The thought of covering the face with mud may not be very appealing. However, once you learn the potential benefits, you’ll soon become a fan. If skin health and appearance is important to you, then a mud mask can improve the way skin looks and feels. Homemade recipes are available so you can enjoy the benefits any time you want.
Mud mask benefits for oily skin:
Removal of excess oil is the most talked-about benefit. Less oil means less chance of developing blemishes or acne. A special mud contains chemicals to absorb the oil, reducing facial shininess. This mask also increases skin flexibility, making fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable. As the mud dries on the face, it creates a gentle massage, relaxing facial muscles. When the dried mud is removed, it takes dead skin cells and bacteria with it.
Mud may seem like a thick substance but the type used in facial masks enables pores to breathe. Skin should be rinsed with water before applying the mask. After concocting a mud face mask from kaolin, french or green clay and water, apply an even layer of wet mud to the face and neck. Cover the area with a wash cloth or towel and allow the mud to dry.
Usage benefits of your mud mask:
Relax while the mask is in place because moving facial muscles can crack the surface, reducing its effectiveness. It takes about 15 minutes for the mask to dry so pass time by meditating or listening to music. Once the mud is dry, rinse it off with warm water, then scrub the face with an exfoliator, pat dry, and apply a moisturizer suitable for the skin type.
Regular mud mask facials will keep skin smooth and clear while reducing shininess experienced by oily skin types. Experiment with different recipes designed for the skin type until you find one that works best. This beneficial mask is fun to make, easy to apply, and makes long-lasting improvements when used regularly.
To learn more about beneficial oils and ingredients you can add to mud masks or other facial mask recipes have a look at: Natural Homemade Facemasks And Skincare Recipes