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The dangers of this popular clay!

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MorgenDunn
First I’ll give you some background info on my skin: I have combination to oily skin with quite a few constant breakouts if I’m not properly caring for my skin. I haven’t had any bad reactions to any skincare product before (aside from some products dehydrating my skin) Pros of this product: Honestly the only pro I can think of for this product (in my experience) is the price. $13 and it would last a very long time considering it only took about half a tablespoon to do my nose, cheeks, and a patch test on my arm (with some left over!) I’ve heard other people speak amazing things about this product so if you’re interested in buying I would say to go for it especially considering you aren’t losing much money if it ends up reacting the way it did on me. CONS: Before I used this product I decided to do a patch test on my forearm to see if I would have any reaction. As you can see on the second picture I attached above, I saw little to no redness on my arm after I took off the clay so I decided to try it on my face. Big mistake 😬. At about the 10 minute mark I started to feel the pulsing in my face (which I’ve heard is normal) and I decided to take it off at the 15 minute mark as it looked dry. I walked passed my mom and she said something about me looking crazy which made me laugh. The second my face moved to laugh I felt a painful burning in my cheeks and nose so I made my way to the bathroom to try and wash it off, OUCH! I felt like my skin was being peeled off and the burning sensation only got worse. Tip if you’re ever in this situation: the only way I could remove it without being brought to tears was taking a towel, soaking the corner with cold water and gently pressing it against my face to soften the clay, then after a few minutes I would GENTLY wipe my face with the wet towel to get the product off. Once that painful mess was finally over I looked up into the mirror and was shocked to see extreme redness that perfectly outlined where I had the product. This redness lasted for AN HOUR! Final thoughts: I will definitely not be using this product again. It also worries me that nothing came up on the patch test but I reacted so severely on my face (if there’s a better place to do a patch test please let me know!) AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay
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Ashley0312It’s better to not let the clay completely dry as it’s much easier to wash off when it’s still slightly wet and you shouldn’t have such a harsh reaction.
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Ross has it!!
This is so amazing you can feel it sucking the gunk right out of your pores! It’s fun to use it you mix it and apply with a fan brush. It was under $10 at Ross and you know Ross and Marshall’s has all the same stuff too. You don’t have to waste your money on expensive acne masks. This will dry up any pimple almost completely over night, and this size tub will last a VERY long time. I’ve had this a year. I do not use vinegar to mix it. I use water and leave it on only ten minutes. I am absolutely not above starting a self care movement at midnight to give my skin a little TLC before my only day off, tomorrow. I’ll wake up legit glowing. AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay
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Hedda409
Hormonal Acne Treatment Carbon Theory
Products I use: AM: 🥞 Step 1: Wash face with Carbon Theory. - Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar - Great for hard pimples/ acne that hurt (can’t go ‘pop’ with a cotton bud). - If you are sensitive to tea tree I do not recommend. Step 2: Tone with Carbon Theory. - Facial Purifying Tonic - This can sting open wounds or burns so be careful. - Has brightened my complexion. (Wait 30 mins then apply ⬇️) Step 3: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% - Have not used yet, still making sure I do not have an allergy to the product before I put it on my face! (Wait 30 mins then apply ⬇️) Step 4: Moisturise with Cetaphil - Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30 Unscented - I have been using this for years it absorbs well into the skin, and does not flake or go lumpy when your makeup is applied over the top. I love that it has SPF in it, it also doesn’t have a terrible odour. PM: 💤 Step 1: Either damp face with water & apply sukin - Pink Clay Facial Masque Sensitive 100ml - This is OK I haven’t seen any drastic improvement in my skin but will keep using this as I like pink clay, and I will mention if I see any improvements while using this. OR sukin - Pore Refining Facial Scrub Oil Balancing - I have been using this for a while I like how this feels on the skin, it is not a very harsh scrub. It does help to minimise the pores but not drastically. OR AZTEC SECRET - Indian Healing Clay (leave face dry and apply mask with Apple Cider Vinegar) - THIS STUFF IS AMAZING this was recommended to me by a makeup artist, and I love it! It does sting and burn on open wounds/cuts, but it is great for pigmentation (which I have lots of issues with) and helps to even out your complexion, it also “pulsates” and “tingles” and I know it’s doing something good! It does feel a bit uncomfortable with the vinegar at times (makes the eyes run) but it dries out and kills any pimples I have. I recommend using an oil straight after to avoid dehydration as this is a harsh but effective treatment. If left on for too long it can make red marks where the product has been on the face which will eventually go away...😅 OR use Carbon Theory. - Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Exfoliating Scrub on already damp face. - I do love using this it feels really refreshing, I believe it to be a harsher scrub so I do not use this regularly 1-2 as it can cause break outs if used everyday. Step 2: Wash face with Carbon Theory. - Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Break-Out Control Facial Cleansing Bar Step 3: Tone with Carbon Theory. - Facial Purifying Tonic (Wait 30 mins then apply ⬇️) Step 5: the Jojoba company - 100% Natural Australian Jojoba Oil - For white heads I ‘pop’ with cotton bud and apply tea tree
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