My name is Diana, and I am a face mask addict… haha ok so maybe they do not have a support group like AA for beauty product addicts, but if they did, my husband would turn me in! After hearing some women on the train talking about this fabulous face mask called Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, I purchased it as soon as I got home. So what caught my attention from the conversation I overheard on the train? One lady said that after applying the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay she could literally feel her skin and face pulsating, and after she washed it off, her skin was completely smooth and a couple of small pimples that were forming got sucked out. I have heard lots of claims and had plenty of experience with face masks that leave your skin dramatically smoother, softer and clearer… however, a face mask that you could actually feel working physically because your skin pulsates? Now THAT is intriguing!
As you can see from the packaging, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay claims to be the “World’s Most Powerful Facial” and is made of 100% natural Calcium Bentonite Clay for deep pore cleansing. But it is the back of the container that sounds even more fascinating… big red letters say “Feel Your Face Pulsate!” (just like the lady on the train said!)… but there are even more uses for Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay apparently. “Facials, acne, bodywraps, clay baths, foot soaks, chilled clay for knee packs and insect bites” are just a few of the things that the back of the container say it can be used for.
I was not sure what I would see when I opened the container of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, but as you can see in the photo above, it is a fine clay powder. The great thing about getting the face mask in powder form is that it won’t dry out after you open it and you will get a fresh face mask every time you mix one up (as opposed to face masks that you buy already made and that sit on the shelf for who knows how long until you buy it and use it up).
The directions said to mix equal parts of the clay powder with either water or raw apple cider vinegar. I absolutely LOVE using Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar when I make my own homemade beauty treatments, so I of course opted for this over water. It is important to note that you should use raw apple cider vinegar, especially ones where the package say “with the mother” on them like Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar because that is what adds all the extra nutrients that is so great for you skin. The only downside of using apple cider vinegar in the face mask instead of water is that water makes a more mild smelling face mask, but since when do people really care about what a face mask smells like anyway.
As soon as you mix together the clay powder and the apple cider vinegar, you will start to see little bubbles forming in the face mask. This is when I started to get excited! A bubbling potion for a face mask? It has got to be amazing! Clearly I made a larger portion than just one face mask, but I wanted for you to be able to see the bubbling action and the exact creamy consistency you should look for.
Next, you apply the face mask between 1/4″ and 1/2″ thick. Then you wait for the magic to happen. The package says to wait 5-10 minutes for delicate skin or 15-20 minutes for normal skin. I kept it on for as long as I could, which was about 30 minutes. I slowly felt my face pulling, tightening and pulsating… just like the package and the lady said! But when I rinsed off the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, I was not expecting to find a bright red face. So my first reaction was “oh my gosh, I must be having an allergic reaction?!?” but then I went back to the package and read the last line which said “Slight redness of the skin is normal and will disappear in about 30 minutes.” Phew, what a relief!
As a testament of my love for my readers, I am even showing you quite an unflattering photo of me right after I took off the face mask. You can see the normal skin color under my eyes where there was no face mask, and then the bright red skin from the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. Sure enough, the redness went away within 30 minutes and I was left with soft skin… and a few pimples that I had on my face definitely had already decreased in size just from this one treatment. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is definitely a keeper!