What are Mud Masks?
Mud masks are used as a great performing beauty product, precisely because they clean and absorb oil from tissues. As a natural substance, it is balancing and revitalising. Mud is also effective in calming sore muscles, regenerates skin cells and renewing the skin. Mud is used in aesthetic medicine, due to the large amount of minerals it contains, which together with water, are essential elements for skin care.
Mud is an effective substance in absorbing the impurities contained in the tissues and that are captured, neutralized and drained, by eliminating the impurities.
Mud Mask Benefits for the Skin
1. Good for the entire body
Mud can be a powerful ally that helps eliminating excessive fat. The mud, mixed with other ingredients such as herbs or oils, help eliminate toxins and therefore, it is an effective remedy to reduce cellulite, obesity and flaccidity. The mud softens, hydrates and regenerates the skin, activating and stimulating blood circulation. In addition, it oxygenates the body and releases accumulated toxins.
2. Deep Cleansing the Skin
Mud masks have been in used from centuries as a natural product for cleansing the skin. When it comes to cleaning and absorption properties, mud masks are the best. Leaving your mud mask to dry on your face will suck up and absorb all the oil, impurities, debris, and dirt that have gathered in the skin pores, leaving your pores open and your skin ready to absorb all the goodness from your skincare products.
3. Exfoliating and Rejuvenating
Mud masks that contain high concentrations of important minerals such as sodium, calcium, potassium, and magnesium are excellent at exfoliating dead skin cells which play an important role in skin rejuvenation. Exfoliation of dead skin cells leaves the skin smooth, radiant, and glowing. Your skin will then appear younger fading away small fine lines, fine and wrinkles. This is one of the reasons that make mud masks an excellent in anti-aging treatments.
4. Clear Acne and Blemishes
Mud masks are powerfully able to absorb excess oil and sebum, which it clears the pores from bacteria; the main enemy for the formation of acne and blemishes. Regular application of mud masks will prevent clogged pores, thus helping in preventing breakouts.
5. Enriches the Skin
Mud masks have been used by ancient civilisation as one of the main beauty products. Civilisations as ancient Egypt used mud in their skincare and body care rituals to enrich their skins. The natural minerals in mud masks – including calcium, sulphate and magnesium – are great for your skin.
How to Use Mud Masks?
Mud masks are easy to use. Just apply a generous, even layer of the mud to the skin, avoiding the mouth and the area around the eyes. Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it dries completely. Remove it by rinsing with lukewarm water and then continue with your skincare regimen. Use it two to three times a week depending on your skin type or needs.
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Samira is a Middle-Eastern beauty expert passionate about skincare and makeup. Samira lived in different Arabic countries and worked in some of the most prestigious beauty centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. That is how Samira acquired most of her knowledge about beauty and the Arabic skincare rituals.