6/21/13

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Available in Healthy Options for PHP 429 (contains 1 lb / 454 g)
"World's Most Powerful Facial"
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is 100% natural calcium bentonite clay from Death Valley, California; where it is sun dried for up to six months in temperatures that sometimes reach 134 degrees. This helps remove impurities and dirt from the pores, lifts pimples and blackheads, and is ideal for deep pore cleansing.


Directions:

1. Mix clay with equal parts of raw apple cider vinegar and/or water. It is best to use a glass, pottery or wooden bowl; do not use a metal bowl or utensil. Stir the mixture well to a smooth paste. Add more clay or liquid as needed.
Since I'm fairly new to this product, I decided to use water first instead of apple cider vinegar. I also add more filtered water (I'm sure you can use tap water but I dunno this makes me feel safer) to the equal parts mixture until it's a smooth paste. One teaspoon each of clay and water is more than enough for the whole face. Also remember to use warm water because the paste just ends up lumpy and not smooth with cold water.

2. Apply 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch to the face or other area.
1/4 inch thick is that even possible... I just slather on as much product as I can on my face using a clean foundation brush.

3. Let it dry for 5 - 10 minutes for delicate skin and 15 - 20 minutes for normal skin.
The first time I used this as a mask, I left it on for 10 minutes. The second time, I left it on for 15 minutes.

4. Remove clay by washing with warm water.
I run a washcloth in warm water and use this to remove most of the product off of my face, then follow up with a rinse. Slight redness of the skin is completely normal and will disappear in about 30 minutes.

Other Recipes:

Antioxidant Mask
Mix equal parts of the clay with brewed green tea and 500 mg. of vitamin c with bioflavonoids. Apply to skin, allow to dry and rinse.

Foot Mask
Mix equal parts of clay with brewed Pau d' Arco Tea and 5 drops of tea tree oil. Apply to feet, especially in between toes, let fry for 30 minutes and rinse well in warm water.

Honey Mask
Mix equal parts clay with apple cider vinegar, add 1 tbsp raw honey. Apply to skin, allow to dry for 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. 

Body Pack
Mix half a pound of clay with half a pint of apple cider vinegar. Apply a thin coat of mixture to the body and allow to dry for 15 - 20 minutes. Rinse well in the shower.

Tips / Recommendations:
- If you're new to this product, I suggest you test this out first by using water instead of apple cider vinegar and leave it on for 10 minutes. Just for you to get the feel of how it reacts to your skin, because apple cider vinegar and leaving it on for a long time might be too harsh for some.
- Using a foundation brush will let you have better control of applying the product and give a more precise and even application. Plus it leaves your brush soft and smooth afterwards!
- It's best to use this at night, since it leaves the skin slightly red after.

Thoughts:
This is hands down my all time favorite mask! I use this once a week and it's helped in overall improving my skin. After removing the mask my skin feels clean but still hydrated, refreshed, soft and brighter. If you have oily and acne prone skin, I definitely recommend this product. Plus it's cheap, especially for the amount of product given. 


Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

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28 comments:

  1. EEEEP! This is too cute for words!

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    1. Cute? Haha I'm not sure what you mean Tellie!

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  2. Oohh, interesting. I'm always down to try out new facial products, especially masks :) I hope I can find this product in my area!

    -Char
    charsd.blogspot.com

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    1. I first heard about this product from Annie Jaffrey, and according to her it's available at Whole Foods :) Hope that helps!

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  3. This is my HG mask ever! Tried other mask but this still beats all other masks I've tried =)

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    1. I love it! So affordable, too ♥

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  4. I've never heard of this before, but it looks so interesting.

    Great detailed review! Following :)

    xx

    www.forevermissvanity.com

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    1. I highly recommend it! Thank you ♥ Following you back!

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  5. Wow, this is amazing! a must try!!
    ♡,
    Riza of Pour L'instant

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    1. It is! I've even used it on my parents and they like it as well :)

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  6. great post, heard of this product but never thought to try. thanks for sharing and i have enjoyed reading your blog as well. would you like to maybe follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin'? please feel free to check out my blog and let me know if you'd like to.

    xoxo
    1finedai.blogspot.com/

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    1. You should, you might like it! It gives you your money's worth too. Checking it out now :)

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  7. Thanks for the review! I've never heard of this before but it looks like a great product.

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. It is, if you're looking for a new mask to try I say go for this one :)

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  8. this sounds kinda interesting! facial masks are always soo relaxing! thank you for sharing:)
    lots and lots of love from switzerland!
    xxx
    http://fromarmanitozurich.blogspot.ch

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    1. Love facial masks too! They can be quite pricey if you get professional facials so I like treating myself to this whenever my face is looking dull or going through some breakouts!

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  9. Wow. This seems really intense! I'll have to keep an eye out for this stuff.

    7% Solution​

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    1. Not too intense - it's not something anyone's skin wont be able to handle :)
      Just leave it on shorter for sensitive skin!

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  10. Wow, I couldn't agree more! I also have this mask in my stash and it's my go to for breakouts. Great post!
    Also, I'd just like to let you know that I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award! It would be wonderful if you could have a look on my blog via the link below! :)
    Much Love, Minni xx
    http://minnisbeautyjourney.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. So glad to hear you've tried this out too!!
      Thank you so much Minni! I've already made a post awhile back on this award but thank you for nominating me! It really means a lot :) ♥

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  11. U i love doing things with clay, great advice XD

    xox
    bloisfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Just recently discovered clay and I love it! Thanks Ajnira :)

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  12. I haven't seen something like this around before, but I love the idea of being able to mix it up yourself! I think clay is a little too drying for my already dry skin, but it would be great for people who have combination or oilier skin types :) The apple cider vinegar would really make it quite a strong mask!

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    1. It might be a hassle for some but I really like the idea of having control of the consistency, having the option to use water or apple cider vinegar, and having the option to use it for other parts of my body aside from my face - so I love it :) I agree though it might not be as good on dry skin!

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  13. Nakakatanggal ba ng pimple marks yan ? :) :)

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  14. This is an awesome mask that lasts forever! My skin isn’t nearly as rough, red, or broken out as it used to be. Highly recommend.

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