Sunday, April 7, 2013

Skincare Sunday III: Aztec Healing Clay Mask

I've talked about this little tub of wonder in my last video on YouTube, and it's time I blab about it some more. So what is it?


It's a tub of fine powdered pure bentonite clay. It cost me less than $10 (I got mine at Whole Foods, but you can find it online on Amazon as well) and it's probably the most effective clay mask I've ever used.

How do I use it?
I mix one tablespoon of the clay with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (you can use water as well, but the acidity of the vinegar tends to do a better job at softening and gently exfoliating the skin). I mix in a small glass bowl with my fingers and apply it all over my face. I look really attractive for about 20 minutes as it dries down:


It gets super super tight as it dries down, you can actually kinda feel your blood pulsating to your face. If you have sensitive/dry skin, I would maybe use a thinner layer and use water instead of vinegar since it can be a bit harsh. I wash it off after about 20 minutes with warm water and my skin looks and feels tight, clean and glowing. There is a hint of redness on my forehead right after but it dissipates after 30 minutes.

I can't recommend this baby enough! It's cheap, customizable and amazing especially for combination/oily skin. I wouldn't use this more than once a week or once every two weeks since it can over-dry your skin, but it clarifies just as well if not better than more expensive masks currently on the market.

Have you tried this? I'm a happy camper :)

35 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try this! Definitely will give it a shot in the next months when my skin is less dry x

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  2. haven't tried this clay mask yet, but I've heard of it and I'll definitely pick it up next time I'm at whole foods! I have oily/combination skin as well and I've been using the mint julep masque for the past few months.

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  3. Oooh, I've heard of this in the past, but forgot about it. I am totally going to order a pot. I love that since it's a powder, it can't dry out if I forget about it. Nothing worse than a $40 mask dry out in the back of a drawer!

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  4. This is my acne secret weapon! I like to put in a couple drops of tea tree oil as well, just to give it a bit of an antibacterial kick.

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  5. One of the best Natural products without any side effects.

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  6. I've wanted to try it for a long time. Glad to hear you like it, I'm going to purchase it now :)

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  7. Ooh wow I really want to use it too! :D Great post!

    XO
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  8. I love this mask! It's really helped my acne prone skin stay clear. Glad to hear you like it too :)

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  9. What a fun picture, hehe. Sounds like a great mask!

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  10. This looks great, I've super oily/acne prone skin would be interested in trying this.

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  11. Man, someone remind me to pick up some apple cider vinegar and this mask next time I'm in Whole Foods! I'M SOLD.

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  12. I might have to give this a shot, My acne has gone a little crazy in this cold spell we'eve been having here in the uk but this sounds great
    Rosalie x
    rosaliejayne.blospot.co.uk

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  13. hello lovely! X

    i saw you on my bloglovin' in the similer blogs thing!
    so glad i clicked on you your blog is a dream!!

    any chance you could take a little look at mine its fairly new :)
    ee thankyouuuu!

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  14. Great post, natural and healthy tips for skin

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  15. i love this mask, I always use ACV. I like to mix with honey or aspirin to. I feel my face pulsate to!

    Xo,
    Tiffany
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  16. Now I really want to try it! é_é

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  18. I really want to try this. Definitely need to make a little trip to whole foods

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  19. Ooh, you've totally tempted me with this! I always like to see what masks look like on the face, so I appreciate that shot. Glad you're loving it! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. nice post :)
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  21. I definitely have to try this because I'm obsessed with skin care and masks! I just did a review of the LUSH Catastrophe Cosmetic Fresh Face Mask and I loved it. You should check it out and try the mask! Let me know what you think!!

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  22. I can't wait to try this! I'll be picking this magic clay up at Whole Foods this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing!
    xo
    Julia

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  23. This sounds amazing, I'm always on the hunt for the "better" clay mask :-). x

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  24. I really want to try this.

    Thank you for sharing :)

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  25. Iv'e been wanting to try this for a while now, definitely going to purchase on Amazon.
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  26. Uhh I have this but for the life of me I can't get it to mix to something not chunky-chunksterville. Any tips from anyone else who uses this?

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    1. the trick to getting it non chunky is adding small amounts of clay to the liquid at a time... and stir continuously.. i just sprinkle it in gradually

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  28. This sounds fantastic. Love the products available at Whole Foods.

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  30. Wow this sounds amazing! Thanks so much for the tip, will check it out x

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  31. Thanks for sharing..!! I love your post . I am looking more post like this one on this blog . this post proves really helpful for me .

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  32. This is something to try, very helpful to all ladies out there. I was wondering if it contains phthalates.
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  33. Hi Sandra,

    Just ordered this from Amazon! Can't wait

    Ashley

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  34. First of all, I would like to say a big thanks for sharing this article. It's not just teenagers who have oily skin, for many people of all ages it's a fact of life. I am regularly using Sakare's skincare products. I would like to recommend this to all.

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