April Dawn Ricchuito is a young cancer survivor known for her writings on health care and wellness appearing in numerous blogs. In her former life, April was a makeup artist who knows a thing or two about skincare. She discovered that her cancer treatment brought on new skin issues…and discovered a unique skincare clay treatment along the way. She explains:
“Cancer treatment can wreak havoc on your complexion—the butt kicking combos of chemo, radiation, and cocktails of pills can have your skin looking like you’re back in your teenage years — acne, blackheads, clogged pores, and the like. And there’s nothing like a few blemishes on your face to make an all ready bad situation seem worse. Luckily, you can still have clear skin — and without using harsh chemicals or expensive treatments.
Enter Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. This 100% calcium bentonite clay has been dubbed the ‘world’s most powerful facial.’ Almost every mineral found on Earth is present in this volcanic ash. It’s 100% natural and boasts over 50 skin healing and nourishing minerals which literally pull all the yucky stuff out of your pores.
Simply mix equal parts of the powder with warm water or raw apple cider vinegar in a glass or plastic bowl. (Do not use metal, as this interacts with the clay.) I mix mine in a plastic zip baggie so I can refrigerate it and use any leftover mixture at a later time.
Apply the mud to your face and other areas of your body and let it sit for 10 to 20 minutes before washing off with warm water. The absolute max to leave it on is 45 minutes. You can use it once or twice a week, and up to three times a week for problematic skin. You will feel tightening as the mask hardens, and your skin may be red afterwards; this is completely normal, so don’t be alarmed. You can also put a few scoops in your bath water to help detoxify the skin.
Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is available online and in health food stores for under $10.”
Banish Acne During Cancer Treatment April Dawn Ricchuito is a young cancer survivor known for her writings on Read More