Friday, August 17, 2012

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

I got impatient. Honey is awesome, but honey draws out impurities. I wanted to know when the impurities would stop. I've changed diet (i.e. the whole Paleo/gluten-free thing), I've tried to reduce my stress levels (yoga! when I have time!) but my face wasn't looking like I wanted it to look. And when I was browsing the health food store and saw this item I decided to try it. A huge tub for $7, why not? Maybe it would be the fix I needed.

First usage I wasn't that impressed. Like many products, there is a transitional period with the clay and the next day my face wasn't looking much better. I waited a few days then tried again. Much, much better. I washed off the stuff and my face looked reborn. Now, I said that about the honey (and then it all went south) as well so I'm still being cautious in my praise, but right now, after having used it a total of four times over a two week period, I really like the clay. I'm going without makeup finally and have had relatively few problem areas. You can also use the clay as a spot treatment, which I have done, although I've found it hard because it isn't easy to put just a little dab on. Oh well.

BUT be warned: the packaging says that you can feel your pulse in your face. This is true. I would also recommend putting the mask on at a time that conversation isn't necessary since it hurts to open your mouth. I can only stand having the mask on for five minutes but you can go up to fifteen. The tub said only to do the mask once a week but several sites recommend using it more often, and some said to use it every day. I think it would be too harsh for everyday use but twice a week is working for me.

I'm still washing my face with Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree Soap and using the Witch Hazel as a toner. I also am still using jojoba oil as a moisturizer and I'm really happy with it. Maybe I've found my natural skin care routine at long last (it's only been a month, month and a half but it feels much longer).

And as always, remember that I'm not qualified to give advice of any kind. This is what worked for me, it might not work for you. Proceed at your own risk, seek professional advice, etc.

Happy Friday!

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