Review: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask

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Rachel Sheldon

With the dry winter months comes stressed out, dried out, and broken out skin. I've been trying a few new products to help balance my skin out - it's difficult to strike a balance between moisturizing my extra-dry patches, and treating the breakouts rampant on my chin, jaw, and pretty much everywhere.

The first product I've been using and enjoying is the one I'm going to talk about in this post: the famed Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask. This baby has over 3,600 reviews on Amazon, and I had heard a few friends rave about it, so I was intrigued. It's a mere $10.99 and comes with a ton of product. The low price, plus the crazy reviews, meant I couldn't pass this product up.

The claims:

This mask claims to be the "World's most powerful facial" and the packaging says it will make your face pulsate. The former is probably a marketing ploy, but the latter is definitely true: you will feel your face pulsate, and it is weird. But not entirely unpleasant! The vast majority of reviews of this mask that I read online or watched on YouTube said it did wonders for acne sufferers. The bentonite clay is supposed to draw out toxins and impurities from your skin, cleaning out your pores and helping to get rid of breakouts.

How to use it:

This mask comes in powder form, which I really enjoy because it means it won't ever dry out (like most other clay masks do). It also means you can tailor the mask to your needs. I like to mix together the power clay with some apple cider vinegar (as recommended on the package - it really does work much better than water) until it reaches a paste consistency. Then, I spread a 1/4-1/2 inch thick layer over my face and wait 10-20 minutes. Be warned: it'll feel very tight and difficult to move your face while the mask is on, and it takes some serious effort to wash off.

My thoughts:

I really enjoy using this mask when my skin feels congested and broken out. It does a great job of drawing impurities out of the skin and giving your face a deep-cleansing treatment. I'm not sure it's the best mask in the world, but it makes my skin feel super smooth and helps calm down my breakouts. I would only use this mask once a week, because of my sensitive skin, and not for longer than 20 minutes. However, if you have more normal to oily skin, you could probably use it more often and keep it on for longer.

I like how this mask makes my skin feel, and I love that it comes in a powder form. You also get so much bang for your buck, which is great considering how expensive my skincare addiction can be. All in all, this is a solid mask that I will continue to use until I run out (if I ever run out!)

I've tried out a few other new masks recently, so hopefully I will be able to write up reviews of those soon as well!

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