Who in their right mind would think that mud would have any benefit to skin what so ever? Yes, pigs wallow in it, but maybe they are on to something. Surprisingly, there are more advantages that mud or mud like products can have on your pores.
The minerals in mud are highly effective for absorbing oil and for toning the skin. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone skin and is used as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders. Mud commonly contains nutrients, trace elements and various minerals that the body can absorb quickly. Some other benefits of mud include: reduces signs of aging, improves circulation, shrinks large pores, rinses away blackheads and helps clear acne. Although natural mud masques are not ideal for exfoliation, they are very beneficial to those who suffer from acne or oily skin. The mud particles absorb oils from deep within the pores as they dry trapping oil in the mud. However, the mud will draw out some moisture as it dries so it is recommended that a follow up moisturizer is applied.
To fully obtain all of the benefits of a facial mud masque there are certain things that you should do in order to prepare. Begin with a gentle cleansing face wash that will clear any make up or debris from your skin. After you cleanse your face, apply the face mask and allow it to dry for at least fifteen minutes. Rinse the masque off with warm water and a wash cloth. To finish this process, use an exfoliating face scrub followed by a moisturizer so your face will not be over dried.
It is important to use a mud masque at least once in a while will invigorate your skin leaving it smooth and soft. If you want your whole body to reap the benefits of a mud masque, visit the grotto at Glen Ivy Spa in Valencia. The grotto provides an exfoliating and hydrating treatment experience for you and your friends to share.