Who would have thought that using mud would be such a popular beauty treatment?
It’s ironic! We spend hours washing off the mud from our skin after a day out in the heat and dust and then we spend a few more hours slathering it onto our skin for it to look smooth and beautiful. There’s definitely something to be said about the many anomalies in beauty treatments.
If you, like many others, have found the idea of a mud mask strange, you should know that ‘mud’ mask is really a misnomer. The mud used in such a mask is really a type of clay that is rich in minerals and other special ingredients that work together to cleanse and soften the skin, leaving it looking smooth and younger-looking. The claims that you read about the effects of a mud mask really are true.
How To Use A Mud Mask
A mask should always be applied to clean, dry skin.
Apply the mask generously, making sure you cover the whole face including the jaw line and forehead but not the eye area.
Leave the mask on for about 15 to 20 minutes and then wash off thoroughly by splashing warm water over your face or by wiping gently with a wet washcloth.
Do not use soap or any type of facial cleanser immediately after using a mud mask.
Applying a mud mask over your face just twice or thrice a week is enough to get a clear, brighter, younger looking skin.
Of course, doing it yourself does take a bit of prep work and cleaning up. It’s so much better to pamper yourself by getting a mud mask by a professional at a spa. After all, you deserve it!