Review: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for Deep Pore Cleansing
I've heard a lot about the benefits of raw apple cider vinegar for rosacea. While it's pretty harsh by itself, I've talked to a lot of rosacea sufferers who dilute the vinegar with water. I didn't find it helped a lot. It needed something more. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay turned out to be a great partner to vinegar for treating rosacea.
I was in a store and saw a product and wondered if it would work. I had my doubts, but a flare-up is embarrassing. It doesn't hurt to try something new. If it didn't work, I could always toss it in my garden to make the sandy soil absorb a little more water than it does.
What's In It?
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is natural calcium bentonite clay powder. There are no other ingredients. It's clay powder and only clay powder. The benefit is that the clay draws trapped in dirt and oil. It also helps remove dry, flaky skin. You really just have to spread the paste on your face, let it dry for about 20 to 30 minutes, and rinse off. The end result is skin that is very smooth and has a brighter tone.
How Do You Use It?
I started with the one-pound jar, but the two-pound jar of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is the better deal. You mix it with water or apple cider vinegar until it's a smooth, spreadable paste. You're aiming for the consistency of toothpaste. Immediately use your fingers to spread it onto your face. From there, you sit back and wait for it to dry.
I definitely recommend using the vinegar. It mixes better than water does. I got a lot of clumps when using water. Once it's properly mixed, it spreads easily, and does an outstanding job removing dead skin cells. You're left with a radiate, fresh complexion that others notice.
Skip generic brands and use Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. It's affordable and works the best. It also comes in gallon jugs if, like me, you use it for cooking as well. You'll find Bragg in many stores and in online retailers like Amazon.
Tips for Using Vinegar and Aztec Clay for Rosacea
You'll need no more than a couple tablespoons of this clay mixture for your face. I find it easiest to do a 1 tbsp clay powder to 1 tbsp vinegar mixture to start and then adjust as needed. Once you have a smooth paste, you spread it on your face.
As the clay powder dries, it does harden and crack. It feels weird. It may itch. I know it does make my skin itch as it dries. It's never irritated my skin, however. Just the mild itching. I use the itching as an indicator of when it's dry enough to remove. When the itching is very apparent, I remove it.
I've used the Aztec clay mask both with water and with raw apple cider vinegar and prefer the vinegar method. I can feel it tingle, reminding me a bit of being in a spa, but it also seems to work best. I've tried oats, facial masks designed for rosacea and sensitive skin, and they never work as well as the Aztec Secret Healing Clay. There's something about the vinegar and the clay working together to revitalize tired, red rosacea skin.
You don't want to overdo these treatments. I do them about once every 10 days. I don't want to dry my skin out with daily use. Every week to 10 days seems to be perfect.
When you rinse it off, make sure you have a strainer or cheesecloth over the drain. The clay can clog pipes if you're not careful. I have a mesh drain strainer that I put in place. It cost a couple dollars and works incredibly well at catching the clay pieces. It also lasts years. If it's warm enough, I rinse it off outside in the lawn. The clay ends up going back into the soil, which I feel is a pretty easy way to stay green.
My Final Thoughts
I've heard from many friends and acquaintances with rosacea that Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is the best product they've found for doing a deep clean. I fully agree. It's not drying. It doesn't irritate my skin. Best of all, my skin just looks better after the weekly treatment. I've had my husband notice how much better my skin looks after a clay treatment for rosacea. He's right. It really does.
My one-pound container of Indian Healing Clay has lasted a full year. Paired with raw apple vinegar for treating rosacea, it's my favorite product. For the price, I find it's also a bargain! Buy it today and share your thoughts on Facebook.