Self-care is something that should be a priority for everyone, especially at the moment when life is so very stressful and there’s so much going on. 

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when daily headlines are so very negative over a prolonged period of time, but scheduling in some self-care – even if it’s just half an hour or so – can really help you press the reset button, recharge your batteries and make you feel more capable of handling what 2020 has to throw at you.

If you’re looking for something new to add to your beauty regime, what about bentonite clay powder? This is a natural clay that has a very fine, soft texture and it has all sorts of cosmetic benefits that could prove very revitalising for you at this difficult time.

It’s been used for thousands of years as a skin treatment, helping to remove all those nasty impurities that can lead to breakouts, acne, dry skin, wrinkles and so on – and it’s an ingredient in all sorts of different products you can find on the market these days, so you know you’re onto a winner if the big names in beauty are using it.

If you’re not happy with the quality of your skin and want to see if this powder can help, it couldn’t be easier to use. All you need to do is mix some with a bit of water to form a thick paste and then apply it to the areas of your face (or elsewhere on your body) that are prone to spots.

Leave it on for 20 minutes, then give it a good rinse. Repeat a couple of times a week and you should start seeing some great results.

It’s not just your skin that could benefit, however, and there are many out there who use this powder in their diet, as well. It’s often used for detoxing and forms an integral part of our fasting pack, which can help you lose weight, get rid of nasty toxins, give you more energy and help you feel more in control of your overall health and wellbeing.

All you need to do is mix a tablespoon of the powder in with some water four times a day to really flush your system. And it’s easy to make up a big batch – just mix four heaped tablespoons with sufficient water and then leave in a jar to soak, pouring a small cup from your jar as and when you need to.

If you are thinking of fasting, make sure that you drink lots of water. It’s best to carry a bottle with you wherever you go, but make sure that you only take small regular sips, instead of gulping down lots at a time. When you start reintroducing food, make sure you begin with salads, vegetables and raw fruit. You should feel full very quickly!