It’s the cult classic face mask with tens of thousands of 5-star reviews across the internet and throngs of beauty aficionados raving about it – Aztec Secret’s Indian Healing Clay face mask.
The 100% natural calcium bentonite clay claims to draw out all the impurities deep in your skin for what has been called ‘the world’s most powerful facial’. Among the benefits of the magic, the mask includes the following.
Removes toxins from the body
Some people ingest bentonite clay with the aim of removing toxins from the body. This may be one of its most well-studied benefits.
Various studies suggest that bentonite clay may reduce the effects of toxins.
Treats oily skin and acne
Bentonite clay’s adsorbent power may be helpful in treating acne breakouts and oily skin. The clay can help remove sebum, or oil, from the skin’s surface, and it may also have a calming effect on inflamed breakouts.
Using a clay face mask can help remove impurities from the skin to treat acne or reduce the risk of pimples and skin infections.
Detoxifies the skin
Some people use bentonite clay to cleanse specific parts of their body. Including using bentonite clay in an armpit detox and foot detox.
In other words, the Aztec Clay Mask basically acts like a vacuum for your pores in the five to 20 minutes it’s on. And the best part? A huge jar of this stuff will only run you about $10 on Amazon or any Whole Foods store.
In addition to the clay powdery, you’ll only need two more household ingredients to complete the three-ingredient face mask cocktail.
- 1 tbsp of Bentonite Clay
- 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp of honey (optional)
Mix the ingredients together using a non-metal container and utensil. The metal reacts to the bentonite clay and activates it prematurely. Mix well until you get a yogurt-like consistency. Apply a thin layer on the skin, leave it on for 15-20 minutes and wipe it off with a damp cloth.