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Are You Using Your Aztec Clay Mask Properly?

I love my Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. It's one of my absolute favourite masks, and I always crave the feeling of it on my skin. I actually get super angry when they run out of it on iHerb *disgruntled grumble*.

But some people don't like the clay - they say it makes their skin break out or become more irritated. I found this weird even though not every product will be right for everyone. How could something that I and so, so many others love so much, be breaking people out?

Say it isn't so!

Well, 99.9% of the time, it's not the clay that matters so much as what we mix with the clay!

In the course of my research I found that bentonite clay has a pH level between 8-9.7, with the exact number depending highly on the brand. This makes bentonite clay in particular very basic, or alkaline, and since our skin is slightly acidic, at around an optimal level of 4.5-5.5, this means Aztec clay alone isn't good for our skin.

Find out more about pH levels in my blog post about it <