Ever wondered how to treat yourself to a mud mask facial? I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to find time in the schedule and dollars in the wallet to go to the spa for this type of treatment. Thankfully, there are some great skincare products out there that make this little luxury super easy and cost effective to do at home.
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Mud masks, sometimes also known as clay masks, date back to ancient times for brightening and firming skin. You can find most in a paste or powder form. If in powder form, simply mix with water, apple cider vinegar to create a paste before use.
What Does A Mud Mask Do?
A mud mask is full of minerals and properties that help to unclog pores, improve skin tone and brighten complexion. Some have a smoothing or firming effect while others will exfoliate and detoxify the skin.
How Often Should I Use a Mud Mask Facial?
Because of the deep cleaning nature, use this type of mask once or twice a week. If your mask application is taking longer than 7-10 minutes to dry, you are using too much. Your mud mask should be spread over face sparingly; enough to cover the skin with an opaque film. Allow to dry completely. You will know when it’s ready because it will change color!
How do I Remove a Mud Mask?
After your mask is dry, wet a washcloth with warm water and place over your face (without rubbing) to soften the mud. Rinse the washcloth and repeat until able to softly wipe away, or better yet do your facial before taking a shower and when ready, you can rinse away while in the shower!
We have some favorite mud masks that we use from local makers and some that you can find online or in the drug store.
As always, read the packaging for instructions for use and care.
This home-spa facial routine is the perfect way to pamper your skin with the benefits of a mud mask. Another quick and travel-friendly facials can be found using sheet masks.
Have you ever tried a mud mask facial? What did you like or not like about it?