Dry skin occurs when the skin is generating too little of a substance called sebum. This is a naturally occurring oil produced by the sebaceous glands in the skin and has a vital role in keeping the skin and hair moisturized.
If too little sebum is produced, the skin will be noticeably dry and even flaky. The type of mud mask that you want to use in this instance is one that will not draw any oils or moisture from the skin.
The white clay used in this recipe is incredibly gentle and won’t dry out your skin, while the honey acts as a wonderful moisturizing agent. The glycerine helps the outer layer of your skin stay moisturized, though if you don’t have any it can be substituted with cocoa butter or something similar.
Mud Mask for dry skin
- Make sure the honey is soft and runny. Microwave for a few seconds, if necessary.
- Mix together all the ingredients until they form a smooth paste.
- To adjust the thickness of the paste, add a little more glycerine or clay, as required.