Your New Favorite Face Mask!

Your New Favorite Face Mask!

Buongiorno tutti!

I have a new breakthrough skincare product and I will shout it from the mountain tops! ย It’s a product that has been around for a while, but it’s recently become a staple in my skincare routine and I’m here to tell you all about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, I give you, the greatest store-bought face mask of all time!

We know I am a lover of the DIY face masks made from two or three ingredients you can find in your kitchen. But when something this natural and different surfaces, I have no qualms whatsoever about including it in my skincare regimen. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s called Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and it says right on the bottle “world’s most powerful facial” – right they are. ย For centuries, people have been using clay for beauty purposes, so sign me up too!

The product is made up of 100% natural calcium bentonite (green) clay. Also per the bottle: it is sun dried, no fragrances, no animal testing, no animal products, and no additives. ย LOVE.ย It’s really difficult to find good skincare products thatย don’t have a single harmful ingredient in them- including fragrance.

To add to the beautyย of this clay, you can combine it with another favorite magical product- apple cider vinegar– to make the mask! Apple cider vinegar has tons of amazing properties for clearing and brightening skin, so incorporating it into a mask adds so many extra benefits. (You can mix the clayย with water as well if you want.)

How to make it:

All you have to do is mix equal parts clay and apple cider vinegar (or water) and stir it until it becomes a paste.

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Bragg’s is the only brand I buy of apple cider vinegar! ๐Ÿ™‚

At first, the two ingredients have a little reaction, but just keep stirring it and it will become a paste in a minute or two. ย (Of course you can add more clay or liquid as needed).

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what it looks like when you first combine the two ingredients.

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Slowly becoming ย paste with stirring.

I applied the mask just with my fingers but you could use a brush as well if you prefer. ย This amount of clay made quite a bit of paste, so you could even do half of this amount for one facial. ย Since I made this much, I did two or three layers on my face ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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ready to apply!

You can leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes for delicate skin, or 15-20 minutes for normalย skin. ย I left mine on for 20 minutes. ย The bottle says “feel your face pulsate!” – accurate. ย You’ll experience a tightening and pulling sensation which is normal. ๐Ÿ™‚ But relax and let the natural magic heal your skin! <3

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The biggest smile I could muster up without cracking! ๐Ÿ˜€

The mask can be washed off easily with warm water. ย The only other effect to note is that you may see some areas of redness on your face afterward that will last only about 30 minutes.

Applying some Egyptian Magic cream after this is the only thing that could make your face any happier. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This mask can be enjoyed 1-2 times per week. ย You can find a one pound container of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay on Amazon for about $14 (!). I truly believe the best, most pure products for your skin are some of the least expensive ones out there because nothing artificial or unnecessary got added to it. ย You don’t have to spend a fortune to get excellentย skincare!


I hope you guys enjoyed my post, and let me know if you have tried or are planning to try this product for yourself in the comments below! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ciao ciao,

Amanda <3

 

75 Comments

  1. November 2, 2016 / 9:43 am

    Yes, this brand of bentonite clay has been around for ages – you can get it at Whole Foods , WalMart, and Walgreens. There are tons of ways to use it but I’m with you – the ACV mask is a life saver.

    • November 2, 2016 / 11:02 am

      Yeah that’s exactly what happened to me for so long… and I’m so happy I finally got it! Obsessed ๐Ÿ˜

      • November 2, 2016 / 11:08 am

        I’ll try to get it over the weekend to give it a try ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. November 2, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I’ve been wanting to buy that mask & wanna try it even more now! By the way, you have GREAT brows.

    • November 2, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      Yes I don’t know why but it took me a while to buy it too haha but you’ll love it! And thank you so much ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. November 2, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    I used to love Egyptian Magic!!! I don’t know why I stopped using it. HAHA. I’ve seen this clay around too, but never thought of making this mask. Thank you!!!

    • November 2, 2016 / 2:05 pm

      Omg! Egyptian Magic is my FAVORITE skincare product. I use it for everything!! I’m happy I jogged your memory ahah!

      • November 2, 2016 / 2:08 pm

        just goes to show you you never know when you will inspire someone ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. November 2, 2016 / 3:40 pm

    I recently bought this product too after seeing a Youtube review. I’ve only tried it with water, I will try it with ACV next time. I also heard that you add Aloe Vera?

    • November 2, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      I think ACV is more beneficial- double the good stuff ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve never hear about aloe vera but im not sure adding a gel to a powder would come out so great.

      • November 2, 2016 / 6:30 pm

        That’s true, cant wait to try with ACV.

  5. November 2, 2016 / 4:10 pm

    Im currenlty on a hunt for a good inexpensive face mask, I have never heard of this brand. Will sure give it a try!

    • November 2, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      You’ve found the right one then ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s the best and all good stuff inside!

  6. November 2, 2016 / 7:01 pm

    Now that the weather is getting chilly– What are your suggestions for body butters or scrubs?

    • November 2, 2016 / 7:30 pm

      I wrote this post last winter regarding keeping skin moisturized in colder weather–> //bellezzacorner.com/2016/02/04/keeping-your-skin-moisturized-and-hydrated-naturally-through-the-winter-months/ as far as exfoliating goes, I will be making a post soon about some of my new favorites but dry brushing is always great for you. //bellezzacorner.com/2016/05/10/beauty-benefits-of-dry-brushing/

      • November 3, 2016 / 5:24 am

        Thanks!

  7. November 3, 2016 / 7:17 am

    I remember reading about the Egyptian magic cream and it was heavenly. I have to give this mask a go too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 3, 2016 / 10:04 am

      ๐Ÿ˜Š it’s hard to find such great stuff. When I do I use them forever and have to tell everyone haha

      • November 3, 2016 / 10:11 am

        Haha I completely agree.. thanks again hun ๐Ÿ˜˜ xx

      • November 3, 2016 / 10:24 am

        Thank you for the support! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ

      • November 3, 2016 / 10:26 am

        You’re always welcome! ๐Ÿ˜˜

    • November 3, 2016 / 12:12 pm

      haha well this one will become a staple- I assure you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. November 3, 2016 / 8:30 pm

    I love this! I saw this on an instagram post and wondered if it works. now I’ve got to run to the grocery to try it!! โค๏ธ

  9. November 4, 2016 / 11:56 am

    You’re a total soul-sister! It’s on my list to try this, and now your experience has given me the confidence to do so. Thanks for sharing, Amanda! Best wishes

    • November 4, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      omg you’re so sweet, thank you!! I’m happy you’re going to try it, I put it off forever too, but I never looked back since ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

      • November 4, 2016 / 12:02 pm

        You’ll certainly be hearing about it from me once I’ve tried it ๐Ÿ™‚ take care, stay beautiful xx

      • November 4, 2016 / 12:03 pm

        Yes, you have to report back! ๐Ÿ™‚ You too, love! <3

  10. November 4, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    This is an awesome mask! I discovered at the beginning of the year and I notice a difference when I don’t use it. Definitely a staple ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 4, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Oh wow good to know! It’s already becoming a staple for me too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • November 5, 2016 / 1:02 pm

      It doesn’t..The whole mask tingles just a bit but it’s normal. The vinegar is diluted and reacts with the clay so it’s not so strong.

  11. November 6, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Love the title!! ๐Ÿ˜…

  12. November 6, 2016 / 9:36 pm

    Yes! I love this face mask!

  13. November 8, 2016 / 10:32 am

    This stuff is amazing!! I’ve also added powdered activated charcoal for an extra-detoxing mask

    • November 8, 2016 / 10:33 am

      ooh that’s a great idea! I’m totally going to do that. Thanks!

  14. lesliejudith
    November 11, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Wow. I really have to try this. My skin was amazing but lately I’ve been breaking out little by little.

    • November 11, 2016 / 11:45 am

      Maybe it’s the change of season. This mask is the best though, worth a try!

      • lesliejudith
        November 11, 2016 / 11:45 am

        I had hoped so but it started once we moved in with the in laws.

      • November 11, 2016 / 12:53 pm

        Oh no ๐Ÿ˜• Safe to say there’s a component of stress involved in your case. Try to address things that way as well! You could try meditating ๐Ÿ˜Š

  15. November 14, 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Yes!! This mask is great. Like you, I mix with apple cider vinegar, in addition to a tad of honey and/or egg white. There are so many different and natural ways to make it.

    • November 14, 2016 / 9:56 pm

      Yes! Oh I would totally add honey. Thanks for the idea. ๐Ÿ˜Š You really can’t go wrong, it’s the best!

  16. November 20, 2016 / 4:51 am

    Ooh I’m definitely intrigued by this. Might need to check it out!

  17. November 22, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    Your blog is so amazing! I wish to someday be as good as you are! Keep it up ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. November 25, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    You look great even with a mask hehe ๐Ÿ˜˜

      • November 25, 2016 / 7:18 pm

        Haha you’re welcome anyways ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. December 7, 2016 / 11:14 am

    In love with this mask…I use it during my “spa” days.

  20. December 30, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    I have this mask but have only used it with water, which caused it to be all bumpy! Hopefully using the vinegar instead next time will help it work better, thank you!x

  21. September 10, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    Hi Amanda,

    I wanna try doing selfies with face mask on (haha) – so cute. Anyway, I haven’t tried this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay and thankful that it is available on amazon. I wanted to give it a try, I hope it works on my skin. Thanks!

    • The Bellezza Corner
      September 14, 2017 / 5:51 pm

      hahah it’s definitely a challenge to look cute in a mask selfie, ha! This clay is a game changer, you have to try! It’s all natural stuff and when mixed with the apple cider vinegar, it’s magical!

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