Some people have been put off using mud masks because of poor experiences in the past that have left them with dry, irritated skin afterwards.
By choosing the right ingredients, it’s possible not only not to irritate sensitive skin, but even to help relieve any sensitivity. It’s important to use a very mild clay, such as the White Clay used here. This will cleanse the skin as gently as possible, while the lavender and chamomile flowers provide a natural but mild anti-bacterial benefit.
There may not be many benefits to having what people would consider oily skin, but reduced signs of aging can definitely be one of them!
Fuller’s Earth Clay
For the rest of us, wrinkles and fine lines are something that we’re going to have to deal with. Although it’s not possible to completely remove the signs of aging – well, at least not be resorting to expensive and painful invasive procedures – we can at least try to reduce them or slow their progress.
The key to this mask is ensuring that the skin gets well-moisturized rather becoming oily. The protein in the egg white helps nourish the skin, while the rose water and green tea provide a gently invigorating experience.
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.
Oily skin is the result of the sebaceous glands producing too much sebum, which is a light yellow, oily fluid that is responsible of keeping the hair and skin mosturized.
The sebaceous glands enlarge during adolescence, causing them to produce more sebum and leading to oiler skin. When sebum gets trapped in the pores, acne can develop. Usually, sebum production declines after age 20, meaning that people who were prone to oily skin and acne when younger often find that it clears up naturally.
If you work in the city and have to deal with the daily grind of a commute amid all the pollution that cars, buses and trucks throw out into the atmosphere, you’ll know the feeling when you get home. You just feel dirty, as if all the muck in the city air has ground its way into your skin and clogged you up.
There’s nothing as effective as a mud mask for helping to clear out all that gunk and leave your skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.
Although mud masks are a fantastic remedy for acne, there are only part of the solution. You need to maintain a good skincare regime and a healthy diet in order to make the effects of the mask more beneficial. Yes, you can treat acne with a mud mask, but it’s not the only step you’ll need to take.
You should not use a mud mask more than twice a week; therefore, making sure that you keep your face clean is essential in between mask days. You must wash your face first thing in the morning and also right before you go to bed. Make sure you buy a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which are brilliant acne-fighting ingredients.