Skincare with @oohkayla
Hi my name is Kayla and I am a skincare addict. My love for skincare began when I was dealing with a terrible allergic reaction/breakout that lasted months before clearing up. I call that time the Dark Ages, as I had become “ye of little faith” I found the internet going crazy over Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay.
Youtube and most online new outlets were all talking about this magical powder that would have your face pulsating and red but the results were allegedly outstanding, I purchased mine at whole foods along with some apple cider vinegar and the love affair began.
According to Aztec Secret “clay has been used for centuries, Cleopatra used clay from the Nile as part of her beauty ritual.” The website goes on to explain that the clay helps to remove harmful toxins from not only your skin but your body overall, in essence the mask is supposed to be the ultimate detox that can be used anywhere on the body, including hair. The mask helps with acne, cellulite, eczema, and frizzy hair, the only thing the mask doesn’t do is laundry.
The recipe calls for equal parts powder to liquid and recommends you don’t use anything metal in the process because it will mess with the powder’s properties.
2 ingredients are needed: the Indian Healing Clay and you can use either apple cider vinegar or water, and it is recommended that water be used for “sensitive skin”. I personally only use the apple cider vinegar option and I have sensitive dry skin. Some articles tell state there isn’t a difference between using water or apple cider vinegar (ACV), but I disagree. I felt the mask was way more effective when using the ACV.
If you haven’t jumped on the ACV trend, the acid in the product helps to remove dead skin, possess some anti-bacterial properties and overall helps to create a pH balance. In addition this is a product that can be used from head to toe and also consumed to help you from the inside out.
In my personal experience I use the mask anytime I want a really strong detoxifying/smoothing mask. My pores are always smaller, cleaner, smoother and subtle after using it. This is by far one of my all-time favorite masks. Once I make mix it up I apply it with a brush to make sure application is even and let the magic begin. This lovely DIY mask is beyond affordable and the Aztec Healing Clay lasts for a long time, the clay comes in a large container with a great amount of product. For under $15 you can get a 1lb of product!
DUPE ALERT! This mask compares to the Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment mask which varies in price based on size. The biggest size is 3.5oz and is $99!! That is about 5x smaller than the Aztec Healing Clay. Although I love both masks I would recommend everyone try the Aztec Healing Clay.