indian healing clay

How I Use My Indian Healing Clay

I use this mask about once a week, or whenever my skin needs a good, deep cleanse.

I mix this product up in a ziplock bag, because otherwise it makes a mess. I take about a tablespoon and a half of the powder, one tablespoon of raw Apple cider vinegar, and then I mix in about 3-4 tablespoons of water. You can make the vinegar and water equal parts, but I personally think that vinegar is just too harsh for my face, so I like to dilute it with water.

Once it turns into a paste, I put the mask on as a spot treatment, over any pimples or areas of skin where my pores feel clogged. I leave it on for 20-25 minutes.

When you’re taking this mask off, make sure to NOT do it over the sink, because you do not want this thick clay clogging your pipes.

I love this mask because as soon as I get a little pink bump on my skin, I put this over it and it brings the pimple to a head immediately.

Products for Oily, Acne Prone Skin Master Post

Alright as requested here is the next product recommendations masterpost!

Cleanser: Pacifica Kale Detox cleanser, Neutrogena oil-free acne wash, and Origins zero oil deep pore cleanser.

Toner: Murad clarifying toner, Mario Badescu glycolic acid toner, Missha time revolution clear toner, and Nip and Fab’s bee sting fix toner.

Exfoliate: Nip and Fab extreme glycolic fix pads, The Ordinary salicylic acid 2%, and foods like pineapple, papaya, and pumpkin. 

Moisturizer: Pacifica kale luxe lotion, Aveeno ultra calming daily moisturizer, and juice beauty oil free moisturizer. 

Serum: The Ordinary’s AHA peeling serum, Mario Badesu’s vitamin C serum, and Perricone MD intensive pore treatment. 

Spot treatment: The body shop tea tree oil blemish gel, Mario Badescu drying lotion, and honey with cinnamon.

Sunscreen: Kiehls super fluid UV sunscreen, Neutrogena clear face sunscreen, and the Sun Bum facial sunscreen.

Masks: Aztec Indian healing clay with apple cider vinegar, Queen Helene mint julep mask, and Murad’s clarifying mask. 

Those are my recommendations! I’ve tried to really be conscience in picking products in all different price ranges so there are some higher end ones, but also some very affordable ones!

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So I don’t understand how tumblr works anymore because it won’t let me post captions under each individual photo. Sorry about that. 

This is a review of my first time using Indian Healing Clay, a product which you’ve probably heard of if you spend as much time obsessively searching for skin products on the internet as I do. This product has 4.5 stars on Amazon with over 4,000 reviews, which is rare. The 1 pound jar only cost $9, and I’m pretty sure it’ll last me at least 6 months, if not longer. 

I followed the directions on the back and combined equal parts clay and apple cider vinegar to create a paste. Then, I pinned my hair up really, reeeeally well and slathered it on. The first thing I noticed was how quickly it started drying out. I had to add a few drops of water as I put it on to keep it pasty. 

Once my face was covered, I let it sit for 25 minutes. According to the jar, this is about as long as you should let it stay on. If you are on Accutane currently, I would NOT suggest doing this. For real. After the first 10 minutes, things started heating up. Literally. It felt like my face was 5 feet from a campfire. Not a completely unpleasant feeling, but not really comfortable either. It pulled tighter than any other mask I’ve ever used. 

At around the 20 minute mark, my face started pulsating. It was a bizarre feeling. It wasn’t quite painful, but it was getting there. 

I had originally planned to wash it off in the sink, but it was quickly becoming apparent that that was not going to work out, so I hopped in the shower instead. It took some finger nails to get the initial layer of clay off, but a gentle wipe with a washcloth took care of the rest. 

When I got out of the shower, my face looked like it does in the last photo. Like I’ve gotten the worst sunburn of my life! I was expecting this, though, because other reviewers had the same experience.

It’s been about an hour since I rinsed the mask off and moisturized… I’m impressed. My skin feels incredibly smooth. There’s not too much difference in the clogged pores that are on my face, but it’s only been one use, so there’s time. It did bring up a tiny little whitehead that I hadn’t seen before, so that’s impressive. I’ll definitely be using this a few times a week, maybe even nightly as a spot treatment for my back. 

All in all, I give this product 5/5 stars! 

This face mask is SUPER SUPER strong. It comes at a powder and you mix it with water and (if you want) a LITTLE bit of apple cider vinegar. Honestly, this face mask give you the most INTENSE feeling on your face. Defiantly do not recommend if your acne is not that bad or your skin is very sensitive. It will help if you have large pores and black heads and will try up your spots. The vinegar makes it even stronger, but also kinda smelly. Only use a little bit, don’t over do it on the vinegar. Also DO NOT use normal vinegar. Apple cider vinegar or nothing please. When using this clay face mask you can just feel your skin pulling together, it’s so weird. Enjoy :) I will post a pic of my apple cider vinegar for you x

Acne and sterrf

Okay, so maybe you guys remember or noticed that I’ve had acne issues. I’ve had problems since age 13. I’ve tried everything from Proactiv to the oil cleansing method, and nothing has worked. Well, I take that back - benzoyl peroxide from Acne.org worked (sort of) for about a year, but that’s it. 

Lately, I’ve been doing research and trying to get to the bottom of everything, and the most I can figure is that my liver and kidneys are not cleaning up as well as they could. So now I’m trying to focus on a diet that supports these organs, which basically means, sugar-free, simple carb-free, and heavy on the veggies. I’ve gotten some milk thistle extract, and I’m drinking a lot of lemon water and ginger tea. 

I’m also experimenting with topical treatments. For example, if you really want to see some progress clearing up, try Indian Healing Clay, or calcium bentonite. I suggest buying the powder, because the cheap stuff at Walmart in the tubes do not get the job done. I imagine it’s because they mix the product with metal, which alters the clay’s electric charge. Also, don’t be afraid to mix it with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar. (btw, if you buy the powder, don’t mix it with a metal spoon - try a plastic or silicon utensil)

I also bought some Jason’s Vitamin E oil today (although it’s not 100% Vit. E, which is fine with me), because I figured, what the hell. 

So yeah, I’m trying to tackle this from all sides this time. 

I’ll try to update more about the tweaks I’m making. 

Things I’ve done recently/today:

  • Switched from liquid makeup to mineral (Everyday Minerals) - not because of my skin, but because no matter which liquid makeup I bought, it would not match my skin. I don’t think it’ll really make a difference to me, but if you’re interested in mineral makeup, I highly recommend this company. They make their makeup without bismuth oxychloride, which causes cystic acne. They’re also vegan! And color matching with them is pretty easy - they send you free samples, so you can try before you buy.
  • Indian Clay mask
  • Vitamin E mask, which I still haven’t gotten around to washing off. 
  • Stopped using benzoyl peroxide. 
  • Ate veggies for dinner. 

anonymous asked:

what’s your skin care routine?

oh god it’s pretty long n i do it differently depending on what i think my skin needs, everything usually rotates

morning:
- korres greek yogurt face wash (good for evening skin tone tbh)
- ole henriksen truth serum
- murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum (this has helped my acne scars so much)
- sunday riley tidal brightening enzyme cream

night:
- neutrogena oil free acne wash
- sunday riley ufo oil (every other night)
- sunday riley luna oil (use it when i feel like i need it)
- radha rosehip oil (got recommend this by a follower and it’s helped wonders with my scarring)
- murad rapid age spot and pigment lightening serum
- dr. jart ceramidin cream

face masks:
- glamglow supermud
- peter thomas roth masks (usually the pumpkin one or the hydrating one, but i like them all)
- aztec secret indian healing clay mask (with a few drops of tea tree oil)

extras:
- cosrx acne pimple master patch (pop ur pimple, wash ur face, put one on the dry pimple, leave it on for like 7+ hours n it’ll be gone usually)
- nip+fab glycolic nightly/daily facial pads

Bought this today at Whole Foods. Tried it tonight, minus the apple cider vinegar (I forgot to buy it). Made my mask with plain water, and I was pleasantly surprised. The jar is huge, and it takes about 2 tsp. to make the mask, and that had plenty left over, I don’t think I will need to repurchase for a LONG time. If I do, I will purchase online, as it was MUCH cheaper.

The mask does tighten ALOT, and it starts to burn and itch after about 20 minutes. Once I washed it off it stopped! So as it says, if you have sensitive skin, maybe only leave on for about 10 minutes. 

My skin actually did glow after washing it off, and I am not one to say that lightly. I have tried tons of masks that make that claim, but this is the first one that I can honestly say did something for my skin.

I followed by using my Este Lauder serum, and Elizabeth Arden face cream, which were both gifts. I couldn’t afford them on my own. My skin is so soft right now, and feels wonderful.

Quick not about the Elizabeth Arden cream, I feel like it has helped my skin, but my god it stinks. I hate the smell with a passion. I know that many people hate perfumes in facial products, but I like them. 

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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:

Hi Carol! What are some of your ult skincare tips?

hello!! i don’t have any special tips - they’re all stuff (most) people already know but here we go:

  • always!! wear!! sunscreen!!! even during the winter, it’s important to protect ur skin from harmful uv rays. it also helps to prevent ur skin from ageing/getting wrinkles
  • retinoids are a BLESSING. they’re a pain to incorporate into ur routine and i highly recommend y’all to do ur research on them before trying them out, but if u use them correctly u will definitely see the effects after a month or so. since using retinoids, my skin has gotten a lot clearer, less breakout prone and i feel like it’s a lot more glowier. i highly recommend y’all to check out the ordinary’s 2% retinoid in squalane if ur just starting out (but again - and i can’t say this enough - do ur research before using)
  • this is super obvious but always wash ur face and remove ur makeup, even if ur dead tired. ur skin will thank u.
  • don’t touch ur face. clean ur phone screen (esp if u have phone calls often). wash ur pillow cases + bedding regularly.
  • indian aztec healing clay + apple cider + honey is an incredible face mask. it gets rid of all the gunk in ur pores and smooths out ur skin like u wouldn’t believe!! it doesn’t smell great though (thanks to the apple cider) and ur skin will be a little red afterwards, but it’s only temporary. the benefits far outweigh any temporary minor discomforts!!

edit: when u moisturise/put on sunscreen, don’t forget to moisturise and apply spf to ur neck too!! the neck ages too (and if i’m not mistaken, i believe it ages more easily/faster bc the skin is thinner there, so make sure u include ur neck in ur skincare regimen!!)

Aztec Secret: Indian Healing Clay is the most amazing face mask like
When its on it makes your face feel like it’s being sucked into a black hole and pulsates a bunch and it’s a pain to get off, but it makes your pores invisible (i have a problem with really large pores) and pretty much eliminates blackheads in a single use
Try it. It’s amazing I swear

anonymous asked:

hey girl do you have a skincare routine/ skincare recs? have a transcendent day!

i do!! i’ve changed my skincare routine around a little since the last post i’ve done on it, and my skin has improved SO much - i think it’s the clearest its been in years so i’ll gladly share it with y’all!! here’s the stuff i use on a regular basis, in order of what i use first:

cleanser: neogen foaming green tea cleanser
toner: lush eau romer water
essence: missha time revolution essence 
serum(?): the ordinary 2% retinoid in squalane (i use this every other night before my moisturiser and i think this is a big contributor to my clear skin!! it’s definitely worth checking out, but if you do, please make sure you read up on it because it’s a tricky thing to work into your routine. you have to use it once a week for two/three weeks, then twice a week for another two/three weeks, then three times a week etc before using it every other night. note: it should only be used at night bc it makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so it’s best to use it whilst you’re settled in bed ✨)
moisturiser: huxley light and more oil (i use about three drops of this for my entire face + neck in the day and night!)
> at night, i use the laneige water sleeping mask and matching eye cream over the light and more oil (+ retinoid)
sunscreen: thank you farmer water sun cream (this gives u SUCH a beautiful glow and it’s super light and non gross like all the other spf creams i’ve tried. one time i just put this spf on and my housemate saw me in the corridor and stopped me to tell me my skin looked radiant so Y’ALL KNOW IT’S GOOD)

occasionally, i’ll do face masks! i haven’t done one in a while actually bc i ran out while i was at uni yikes but here’s some i always return to:


too cool for school egg mousse pack
skinfood rice wash off mask
azec secret indian healing clay
(i mix a tablespoon of the clay with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey. it doesn’t smell great bc of the vinegar but it works, trust me!! this was my go to mask when i had rly bad breakouts and it cleared them up completely within two days)

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Honey
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anonymous asked:

Wow what products do you use on your face?

ok!! i use the murad clarifying cleanser and exfoliate like twice a week with either my clarisonic or lush’s let the good times roll.. i use thayer’s rose petal toner and at nite i use epiduo (only on my forehead) and usually after toner i spray my face w mario badescu’s rosewater spray ! and then i moisturize w first aid beauty’s ultra repair cream :) i use lush’s grease lightning on my bigger zits when i do get them and the masks i use r lush’s fomo for redness minimizing/moisturizing and the indian healing clay mask !! if my skin is feeling extra sensitive/at night i use rosehip oil instead of moisturizer :-)

anonymous asked:

product suggests for oily skin?

i have dry skin and my brother has oily skin and (most of) these products worked wonders for both of us!! 

aztec secret indian healing facial clay - mix clay with equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of active honey!! i broke out SO bad a week ago like it was all over my chin/around my mouth and i used it for four days straight and it’s pretty much completely gone?? it also completely bought down a pretty big breakout on my nose so yA THIS IS THE REAL DEAL KIDS

lush cup of coffee - biNCH I KID U NOT the first time i used this my skin GLOWED. it legit looked like my skin was glowing from within it was?? incredible??? it’s also supposedly really good for breakouts but tbh it didn’t do much for me on that front, but i mainly used it as an exfoliator (which fyi, it does the job rly well). 

lush brazen honey - i haven’t tried this one out but my brother loved it and used it constantly while we were in tokyo. i think he said it reduced breakouts/calmed existing spots