I was looking for a mask that helped with my breakouts and hopefully helped me remove some of the many blackheads that have made home to my face (my face is legit covered in them right now). I then came across the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Face Mask on Amazon for £14, which for me, seemed like a pretty good deal.
The Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Face Mask claims that it is the ‘World’s Most Powerful Facial’, and has 1,335 reviews on Amazon with 1,140 of them being 4 stars and above.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is:
- 100% Natural.
- No additives.
- No fragrances.
- No Animal Testing.
- No Animal Products.
For £10, you recieve a plastic tub with a whole 1lb of clay inside. That’s a WHOLE lot of product.
This was my first time I had ever tried a mask that you had to ‘make’ yourself.
They suggest to either mix this with Apple Cider Vinegar or plain tap water. Since I didn’t own any of the ACV, I’ve been using mine with plain ol’ water.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Facial Clay can be used in various different ways, such as:
- Facial Mask
- Body wraps
- Clay baths
- Foot soaks
- Chilled clay for knee packs
- Insect bites
The instructions say to mix the powder clay with equal parts of ACV or water, but whenever I’ve used equal parts, it turns into a dough type thickness and I find I always have to add more water in. Basicall, I end up doing 1/3 clay and 2/3 water.
For delicate skin, let dry for 5-10 minutes, and 15-20 minutes for normal skin. I have oily, acne prone skin and I wouldn’t say it was particularly ‘delicate’, so I use mine for 20 minutes before washing off.
I don’t know if I’m just being an idiot (more than likely), but this seems like a BITCH to mix. Mine always ends up super lumpy, no matter how hard I try to remove them. Someone teach me!
Once applied, this starts to dry very quickly. The clay tub says ‘Feel Your Face Pulsate!’, and you definitely can. It’s not painful, but the clay does dry very hard, and soon starts to crack.
I do find that it’s quite messy to wash off. I tend to fill the sink up with warm water, dunk my face in, and then use a wet face cloth to remove the rest off of my face.
After its all washed off, it does leave my face very red. Almost sunburnt and looks like I’ve fallen asleep with sunglasses on, so as I write this, I currently have a red circle around my eye from where the mask wash. Luckily, the redness does disappear and is apparently ‘normal’.
I will say though that my face does feel extremely smooth and soft, and my black heads have reduced quite a bit.
I have noticed that my active spots calm down a lot faster after using this too! A mask that removes blackheads and calms down my angry spots? I’m game.
Despite how messy this mask is, and my idiotic ways of mixing the clay together with water, I do really like this! I’m not too much of a fan of how it dries, but for the results it gives, I can definitely cope with this.
Also, due to the size of the tub, and the tiny amount of product you actually need to use to make a mask, this baby is going to last me for months and months on end. The label says that it’ll make 10-15 masks, but since I’ve already made 5 and it hasn’t really made a dent in it, I highly doubt it will only make that many.