A mud mask provides many benefits for healthy skin care. For example, a mud facial will help to clarify problem skin, moisturize the skin, shrink pores, eliminate excess oil, tone the skin, and help in unclogging skin pores. In addition, use of a mud facial mask will restore the skin’s proper pH level, exfoliate the skin, remove toxins from the skin, and generally rejuvenate the skin structure.
With all these benefits for skin, it is no wonder why these masks are so popular. The recipes for facial masks below will help achieve the goal of healthy skin and be an effective anti aging skin care procedure.
1 teaspoon of hot water
½ teaspoon of dead sea salts, dissolved in the hot water
2 teaspoons of buttermilk
2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
5 drops of chamomile essential oil
15 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops tea tree essential oil
2 slightly heaping tablespoons of betonite clay (powdered, bought at health food store)
Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the face (and body if desired) for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
3 tablespoons of fuller’s earth
3 tablespoons of plain yogurt
Mix the two ingredients together to make a paste and then pat onto the face with gentle, upward strokes. Let it dry on the skin for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse off with warm water.
Peppermint Mask with Mud(for oily skin)
2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth
Combine all ingredients together. Apply to the face and avoid the eye area. Leave it on the face for 10 minutes and then rinse off.
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