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How to Create A Hundred Dollar Skincare Mask at Home for Under 15 Dollars

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. 

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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.  

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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. 

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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.

Beauty Horoscope: Aries 2017

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Alright, Aries. It's time to add fuel to the element that burns in your soul. Fire fills you with energy. So should your beauty rituals. Reds will emblazon your competitive nature. While most will find red to be an intimidating color to work with, you can draw inspiration from it. The warmth of reds connects you to Mars, your ruling planet. Often you rely on makeup techniques that are comfortable to you. But in the season of Aries, you must be bold. This Spring and Summer, draping blush will be everywhere. It is a throwback to the 80s. With a light fluffy brush, apply your blush high on your cheekbone. Sweep the color into your crease, temple, or brow bone. Here are some product recommendations and beauty inspo for every Aries. 

Top Beauty Picks for Aries


Skincare

Sk-II  Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

Sk-II Facial Treatment Essence - Limited Edition Red Butterfly; $299.00

J. One  Black Jelly Pack; $47

J. One Black Jelly Pack; $47

Sunday Riley  Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Sunday Riley Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil; $90

Aztec Secret  Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing; $11.49

Tatcha  Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

Tatcha Supple Moisture Rich Silk Cream; $150

First Aid Beauty  Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser with Red Clay; $24

Boscia  Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Deep Hydrating Clay; $15

IT Cosmetics  Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Correcting Cream; $32

Lush  Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

Lush Dream Steam Toner Tab; $2.95

L'Oreal Paris  Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Mask: Exfoliate& Refine Pores; $12.99

Clarins  Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Clarins Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil; $26

Origins  GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream; $30

Beauty

Glam Glow  Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Glam Glow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray; $32

Yves Saint Laurent Les  Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Yves Saint Laurent Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones Sun-Kissed Glow in Fire Opa; $55

Anastasia Beverly Hills  Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette; $42

Bite Beauty  Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bite Beauty Prismatic Pearl Creme Lip Gloss in Gold; $22

Bobbi Brown  Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip in Uber Red; $28

Static Nails  All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

Static Nails All In One Pop On Manicure Kit: Red Bottom; $38

NARS  Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer; $30

L'Oreal  Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

L'Oreal Infallible Lip Paint in Taupeless; $7.99

NARS  NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

NARS NARSissist Unfiltered Cheek Palette in Unfiltered I; $59

Make Up For Ever  Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red ( brink red sheen ); $23

Make Up For Ever Aqua Liner Liquid Eyeliner in 10 Iridescent Red (brink red sheen); $23

Lancome  Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Lancome Juicy Shaker in 166 Walk The Lime; $22

Clinique  Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Clinique Chubby Lash Fattening Mascara in Bodacious Black Honey; $17.50

Art for Aries

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available  here

Milky Way by Liaison Erotique print available here

Aries by Musya print availanle  here

Aries by Musya print availanle here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available  here

Aries I by Ayannaniamabi Art print available here

Info on Aries from here

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