Benefits of Handmade Clay Mask (Mud Mask)

Aging skin can be such a bummer! As you age, some skin-related issues start to emerge. Your skin starts creating less oil, which makes it dry and droopy. Who would desire to have such skin? To circumvent this, you must begin taking care of your skin at age.

Several external and internal factors, such as atmospheric pollutants, age, exposure to the sun, chemicals in skincare products, and an unhealthy diet, can immediately affect the health of your skin. Dryness, sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines develop and are normally followed by dullness. You need to follow a proper routine to keep your skin glowing, healthy, and sag-free.

One solution is to opt for skin tightening masks. Below are a few easy skin tightening mask recipes you can easily make at home. Use any of these face tightening masks at least once a week for the younger looking skin.

Before we tell you why you must opt for a mud mask at home, let us tell you why a mud mask is needed in the first place!

Some Benefits Of Using Homemade Mud Masks Are:

They sop up and absorb excess oils from the skin in the best conceivable way. Nothing works at oil-control better than mud masks. This can be very beneficial if you have combination or oily skin type.

The oil-soaking property helps in minimizing acne and blemishes to a great extent.
Mud masks detoxify and cleanse the pores on the skin, and allow them tobreathe.

Mud masks impart a tightening effect on the skin, thus diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, and are good anti-aging agents (though they act only superficially).
Skin texture is improved
The muscles on the face get relaxed. The routine tightening effect of the mask can be associated with a message.

The masks take away bacteria and dead cells along with them on washing.
Mud masks can be applied on the body also, and not just the face. This can be especially helpful if you have oily upper back (with eruptions)
Mud- baths, i.e., soaking the whole body in mud (it is a specialized treatment, requiring a therapist) can help in relieving pains such as arthritis.

They are very easy to use, and if you prepare them at home, they can save you a lot of money too!
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Benefits Of Homemade Mud Masks:
You save a lot of money and traveling time, and can easily relax in the comfort of your home!

Most ingredients would be easily available
You get better benefits from a freshly prepared mask, as compared to readymade masks, which come laden with chemicals and preservatives.
You can maintain your hygiene standards, which is difficult to do in a parlor/ salon.

Skin Preparation And Steps:
Wash your face with lukewarm water. This will loosen up and reopen the pores, and aid the action of mud masks

Apply mask to cleansed skin.
Leave the mask on the face for at least 15 minutes, or until it dries.
Avoid facial gestures while the mask is on the face. The mask may crack!
After 15 minutes, wash off the face with cold water to seal the open pores, and apply a moisturizer fitting for your skin type.

Many types of clay can be used on the skin, such as Fuller’s Earth Clay (multani mitti), Kaolin clay, green clay, white clay, etc.

Green clay- draws out toxins from the skin, is anti-inflammatory. Very good for acne.
White clay- soothes and relaxes the skin and is fitting for all skin types. This is the softest of all the clays.
Red clay-another gentle clay, it is advised for dry and sensitive skins.
Pink clay- used for revitalizing dry, wrinkled, tired skin. It also has excellent cleansing properties.
Bentonite clay, Kaolin clay, and Fuller’s Earth are also suitable for use in face masks. The last being excellent for acne prone and oily skin conditions
You may use any of the masks (as mentioned below), but since Fuller’s Earth Clay or multani mitti is the most easily available one, you may use it in place of any other clay to get similar benefits.

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