Hello Pettigrew Crew,

I hope all of you are having an beautiful summer so far. I know that summer activities and vacations are so fun, but they’re also full of harsh skin situations that expose your skin to things like UV rays, chlorine and extra sweat {yuck} to name a few. So, with all of the swimming and sunny day activities, it’s a great idea to make sure to take extra care of your skin.

I have been wanting to do some do-it-yourself skincare product posts for a while now, because natural and simple ingredients in my skincare products are very appealing to me, and I’m so excited to share with you my first DIY skincare experience.

This awesome deep pore cleansing Indian Healing Clay mask is as simple as it gets when it comes to DIY skincare {baby steps} with only two natural ingredients. {I just love that}

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Organic/Raw Ingredients, Here’s what I used:

1. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay {100% natural calcium bentonite green clay}

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2. Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar {organic, raw, unfiltered}

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I had heard amazing things about Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, and I couldn’t wait to use it to make a deep pore cleansing mask. Yes please! It’s a really pretty light green color and the powder is very fine. It claims to be “the world’s most powerful facial” and I was excited to put it to the test.
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Step 1: I poured 1/4 a cup of Indian clay into my jar. {The recipe calls for equal parts apple cider to equal parts clay}

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Step 2: I poured 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar into my jar.

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The apple cider vinegar makes the mixture fizz and bubble right away, which is pretty cool to watch and you know this mask is going to be active on your face!

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Step 3: I mixed the clay and vinegar until I had a smooth paste. {do not use a metal bowl or utensil for these steps}

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I use a colorful wooden chopstick {it was pretty} but it took a little longer this way. A wooden or plastic spoon would have probably been faster. The color intensifies into a great avocado green and the mask is very smooth and creamy. *I also added a bit more clay to get the thick consistency I was after.

Step 4: I added 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the mask to my face and let dry for 15-12 minutes {5-10 for sensitive or delicate skin}

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I know this glamorous shot is just what you’ve been waiting for, but hey, I do what I have to do to give the Pettigrew Crew an in-depth review right?

This mask dries quickly and gets very tight and crackly, as you can see. Then about 10 mins in, it actually starts to PULSATE. No joke. It’s like the clay starts dancing to techno and it’s a really good dancer. And all that pulsating is actually the mask sucking the impurities out of your pores. Crazy! I have tried a lot of masks now, but this was by far the most unique!

After another 10 minutes the pulsating stopped and I washed all of the mask off. This is not a quick step. This mask is thick and very dry. I think it took me another 10 mins just to get all of the mask washed off. My skin was red on my nose and cheeks and felt a little raw {these are the areas on my face with the largest pores} but after about an hour all of the redness had dissipated.

My skin was left feeling baby soft, firm and clean. I am very impressed!

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You should do this mask about once a week to keep your pores clean and your skin clear and free of all of those summer toxins!

Final Thoughts:

I loved my first DIY skincare experiment and I am stoked to try lots more. This Aztec Secret mask is also great for anyone with problem skin or blemishes and I would love to hear any testimonials of what this mask has done for you. I give it a thumbs up for sure and I loved knowing that I was in full control over what ingredients were going onto my face! So good right?

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