Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Review: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Hey everyone! Today I'm going to be reviewing the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, which has been a part of my routine off and on for about a year. I can't believe I haven't done this review sooner, as I am a big fan!

Here is a description of the product taken from Amazon:

Indian healing clays have been used for centuries to beautify and refresh when used as a facial mask. Cleopatra used clay from the Nile River and the Arabian Desert over 1800 years ago, as part of her beauty ritual. German and roman spas have been using clay packs and treatments in the spas they built 4,000 years ago. Many of these spas still exist and use clay even today. Pliney the elder devoted an entire chapter of his "natural history" to the many uses of clay for pimples, black heads and skin tightening. Many famous naturopaths, such as kuhn, just and kneipp have contributed to the revival of the uses of clay through their natural treatments for arthritis and skin ailments. Aztec Indian healing clay- a brief history - the world’s most powerful facial and the use of clay with apple cider vinegar can be dated back to the southern French priest of the16th century, kneipp, and his natural treatments using clay packs and poultices. Throughout history, the use of clay, specifically green clay or bentonite, is well documented. To learn more about clay, look for "our earth our cure" by Raymond Dexteit, translated by Michel Abehsera in your local health food store or book store. Aztec secret Indian healing clay is bentonite clay from Death Valley, California, where it is sun- dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. 

This stuff literally looks like dirt, but it's magical dirt! All you have to do is mix equal parts of the clay with apple cider vinegar, spread it on your face, let it dry for 5-10 minutes if you have sensitive skin, or 15-20 minutes for normal skin. I have sensitive skin and can leave it on for 10 minutes. You can also mix this with water, but it gets pretty clumpy and doesn't spread as easily. When I have this on my face, I can feel it tighten alot, but in a good way! It can get pretty tingly too because of the vinegar, and the smell can be pretty pungent. I personally don't mind it as it really helps clean out my pores and controls oil. It's pretty darn messy too, so what I do is put some of the clay and vinegar in a small bowl and mix it that way. I then use a small foundation brush to wipe it over my skin.

My face after it's been on for about 5 minutes
After time is up, I recommend cleaning it off with a warm washcloth and then rinsing any excess off with warm water. I also should say that this can have the potential to clog pipes, so once it's completely rinsed off, put your water faucet all the way on hot and let it run down the drain for a little bit. That seems to do the trick for me. Anyways, once this is all rinsed off and my face is dried, I have pretty red skin for about an hour after using this. If you have sensitive skin like I do, only use this mask at night for that reason. I either then follow up with a hydrating mask, or just a ton of serum/moisturizer. Anything I use on my face after using this mask sinks right into my skin. When I wake up in the morning, my face looks so pretty! My pores look so much smaller, my skin looks calmer, and if I have any breakouts, they're completely gone. 

This product is seriously a miracle worker in my opinion! I'm a mask junkie, and I've used a bunch of different ones. I can safely say this is probably my favorite mask I've ever used to help clear out my pores. It's also super inexpensive too. This whole 1 pound container only costs $9.42, and it's also the #5 product in Beauty on Amazon. If that doesn't tell you it's good, I don't know what does!

Would you try, or have you tried this mask?


  1. It sounds interesting, and thanks for the warning about clogging pipes.


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