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, soothe 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! You can purchase a 1lb tub of Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay on Amazon.
Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay
This is because the Indian Healing Clay is 100% Natural Calcium 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.”
It can be so difficult to be an acne solution that works. Everyone has acne that is different, and finding a universal solution is tough, to say the least. It passes as we get older for most, but many factors including seasons, products, hormones, stress levels, and self-care maintenance can impact the amount of sebum. Whether Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay will work for you will always be dependent on the type of acne you have, and the cause. If it is caused by a product, then using another may irritate your skin more. Likewise, if you have sensitive skin, then mixing this product with apple cider vinegar, however good for acne, may aggravate your skin. I would consider avoiding damaging the natural PH of your face and mix the clay with water.
It’s super easy to apply, just mix equal parts of clay and Apple cider vinegar or water when applying your DIY face mask. I do not use apple cider vinegar as I have sensitive skin, adding a couple of drops of tea tree oil instead of soothing 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 – 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, 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, depending on the number of times you apply a week! If you are in need of a new facial, Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay is the one.
- little goes a long way
- starts working immediately
- can be applied with a foundation brush
- harder to apply than a sheet mask or serum
- some may not like the tightening feeling
- causes redness
- takes time to see improvements
- cannot give it a trial run
- clay needs breaking down before it goes into the sink
- drys the skin out