Review: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

As mentioned in the previous post, I purchased the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay at the Vitamin Shoppe yesterday.  It is 100% pure Bentonite clay.  It doesn't contain additives or fragrance.  The directions say:

Mix aztec secert indian healing clay with equal parts of apple cider vinegar or water.its best to use a glass, pottery or wooden bowl. Stir the mixture until is a smooth paste-add more clay or liquid as needed. Apply a 1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick layer of clay to the face or other areas and let it dry. Drying times vary, but times are generally 5 minutes of delicate skin and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. You will feel a pulling and tightening sensation, deep pore cleansing! Remove clay by washing with warm water. A slight redness may appear after removing the clay. This is normal and will disappear in approximately 30 minutes.Helps to remove dirt and impurities from the pores of the skin. The clay is beneficial for deep pore cleansing of the skin.
I mixed about a teaspoon of the clay (it has the texture of powder) with about 2 teaspoons of Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar  and mixed until it was a creamy consistency.  No lumps.  The smell was a bit much for me, as I hate the smell of vinegar, but such is the price of beauty! I applied the mixture and after about 7 minutes or so, I felt the right side of my face start pulsating.  Didn't really pay it any attention.  Then, about a minute later, my entire face started! But, that's not it.  The more the mask dried, not only did the pulsating grow more intense, but it felt like the "black hole" that most people have described it as.  It feels like your face is being pulled and drawn in.  I'm sure that's not the best way to describe it, but I can't find better words.  It was so tight that I couldn't move my face, smile, or look up and down without it getting tighter.  It's like clay botox!

With the mask
After about 20 minutes or so, I couldn't take the pulsating and tightness of my face anymore!  Getting it off the face is another job.  I applied warm water to one side of my face at a time and let it soften and fall off.  I DO NOT recommend rubbing or pulling of any sort.  Just be patient and take it slow.

There was a bit of redness for a few minutes afterwards, but the label warned that it would happen, so it was no surprise.  My skin definitely felt smoother, tighter and I really hope that with regular use, it will help with my acne and other skin issues.  I absolutely recommend this to everyone! I have the feeling it would work well on ingrown hairs, too.

About 20 minutes later

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  1. Words cannot describe how much I love Bentonite Clay. I used it this weekend as a mask (to combat pregnancy acne) and on my hair (to combat scalp irritation). So far so good.

  2. This is an awesome mask that lasts forever! My skin isn’t nearly as rough, red, or broken out as it used to be. Highly recommend.


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