Used for hundreds of years, clay has been found to hold amazing healing properties. Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay claims to nourish hair, clear acne scars, sooth cuts, bruises and wounds, treat rashes, insect bites, psoriasis and eczema. It does this by drawing out excess sebum (oil) and bad toxins from the skin. Seems like a wonder product! This is because the Indian Healing Clay is 100% Bentonite clay: here’s the science bit: “Bentonite clay is a clay that is mined from the earth, and it’s formed after volcanic ash has weathered and aged. It has a strong negative electromagnetic charge, and when activated by water, it acts like a magnet in and on our bodies, pulling metals and toxins to it.” You can purchase a 1lb tub of Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay on Amazon.
It’s super easy to apply, just mix equal parts of clay and Apple cider vinegar or water when applying your face. I personally do not use apple cider vinegar as I have sensitive skin, adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil instead to soothe my skin. It should form a thick green paste, just like mud. Then apply 1/4 – 1/2 inch of the paste equally onto the face or other area. I personally use a foundation brush to do this – but make sure it’s only used for facials and not foundation.
Leave it to dry for 5 – 10 minutes (you should feel it pulsating on the skin). You’ll know when it’s dry as the paste turns a lighter green and begins to crack. Leave another 15 – 20 minutes before washing off with warm water. I find my skin really dries out and turns super red for about half an hour, but this is completely normal, it’s because the blood has risen to the surface of the skin. They recommend to use this mask once a week, and more if you have sensitive skin. I use this twice a week because my skin can get quite oily at times.
I have to admit, I love this product! If you have very sensitive skin I would recommend to not use this as often, or not at all because at the beginning it could be quite harsh on the skin. However, it does pay off, after 2 weeks of use I can see my acne scars diminishing and spots reducing. My only real criticism is that it can get quite messy as the clay comes in powder form, and becomes very crumbly on the skin. In all honesty though, it’s a small issue that’s easily forgotten because the results of using this mask are great. Price wise – it’s also affordable: £11, and it will last at least 4 months! If you are in need of a new facial, Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay is the one.
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