Consuming clay, also known as geophagy, is a practice that has cultural and traditional significance in some communities. While it’s generally considered safe in small amounts, there are potential effects on both the body and the skin.
Effects of consuming clay on the skin:
- Mineral Absorption: Clay contains minerals that may be absorbed through the digestive system and, in turn, affect skin health.
- Detoxification: Some believe that clay consumption can aid in detoxifying the body, potentially influencing skin appearance.
- Digestive Health: Improved digestion from clay consumption could indirectly contribute to healthier-looking skin.
It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before consuming clay, as excessive intake could have unintended health consequences.