity and favour the synthesis of the cells and obtain a weaving effect.
These minerals usually decline in women after the age of 45. A distinctive feature of clay is its ability to act as a blotter. It absorbs and removes the colourless veil from the skin, lifts off dead cells and tones. After using clay your skin breathes, purifies and regains its glowing radiance. Clay is a versatile product it can be used for face masks, cleansers, body wraps, baths, poultices, hair treatments, oil free massages, dusting powder and much more.
The benefits of using clay are it firms, tones and cleanses the skin, rids the body of toxins, cellulite reduction as it compacts fatty tissues and tightens the skin and the results are immediate. However lost inches will gradually return so a healthy diet is important. Drinking lots of water will help to flush out your system. However, it is important to use the clay which best suits the problem being treated or the temperament of the person.