Mud Mask Facial Recipes

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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.

Yogurt/Buttermilk/Betonite Mud Mask

For this facial mask you will need to gather the ingredients listed below. The great benefits of this mask is that in addition to using mud or clay, it is also infused with several essential oils that are great for the skin. Yogurt and buttermilk add to the ingredient list of products that help keep the skin healthy.

  • 1 teaspoon of hot water
  • ½ teaspoon of dead sea salts that are dissolved in the hot water
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh 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 all  of the above ingredients together. Apply the mixture to the face and various body parts, if desired, for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off the mud mask with warm water and then lightly pat the skin dry with a clean towel.

Yogurt Mask

facial mud mask good for healthy and young looking skin

This is a very simple mud or clay mask.

  • 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. Dry the face gently with a clean towel.

Peppermint Mask with Mud (for oily skin)

If you are suffering from an oily skin problem, then this simple to make peppermint mask with mud is worth a try. You will need the following ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol
  • 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth

Combine all of the ingredients together. The mask is now ready for use. Apply it to the face and avoid the eye area in order to avoid any interaction or irritation of the eyes. Leave the peppermint mask on the face for 10 minutes and then rinse off with lukewarm warm and dry the face gently.

Additional homemade facial mask recipes can be found at the pages below:

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