aztec indian clay

DIY Pore Cleansing Mask | Face Mask Friday

As the title of this post suggests, today I am going to tell you how to make a pore cleansing mask with an ingredient I discovered a few months ago that I have fallen completely in love with. You may be wondering, what is this magical ingredient? It is Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay!

I bought this 1 lb jar on amazon for like $8 and let me tell you it is one of the best purchases I’ve made (as far as skin care goes that is.) This stuff dries up and holds onto all the gunk in my pores, so when I take it off, the impurities leave with the mask. Now, I’m not promising that this clay is going to work for you exactly like it does for me, because of course all of our skin is different. But, I would recommend it for an awesome clay pore cleansing mask!

One of my favorite things about this clay is that it is so versatile. You can add almost any ingredient you can think of! This is great because you can cater the mask to your skin type. The ingredients I use are mostly to aid in the pore cleansing, along with combating acne. Feel free to use different ingredients than I am if you have different skin concerns!

Alrighty, let’s get on to making the mask!

First I added two heaping spoonfuls of the clay to my bowl.

Then I added the liquid ingredients. I used two spoonfuls of water, two spoonfuls of apple cider vinegar, and one spoonful of witch hazel.

Next I added one spoonful of honey.

And finally I added a few drops of tea tree oil.

Then mix it all together to get a lovely, goopy, clay mask.

Finally, it’s time to smother this wonderful creation all over my face. I like to apply a pretty thick layer.

Get ready for the hottest selfie you’ve ever seen ;)

Now just wait for the mask to dry. I usually wait around 20-30 minutes.

This mask will constrict a bit as it dries. It may become a little uncomfortable, but hey, beauty comes at a price right? If it bothers you too much, go ahead and rinse the mask off before its all the way dry. I find that there is less discomfort if I apply a thicker layer on my face.

As you can see, the dried mask is very flattering.

I like to wash this mask off with a warm washcloth. But let me warn you, this mask can be difficult and messy to get off when you let it completely dry. Pieces like to flake off and other pieces don’t want to let go. It’s all great fun. But I believe its worth it for the amazing pore cleansing results. This mask may leave your skin looking red and/or feeling dry. Don’t worry. Just apply a gentle moisturizer or facial oil to lock in the benefits of the mask and keep your skin hydrated.

I don’t recommend using this mask more than once a week as it could irritate the skin. I do this every week or two to keep my skin fresh and clean. I do recommend using other gentler cleansing masks on the weeks when you don’t need such a a deep clean!

Alright, so I hope this post was helpful/informative/educational or something along those lines. As always, feel free to send me a message if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

I hope you all had a lovely day, and I hope your weekend is fantastic!

Stay glam!
xo Kyla

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My “Everything but the Kitchen Sink” Face Mask

My face hates the winter. I’m one of those odd people that actually break out more when its cold.So, every so often I try different masks to pull out any toxins and hydrate my skin. Also, If you click on each photo you can see the steps/ what I was adding at that time. 

To make my wicked concoction I used the following products:

- Aztec Healing Clay (2 Tbl Sp)

-Apple Cider Vinegar

-Yogurt (6 Tbl Sp)

-Honey (2 Tbl Sp)

-EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 Tbl Sp)

-Coffee (4 Tbl Sp)


The above “measurements” are super rough. I honestly threw everything into a bowl until it reached a creamy consistency and looked a lot like melted cookies n cream ice cream. 


Why?

-Aztec Healing Clay is an all natural calcium bentonite powder that creates a polarized charge on your face, lifting toxins out of the skin and replacing them with healing minerals. It works against pimples, acne scars, large pores… and that’s just for your face. This clay is $11 for 1lb on amazon :)

-Apple Cider Vinegar is a cure all for acne. According to google it removes dirt, oil, makeup, dead skin; contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E- AND MUCH MORE. 

-Yogurt works as a hydrant in this mask. The healing clay by itself (with water) is very drying and flakes a lot. So, yogurt was used to give the mask a smoother texture. Also, yogurt naturally hydrates the skin and has anti-bacterial properties that will work to destroy pimples. I used some old yogurt that I found in the back of the fridge.

-Honey & EVOO have the same basic properties of yogurt. Honey locks in moisture and has anti-bacterial properties. While EVOO is a super moisturizer. 

-Coffee reduces under eye inflammation and redness. It’s also an excellent exfoliating agent and brightens up your complexion!


Tips

-Apply this mask before you get in the shower so you will be able to soften the mask enough to gently massage it off with your fingertips. DO NOT use a face rag or your face will be sad and red like a tomato. Learn from my mistakes :)

-Test the product on your hand before applying, just in case you’re allergic to any of the ingredients!


Link for clay!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aztec-Secret-Facial-Indian-Healing-Clay-Deep-Pore-Cleansing-Bentonite-1-Lb-16oz-/141904184273?hash=item210a2603d1:g:0PQAAOSwG-1WwTzk

***Someone (Elizabuns) pointed out that I should have used a plastic spoon to make this face mask, great point! Thanks Elizabuns!!***

anonymous asked:

I have a question for skin care again! This is the same combo oily skin type anon! I kinda acne prone and I'm looking at the "Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing" Mask (jfc that's such a long name) and I want to know if you think it would be a good idea for me to use it

i use that stuff too!! it works rly good for me but as with anything i’d give it a patch test first just in case

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My skin has cleared up so much in the past couple of months after suffering with breakouts. Changing my skin care regime along while simultaneously becoming a vegetarian and paying closer attention to what I put into my body has really done wonders for me physically, spiritually, emotionally. Believe it or not, I only wash my face with oil. 

I use pure cold pressed almond oil and 2 drops of lavender oil. Once a week, or when I feel a breakout coming, I use Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, which helps draw out impurities, blackheads, etc. Moreover, I use rose petal witch hazel as a toner. If I want to use some sort of soap on my skin, I use pure African black soap that I buy from any street vendor in the boroughs – Brooklyn, Harlem, Queens.

I decided to go the natural route after my skin just wouldn’t clear up with classic skin care products (i.e. Neutrogena, Proactiv, Clearasil). In fact, they were causing my face to be both dry and oily (weird, right?). My skin was imbalanced and needed to restore to its natural state, the natural way. What I’ve learned overall is to listen to your skin, listen to your body and you will discover what it needs. Special thanks to Fran of heyfranhey for sharing her skin care regime that I’ve adopted as my own! (see video here)

hervibesoauthentic  asked:

Open/large pores can be shrunk by a good skincare routine. Products with glycolic acid will help a lot. Mario Badescu does a very nice foaming glycolic range or try nip+fab, also use a clay mask twice a week, Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is amazing for tightening pores or try Lush's seaweed mask. Make sure you stay moisturized and drink plenty of water! Hope this helps :) xx

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anonymous asked:

u got any skincare recs ?? like ur fav sheet masks, moisturizers, etc.

i’m broke so i haven’t bought any new masks or anything, but my favorite mask is the aztec indian healing clay. it deadass shrinks your pores, gets rid of dirt and oil, tightens skin, n shrinks acne scars. it literally does everything

anonymous asked:

I use Aztec Indian Clay, mix it with water and use it as a mask for about two minutes then wipe off with a damp paper towel. I had cystic acne and it cleared me in two months. Sucks everything out, love of my life. Its super cheap. I bought a two pound thing from amazon for 22$ like three years ago and i haven't even made a dent in it. Ive had clear skin since, I use it once a month now to do a little detox of my skin. Maybe it'll help you? You already cute as sin anyhow. :)

OH STOP IT UOURE SO SWEET! I HAVE SOME INDIAN HEALING CLAY BUT IT MADE MY WHITEHEADS MORE NOTICEABLE D: ILL DO IT AFTER GRAD SO LIKE DOES IT DETOX YOU AND THATS WHY? LIKE IS IT PURGING YOU

anonymous asked:

What are your holy-grail skincare products?

Holy grail skin products: Peter Thomas Roth Irish moor mud gel cleanser; Dr. Lancer’s Skin Polish, Biore’s pore unclogging scrub; Sunday Riley CEO cream (when my skin is feeling extra dry), Kieh'ls Midnight recovery oil & Neutrogena’s hydro boost water gel & my Aztec secret Indian clay masks (for breakouts)….I know this may seem like a lot of products but these are products that I always go back to & re-purchase…I’m always trying new products but these I always have to have handy bc they work so well for my skin type. Also, I obviously don’t use these all at once lol it depends on how my skin is feeling & what Immediate results I am aiming to get…hope this helps & thanks for asking 💘💘💘

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Tonights Facial Part I

  • Create barrier between hair and face.
  • Messy Bun to keep hair out of face. (the bigger the better)
  • Remove Makeup
  • Wash Face
  • then Pat Dry
  • Mix Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay with Aloe Juice
  • Until Mud like
  • Apply to face for 5 to 25 minutes (depending on sensitivity of skin)
  • Chase your dog around screaming “Mike Wazowski!” until the time is up.  Bonus points if you actually scare your dog instead of just embarrass him/her.
  • Rinse with warm water
  • Pat Dry

I bought the Aztec secret Indian healing clay and it’s so worth it omg……
I used it last night and left it on my face for like an hour cause I had a pimple and I was breaking out on my cheeks and man.. I washed it off and I had smooooooth ass skin. It left redness, but I read online that, that’s normal so it was whatever (the redness on my cheeks went away after awhile anyways). I put coconut oil on after to moisturize my face and neck and I woke up to my skin feeling so wonderful❤️

I have really sensitive skin, so every time I break out or get a pimple, it’ll result in dark spots and acne marks and it’s so annoying so that’s why I bought it. Hopefully it will fade the marks quickly, but idk I’m just happy my skin is feeling smooth and pretty again so :) lol