Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Review
One of my New Years resolutions was to get my skin glowing and less puffy. Because I ended up staying up late, eating crappy food and managing a toddler with severe tantrums, my skin took a hit. Adult acne is a pain in the ass, and I mean that sincerely. In any case, I wanted to have a weekly in-home spa day that didn't cost an arm and a leg while feeling chill.
A late night session with my Amazon app led me to this curious skincare product. Upon research, I noticed that the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay averaged an almost perfect review (4.4 out of 5 stars) with over 12,000 reviews. A part of me wondered if all of the reviews were either paid or legitimate. After watching a couple of YouTube reviews on the product, I decided to purchase it.
When I received the product in my hands, one of the first things I've noticed was the generous amount of powder in the jar. I can tell you that from December 2017 through March 2018, I still have about 90% left. For the price that I paid (around $9), it was a steal.
The instructions were easy to follow and recommended for the full effect to use apple cider vinegar (which I already had on hand). The smell alone was a bit horrible (reminded me of stinky feet). To lessen the smell, I added lavender essential oil drops to enhance the soothing properties.
The tricky part of mixing the ingredients is to avoid making the clay mask watery. The first time I tried it, I ended up having more liquid than powder. For my face size, I use one tablespoon of the powder and one teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar. Once the mixture started to foam up, I used a clean finger to stir the clay for a consistent paste. I didn't use any utensils for face application. I'm the type of woman that likes to get my hands dirty.
On average, the mask will start to tighten up between 5 - 10 minutes. The product touts off having a pulsating effect. Supposedly, the pulsating effect is drawing out all of the nasty gunk that is hidden underneath the skin.
After 10 minutes of browsing through Twitter and waiting for the mask to dry, I noticed that my face began to tighten. I definitely felt a throbbing motion, especially around the cheek areas. If this was any indication that the mask was working its way on clearing out my oils, it's doing the job right. I tried to smile, but that was painful as hell.
The fun part was washing the mask off. I had to use a paper towel drenched in water and slowly wipe off the clay mask, without risking too much abrasion on the skin. After 5 minutes, my skin felt like it was reborn from the depths of oil hell.
The sucky part of this process? My face looks like a lobster.
Was the process worth it? Yep.
Can I do this on a daily basis? Nope (unless if I have a death wish or if my skin is in really bad shape).
I should note that while this clay mask is intended for all skin types, folks with sensitive skin should proceed with caution. Always do a test application before proceeding to do the real thing.
I have to say, my weekly treatments with the clay mask did improve my skin (along with my two all natural ingredient routine before bedtime). I did notice my acne is now manageable and my skin has tightened. My pores are less visible and the oil production has been decreased.
That's all for today on my review. Have you tried out this product? Would love to hear your thoughts via the comments section!