You may or may not have heard of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It’s kind of been taking the skincare scene by storm for quite a while but what is it? And is it worth the hype? I decided to buy it and check it out! If you’re new to face masks you can also check out my other face mask post I did!
What is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay?
It is 100% natural calcium bentonite clay from Death Valley, California. According to their website it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees that’s a toasty 56°C! Containing over 70 trace minerals this clay is said to be healing and its been used for thousands of years. Bentonite clay also contains negative ions but what the hell does that mean? This attracts heavy metals and toxins which bound them to the clay. This is also why it’s important that you don’t use metal when you’re mixing the mask up.
What will the clay do for my skin?
People with acne are saying this clay mask has helped clear up their skin. I’ve also read about people that have used it on eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis and having positive results. I will give anything a try when my skin is playing up and if it was good for the celebrities from 1000 years ago… it’s good enough for me. It’s also worth noting that this mask can give your skin a pulsating feeling, I know I personally experience that and it doesn’t bother me. Other people don’t love the feeling so perhaps test it in a small area first.
What do you mix it with?
This mask doesn’t come pre made. It’s up to you to mix it and the general suggestion is apple cider vinegar or just plain water. I went for the apple cider vinegar but did stumble across some recipes on the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay website. They suggest using ingredients including green tea and vitamin c but for now I’m just sticking with the clay and vinegar.
When I am mixing the mask I start with equal parts clay to apple cider vinegar. Usually this leaves it just a little on the thick side so I add tiny bits of vinegar until it’s a creamier texture. I also picked up a mixing bowl and brush set on amazon. Remember don’t use metal! Go for plastic, glass or wood.
How do you apply the mask?
I use the brush that was included in my face mask bowl set from Amazon. Just apply it as you would any other mask, avoid the eye area, leave for 5-20 minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is. I leave mines usually around the 15 minute mark. Some days I’ve even used this mask as a spot treatment for a quick fix.
Final thoughts on Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay!
Honestly I really like this mask. I paid £10.69 when I bought the clay and feel like it will last me forever so it’s really good value for money. My skin suffers from quite painful breakouts that often don’t come to anything, Just large, red, angry lumps. The first time I used this face mask I popped it on at night time, rinsed it off, went to bed and when I woke up my skin wasn’t as sore and I noticed a big difference on how inflamed my skin was. Saying that the first time I rinsed the mask off I panicked because my face was bright red. That soon disappeared so I would recommend using this mask when you’re not planning on going anywhere immediately after using it.
I ordered this mask to use purely to review for you. Now it has pride of place along side my favorite skincare products. Seriously it’s worth trying. I have spent a fortune on products promising this and that. This is one of the only face masks that I’ve noticed an instant improvement!