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 Aztec Healing Clay?
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is natural calcium bentonite clay powder. There are no other ingredients. It's bentonite 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. Use the Aztec clay mask for redness by mixing it with water or vinegar and spreading that paste on your skin. Let it dry for about 20 to 30 minutes and rinse off.
Doesn't Bentonite Clay Clog Pipes?
Here's the kicker. There are questions concerning does bentonite clay and how it clogs pipes. I talked to a septic guy, and he said it can if there's an excess going into the drains. The same thing occurs if you pour bacon fat down the drain, excess flour, potting soil, coffee grounds, etc.
What I did to prevent that was used my fingers to pull off larger pieces of the Ancient Aztec healing clay mask. I used a non-scented baby wipe to remove as much of the remaining powder as possible. Finally, I rinsed off my face with a pot of water in the sink. That water went outside to water my garden. I didn't have to worry about the bentonite clay clogging pipes that way.
Instructions for Making Aztec Clay Mask for Rosacea
I started with the one-pound jar as it's what my store had. The two-pound jar of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is the better deal. You mix about a ¼ cup of the Aztec clay powder with 2 tablespoons warm water or apple cider vinegar. Store any unused Aztec clay mask for rosacea in a pint jar with a tight-fitting lid.
You may need to adjust the measurements until you have a smooth, spreadable paste. Aim for frosting consistency for your clay mask for rosacea. Immediately use your fingers to spread it onto your face. From there, you sit back and wait for it to dry. I've been asked if Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is itchy. It is for me but not unbearably so. Any face mask itches as it dries, so I don't find it alarming.
I definitely recommend using the apple cider vinegar over water. It mixes with the rosacea clay mask better than water does. I got a lot of clumps when using water. Once it's properly mixed, it spreads easily, and it does an outstanding job removing dead skin cells. You're left with a radiate, fresh complexion that others notice. I had many friends comment on it.
Skip generic brands and use Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar. It's affordable and works best at helping reduce rosacea redness. 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 Aztec Clay Mask for Rosacea. As the clay powder dries, it does harden and crack. It feels weird. I know it does make my skin itch as it dries. It's never irritated my skin, however. Just the mild itching. What I find is that when the itching becomes noticeable, it's usually just about dry. I find that makes timing the removal pretty easy if I'm busy and not close to a timer or clock.
I've used the Ancient Aztec face 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. The Indian healing clay helps my red face.
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. I stretch it out to once a month in the winter. Always follow with a moisturizer for your rosacea. One that restores the lipid layer is ideal.
I want to emphasize that it's best if you rinse off only after you have a bowl in your the drain. The clay can clog pipes if you're not careful. If it's warm enough, I rinse it off outside on 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 in This Ancient Healing Clay Deep Facial Cleanser Review
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 for rosacea skin. Does Aztec Healing Clay work? I think so. It's not drying. It doesn't irritate my rosacea skin. Best of all, my red face just looks better after the 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!