Want to look good? Then you got to get some mud on your face! Hey, no, we’re not crazy.
It has been said that Egyptian Queen Cleopatra used clay from the dead sea to pamper her skin. So why not you? Have you ever tried applying a mud pack (clay with warm water)? If not, then this is your opportunity to try it. It is one of the most natural and moisturising skin boosters out there. No wonder then it was in Cleo’s beauty cart too. Well just know that the effects aren’t significantly long term, but they definitely do provide instant short-term results.
Wondering what benefits mud masks have? Read right on to find out the beauty benefits of mud masks.
Benefits of applying mud masks:
- Mud masks are known for their antibacterial and exfoliating properties. They remove impurities from the skin, unclog pores and absorbs excess oil.
- Bentonite clay is effective for allergic reactions on the skin. It acts as a barrier and prevents toxins from getting absorbed into your skin.
- Bentonite clay can heal skin wounds effectively.
- Applying clay on your skin boosts skin’s elasticity and prevents signs of aging.
- Clay forms a protective layer that helps in maintaining the natural moisture in your skin and keeps it soft and hydrated.
- The dead sea mud has proved to be a have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Note: because of its purifying and detoxifying-like effects, mud masks may tend to dry some skin types if kept on for too long.
Now, before you begin, there are a bunch of clays to choose from like fuller’s earth (multani mitti), bentonite clay, dead sea clay, French pink clay, Aztec healing clay and a whole bunch more.
At this point, you’re probably wondering how to make a mud pack. Fret not! These easy-to-obtain-and-whip-up mud packs not only have multiple skin benefits, but have a great scent too.
Homemade mud mask for blackheads
- Soak a clean cloth in warm water and place it on your face for a minute and then pat dry.
- Next, take a ceramic bowl and add bentonite clay powder, lemon juice, oil, and water and mix well.
- Apply it all over the face and neck and let it set.
- Gently clean with a circular motion using warm water. Use it once a week.
Charcoal mud mask
- Take any clay of your choice in a bowl and dilute it with witch hazel or distilled water.
- Blend well with activated charcoal and tea tree oil and then apply it on your face and let it dry.
- Rinse the mask with cold water and pat your face dry.
Tea tree oil mud mask
- Take some fuller’s earth (multani mitti), in a bowl and add honey to it.
- Add few drops of rose water and an essential oil and then blend.
- Spread it evenly on your face and let it dry.
- Wash with lukewarm water and then pat dry.