Magical Clay: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask Review
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask is not much of a ‘secret’ anymore.
This best-selling skin treatment is a staple in so many people’s skincare regimens. And, there is a reason for that–some people claim that it is a total miracle product.
After seeing this product consistently on the Amazon Best Sellers list, I absolutely had to get a jar of it for me to try it for myself!
- Contains natural calcium bentonite clay
- Also works well for foot soaks, body wraps, or bath soaks
What’s the secret?
So what exactly makes Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask so special?
The secret in Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask is the natural calcium bentonite clay.
This clay is known for its absorbent properties and usually forms when volcanic ash ages.
It is believed that regular use of calcium bentonite clay in your skincare routine can help strengthen your skin barrier. What is the skin barrier? According to Healthline, the skin barrier is the outermost layer of your skin.
If it isn’t properly cared for, your skin barrier can become damaged.
But, when your skin barrier is strong, it can help protect you from harmful environmental toxins. And while your skin barrier is keeping harmful stuff out, it helps to keep good things, like water, in.
Beautiful, healthy skin almost always has a skin barrier that is well-taken care of.
Calcium bentonite clay is the only listed ingredient for this mask, so we can only assume that it is the secret as to why this product is so good. This mask is a great way to help protect your skin barrier when used regularly.
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How to use the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask comes in a dry powder form in a tub.
While being in powder form can help elongate the shelf life, you will need something else to make this mask useable.
To create a face mask, the packaging says to mix equal parts of the mask and apple cider vinegar.
I recommend using an apple cider vinegar with ‘the mother’ as this version of the vinegar is less processed and has more benefits than if it does not have ‘the mother’.
You can use water with the mask if you have particularly sensitive skin. Still, you’re likely to see better results if you use apple cider vinegar. You can even do half water and half vinegar!
Apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties that your skin will love!
If you do choose to use water, make sure you use purified water. Purified water can be found at most grocery stores in the baby aisle.
For a smoother, less clumpy face paste use apple cider vinegar with your mask.
Make sure you don’t make too much when you mix the ingredients. You definitely don’t want to waste your Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.
Be sure you don’t mix your apple cider vinegar and clay mask together in a metal bowl. Choose a container that is glass, ceramic, or wooden instead.
One tub of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask powder should make 10-15 uses as a face mask. If you’re using it for foot soaks or body wraps, your container may not last as long.
Before trying the mask on your face, make sure you do a patch test on your forearm. A patch test will let you know if your skin finds the mask irritating. If you see a rash develop, we recommend you don’t use this mask on your face.
The packaging says you should leave the mask on for 15-20 minutes, but if you have more sensitive skin, 5-10 minutes will do!
For optimal results, it’s best to use the mask once a week for sensitive skin and more for problematic skin types.
After the allotted time, remove the clay gently with your hands and warm water. Follow up with other steps of your skincare routine like toner, serum, and moisturizer, or face oil.
What to expect from the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask
You might see some redness after using the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask. If you did your recommended patch test, you should know how long the redness will last so you can time your makeup application and leave the house accordingly.
For me, I saw more redness on my forehead and less on my cheeks and T-zone. It’s just different for everybody.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is odorless (until you mix in that apple cider vinegar). Once mixed together, you should have a soft greyish green color.
The package of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay says in big, bold orange letters near the top, “feel your face pulsate!”
You will, indeed, feel your face pulsate. Don’t be scared; that just means your clay mask is going to work minimizing sebum (oil from your skin), acne scars, redness, swelling, and the size of your pores.
If you don’t like it at first, you’ll learn to love the feeling. I have personally always loved the tightening and pulling sensation on my face while I use this skincare mask!
My biggest gripe with the mask is the mess!
Make sure that every time you open your jar of powder to bang it a few times on the counter first, so the powder won’t go flying.
Also, be sure to scoop as much extra mask into the trash and avoid sending it down your drain. Your pipes will thank you.
Other uses for Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
Did you know that Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay has more uses than just helping to fix problem skin on your face?
The calcium bentonite clay also works well for foot soaks, body wraps, or bath soaks.
You can even mix up a small batch of the mask to apply to an annoying bug bite to relieve the itching and swelling. It’s kind of like calamine lotion, but gray instead of pink!
You’ll love using the calcium bentonite in this face mask for its anti-inflammatory and detoxifying properties often.
Put your mask on
I love to use a clean brush to apply the mask. It allows me to get even coverage and keeps my fingers from getting covered in clay.
Make sure you’re using a brush just for this purpose and don’t plan on using it for anything else later on. No offense, but I don’t think your highlight will look good applied with residual gray face mask mixed in!
Overall, I think this mask is a total game-changer and I love to use it weekly to maintain my healthy skin.
I love the smooth and nearly poreless look it gives my skin after every use.
If your skin is giving you a hard time for any reason, I highly recommend giving Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay a chance to make it better!