TOP OF THE TOWER: ISSUE 6
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AZTEC CLAY MASK + BRAGGS ACV COMBO
by Ashli Stockton
WHY WE LOVE IT?
Do you ever get in the mood to rip your face off? Really dig deep into those pores? Give yourself an extreme clean? Take a Hoover to your dermis? Yea, same.
If you're not familiar with Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask, allow me to introduce you. I discovered this magic at Wholefoods a bunch of years ago. I was perusing the gluten free pasta options when I glanced to my left and saw the end cap across the isle filled with this stuff...the packaging called me to come, learn more, discover the secret inside. Yes, yes, i thought tell me your SECRETS (and only $10!)! I brought it home, got to work and have been hooked ever since. This stuff WORKS, and it has lots of uses but be forewarned, it's not for skincare fraidy cats. If you're not scared yet, keep reading...
WHAT DOES IT DO & HOW DO I USE IT?
It's basically 100% bentonite clay in powder form. You can mix it with anything to make it so that you can smear it all over your face (or body). I've tried water and witch hazel but by far my mixer of choice is Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar. Obviously it doesn't smell great but sometimes beauty isn't pretty so... You only need about a teaspoon of powder and half teaspoon of liquid to get it to the right consistency. I mix it in a tiny little ceramic bowl and use a spoon to mix it up and smear it all over my pre-cleansed face. Now, hold on to your hat sister, you'll feel the clay tightening and hardening - you may feel the urge to rinse it off before it's done, your face will develop a full on heart-beat. You might panic and think WTF did i just do?! Don't. It's going to be ok (probably). Let it fully dry and harden, your strength will be rewarded (eventually). Once you rinse it off you're going to be red AF. Even though I'm telling you not to panic you prob will. Put some moisturizer or serum on and wait an hour, then look in the mirror and immediately e-mail me with your thank you's. You're welcome.