Both mud and clay masks are two popular skin rejuvenating methods used by millions of women throughout the world. These techniques involve the use of mud/clay along with other all-natural ingredients to improve and freshen the face. The ‘mask’ is applied to the face (see image to the right) and left for 30-60 minutes before being removed. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at the benefits of mud and clay masks and reveal whether or not they really work.
Removes Dead Skin Cells
One of the most notable benefits of mud and clay masks is their ability to remove dead skin cells. Even if you can’t see them, chances are there are dead skin cells covering your face. When these cells die, the body replaces them with fresh, new cells. Unfortunately, though, these dead cells will remain on your face until they are cleaned off. Using a mud or clay mask on a regular basis is a simple and effective way to wash away dead skin cells.
Of course, using a mud or clay mask will also moisturize your skin. Some people are naturally born with dry skin, resulting in premature wrinkles, flaking and other visible imperfections. To make matters worse, some of the ‘moisturizing’ creams and lotions out there actually have the opposite effect by drying out the skin even further. Thankfully, mud and clay masks are a safe, all-natural technique for moisturizing the skin.
Exfoliates The Skin
Yet another benefit of mud and clay masks is their exfoliation properties. It’s not uncommon for our pores to become clogged with oil, dust, dead skin cells and dirt. Allowing your pores to remain clogged with all of these impurities will only make your pores larger and more visible (which is a bad thing!). Using a mud or clay mask will naturally clean the pores on your face to remove these impurities. After using one of these masks, you’ll notice smoother, fresher skin with fewer blackhead and other blemishes.
Detoxifies Your Body
If you needed another reason to use a mud or clay mask, here’s one: they help to flush toxins from the body. A quality mask product will contain a blend of powerful all-natural ingredients which pull out impurities and toxins located directly under the skin. And the more masks you perform, the more toxins are flushed from your body. This alone is reason enough for some women to incorporate them into their beauty regime.