Health & Beauty Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
My number one skincare rule is to always wash my face at night, but last week I broke it for the first time in a long time. I was on a family vacation and I ran out of my face wash the last night. The easy solution would have been to one of my sister-in-law’s rooms to see if I could borrow a pump of theirs, but I was drained from being out in the sun all day, so I let myself be lazy and fell asleep with my makeup on.
Instant regret hit me when I woke up with a dry face and mascara smeared down my cheeks. I had no doubt I was headed for a breakout, and sure enough, my skin has been a nightmare this week. Usually, I’d just ride it out and wait for the acne to die down, but this time I was able to put the Health & Beauty Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay to the test.
The clay comes in a powder form and you mix it with water. In my opinion, this has its benefits. I’ve used clay masks in the past that come in a liquid form, and they always clump up in the bottle and lose their texture over time.
The instructions say to add equal parts healing clay and water in a non-metal bowl and to add more clay if needed. I started with three tablespoons of clay and water and had to add about another tablespoon of the clay in.
Next time I’ll only use one tablespoon of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, as three tablespoons way too much and I hated having to dump the excess product. The texture of the clay is pretty thick, and a little goes a long way.
I decided to add a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the mixture as well, as it’s known for its calming skin benefits. I figured my skin could use the acne-fighting and skin-calming combo.
When applying the healing clay, it went on thinner in some spots and clumpy in others. I worried that I didn’t have enough on my face, but as it started to dry I quickly realized I had plenty on.
The instructions note that your skin will begin to feel tight, and I assumed the tightness would be similar to other clay masks I’ve used in the past. However, I was wrong. Once the product dried it was so tight that I felt like I was getting a mini face-lift, which wasn’t a bad thing.
After 15 minutes I washed the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay off my face. Rinsing with water only wasn’t getting all of the product off, so I washed it off with a warm washcloth instead, which added an extra relaxing element to my mini spa night.
My face was slightly red for about 15 minutes, but I wasn’t worried because the label states that this may happen. While my acne wasn’t instantly gone, I did notice my skin was visibly brighter and felt more moisturized.
I can honestly say that the next morning when I woke up, my skin looked a lot clearer than it did the night before. I’ve tried a lot of facemasks for breakouts, and I can’t say this about many. In fact, most masks have made my skin worse.
In other words, this healing clay will be your new skincare best friend. I definitely recommend giving it a try if your skin is in need of a pick-me-up. Actually, you should give it a try even if your face isn’t wreaking havoc. It can also be used for body wraps, foot soaks, and clay baths.