"I can't feel my face when I'm with you.....but I love it." Actually I can feel my face, pulsating and like a vacuum cleaner is attached to it.
This is the most INTENSE mask I've ever used. This is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay mask. I heard about this by watching Kathleen Lights. She said it was the most powerful mask she'd used to date and I had to give it a try. Specifically she said it literally brought the impurities to the surface.
I got mine on Amazon. It was pretty inexpensive. I think less than $10 for 16 oz, which is a lot of product. It was on iherb.com for like $5 but was sold out when I went to buy mine. It's a powder than has to be mixed with either Apple Cider Vinegar (recommended) or water. Apple Cider is better cause it naturally detoxifies as well and makes this go on smoother. That's all I use it with. It fizzes like a science project when you first add it to the powder. I'm not sure if water would do that or not. So I mix about a table spoon of powder and a table spoon of vinegar. It says that it needs to be 1/4-1/2 inch thick layer on the face.
For sensitive skin it says to leave on for 5-10 minutes, for normal skin 15-20 minutes. I left mine on for 20 minutes the first time. I didn't feel anything till about the 10 minute mark. It didn't hurt it just felt like something was suctioning my skin. Now this says on the back in big letters "FEEL YOUR SKIN PULSATE". You definitely do. This is an intense mask for sure. So if you're super sensitive I'm not sure I'd go with this and definitely not if you're super dry because right now my nose is kinda peeling after using it a couple nights ago.
Now did this pull out all my impurities? No. It did bring some things to the surface. It also seemed like black heads had been made more apparent thus easier to extract. I have had more random blemishes pop up out of the whole ordeal but they leave quickly and they aren't "breakouts". So I think it does "purge" the skin.
My skin hurts and is pretty red after this so I immediately use the most soothing moisturizer I have cause it's really dry as well and sometimes I use a soothing mist like Caudalie Grape Water or Mario Badescue Rose Water. I leave it on for the max amount of time though so maybe if I left it on about 15 minutes instead it wouldn't be as sensitive afterwards. It doesn't stay that way for long though especially with moisturizer but I do recommend moisturizing directly after you take the mask off. Taking it off is kinda hard especially if you used a really thick layer. So wet the cloth or your face so it softens the dried clay to help you wipe it off.
Final thoughts: I really like this. I will continue to use this every week. It's inexpensive and if you feel like you have a lot of clogged pores or you skin just feels dull and crappy, definitely give it a try. Only if your skin can handle it though. So like I said earlier, don't use this if you're super dry or super sensitive. Other than that give it a shot, and have moisturizer on stand by.
**here's a tip: I use this as spot treatment sometimes. Not like dots on the face but just my nose or t-zone, if I feel like my entire face doesn't need this intense treatment.
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