November 9th, 2016
~ This under $15 beauty find is a keeper.
I woke up last Thursday morning with a nose covered with pimples. This hasn't happened to me in ages. I have no idea what triggered off this reaction, but I reached into my beauty closet and remembered this product that I read about, Aztec Indian Healing Clay. I actually had bought this for my son, but later realized he didn't need it, so I kept it figuring I would try it for its other benefit, which is its pore minimizing effects. I applied it to my nose and kept it on for a good 20 minutes and found an immediate improvement in the bumps after I washed it off. I used it once again that evening and the following day, and saw a significance difference after each use. I was amazed how quickly these bumps went away.
This is what you need to know. First, it's a cult-favorite that touts an old-school mask usage. Amazon boasts that it is the "world's most powerful facial", and currently has over 10,000 reviews, most of which are positive. I did read that those who are battling acne for years swear by Aztec's pore-cleansing secret, also benefits those with large pores. It contains only one ingredient in the product, which is calcium bentonite clay, which you mix with either water or apple-cider vinegar to make a paste. I heard that by mixing it with apple cider it helps dissolve the product better, and acts as an antimicrobial property that may help kill excess bacteria on the skin.
One piece of advice, it is a little messy and it has potential of clogging pipes due to the clay which hardens as it goes down the drain. You can remove the hard clay in pieces and dispose of it in the garbage of use a paper towel to act as a filter over the drain.