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 :)