No matter how happy one can be, an acne flare up will cause the highest of confidence levels to drop below zero. However, there is a mask that some users are hush-hush about because it is so effective and with one use can reduce inflammation and swelling; it is called Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. This mask comes in powder form, as it is dried up volcanic ash—but don’t let that be alarming! The Volcanic ash works to basically draw out poisons and harmful toxins from deep within the skin due to its elevated content of vital minerals. This mask can be purchased for six dollars or so, if you purchase the small tub, at any health food store (Whole Foods, Sunrise Natural Foods etc.) and lasts for several months, depending on how often you use it.
The mask is simple and easy to make and requires one ingredient—warm water! Lightly sprinkle in the powder into a bowl or container with a lid (as not to waste any of the potent mask so the remaining content can be stored for a later use), slowly pour in the warm water and stir with a spoon and apply with clean fingers. Warm water is not necessary for those who may be apprehensive, all the warm water does is it ensures that the pores are open to allow for a deep cleaning. The mask may be left on for ten to fifteen minutes or longer—but not longer than forty-five minutes to an hour. A good suggestion is to use the mask once a week or once every two weeks or whenever deemed necessary.
For easier application one can use a fan make up brush, which may be purchased at a local drug store for a few extra dollars. The fan brush makes the process less messy. For the facial connoisseur, in place of the warm water add instead some Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. Apple Cider Vinegar has been proven to reduce the appearance of acne scars as well as reducing the size of pores! So this will give the mask an extra kick. But only do it on a night in, because of the ACV it leaves one’s face a glowing red, this don’t mean there is an allergic reaction, all it means is that the mask worked! Another side note, make sure to thoroughly wash off the mask when used with the ACV, as the Vinegar may leave behind a rather strong odor.
The Healing Clay is such a versatile powder that it can even be sprinkled into a warm bath—with a tablespoon of Epsom Salt for an extra boost to help purify and relax your body. It could even be used as a spot treatment at night. The clay is chemical free and absolutely refreshing and there are guaranteed results after just one use. It is free of harsh chemicals that can dry out the skin and best of all it is not littered with harmful unnecessary ingredients. Wrap up in a plush white robe and put the cool cucumber slices over your eyes and enjoy the best at home facial of a lifetime.