It has over 12,000 reviews on Amazon, 10,000 hashtags on instagram, and is a well kept secret among the beauty community for being a supercharged zit zapping mask. Yup, you guessed it- it’s none other than the Aztec Secrets Indian Healing Clay. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you might be living under a rock. Seriously though, this stuff is everywhere (and for good reason). Should you believe the hype around this mask? Let me explain how this mask works and if it's worth it.
They deem themselves “ the worlds most powerful facial.” You can feel the mask pulsating on your skin as it works to pull all out the gunk out from under the surface of your skin. It’s deep pore cleaning powers are felt the longer you leave on the mask with a tightening and pulling sensation of the skin. It's actually quite intense. Whereas other masks always have a long list of claims and ingredients from helping to reduce acne to evening out skin tone, just has one, a natural deep pore cleansing mask made from 100% betonite clay.
It’s simple packaging and lack of word pizzaz sort of remind me of my favorite hole in the wall restaurants, where it’s pretty average looking but the food is soo good that they don’t need fancy décor to bring in customers. With this mask, there’s no time wasted trying to convince you of all it’s wonderful healing properties because the proof is in the pudding.
After masking just once, you’ll immediately see and feel a difference in your skin, thanks to the wonderful one (and only) powerhouse ingredient, Benotite Clay.
Why is Betonite Clay Beneficial For Acne?
When applied topically to the skin, Benotite Clay has the ability to:
- Detoxify the skin
- Reduce oil production
- Prevent & treat blackheads
- Soothe red, itchy, and irritated skin
- Treat acne
- Reduce Inflammation and swelling
- Regenerate new, healthy cells
- Reduce blemishes and dark spots
- Treat eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea
- Firm and tighten the skin
Benotite Clay has been used for centuries for skincare, body care, and general health and wellbeing! These are just a few of the most common claims regarding the topical use of Benotite clay.
How To Use The Clay Mask
- Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
- Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
- Non metal mixing bowl & spoon (this is important as metal can deactivate the charges minerals within the mask and make it lose effectiveness)
Mix equal parts Aztec Indian Healing Clay Mask with Apple Cider Vinegar or water. If your skin is sensitive, you can use water or dilute the apple cider vinegar with water. Apple Cider Vinegar is preferred for deeper cleaning, to balance the skins pH, and help with the treatment of acne by exfoliating skin. You can read more about the uses of !
After mixing together your preferred liquid with the Aztec Clay Mask a thick paste should quickly form. Apply this paste generously to the affected area, typically about 1/8 inch thick.
Let the mask dry. Depending on thickness and overall skin sensitivity it should take anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour before the mask should be removed. Don't let it stay dry for too long else it will pull out the hydration from your skin.
You’ll feel a deep pulling and tightening sensation, this mask is strong! You can remove the mask using warm water and a wash rag if needed.
Redness may appear after the mask is removed, allow approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour for all the redness to disappear. (I typically use the mask at night and remove it completely before bed. When I wake up the redness completely subsides and I’m left with even, glowing skin!)
Important Note: A purging phase may occur when using this product during the first few weeks as it pulls toxins out from under the skin. Try to avoid popping or picking at the spots and wait for them to heal naturally. Aztec clay speeds up the healing process as it draws out toxins, dirt, and debris.