Some skin care trends come and go, the same happens with trendy new beauty products. One product that has been popular for a while is the aztec clay mask. This mask is a affordable and very popular. This simple clay mask has great benefits and when mixed with other ingredients can give you an even deeper cleansing effect.
The aztec clay mask works well at de-clogging your pores and removing dirt and impurities. It acts like a vacuum by lifting dirt from your skin. 100% natural calcium bentonite clay can be mixed into a nice thick consistency and applied to clean skin.
Aztec Clay Mask and Apple Cider
Mixing the aztec clay mask with water works wonders, but I’ve recently discovered people are mixing it with apple cider for a deeper clean. Mixing about 1 tbs of the clay mask with organic apple cider vinegar is meant to provide better results and clean the skin deeper. Apply the mask on the face for 10-15 minutes or as preferred, then wash the mask off once the time is done or the mask has completely dried.
A patch test should be done before you try any new skin care
products and not recommended for super sensitive skin. Mild redness occurs but should
go away after 30 minutes.
I believe this option is a little bit too strong from my skin, since my skin is both parts dry/oily it might cause too much drying. I stick with the water only mix and keep an eye out for too much dryness.
Benefits of Aztec Clay Mask
- Minimizes pores
- Unclogs pores
- Helps with acne and blemishes
- Helps with excessively oily skin
- Natural exfoliator
- Helps with dark spots
- Cleans and refreshes skin
- Deep pore cleansing