best mud masks home facial

Not just because it’s Earth Day next week (22nd April), we’ve been spreading the word about mud masks and their benefits since forever now. Once a mommy hack, the cheapest, most effective at-home facial is now available in pre-packaged versions where volcanic ash, clay, charcoal, and mud form the base ingredients.

And, these are prized ingredients indeed! Mud masks, often viewed as just exfoliators, do so much more than taking care of dead skin. The minerals flush out toxins, improve blood circulation, tighten your skin, absorb excess oil, and have a cooling effect which leaves you feeling relaxed and looking youthful. All you need is a mud mask a week.

How To Use A Mud Mask:

  1. Buy a mud mask from a quality brand, and ALWAYS do a test patch!
  2. Apply it directly to the face using a brush; you may need to add some water to get the right consistency—read the label.
  3. Leave it on until it dries and begins to harden (don’t wait until it’s completely parched)
  4. Wash it off with cold water, or use a wet washcloth to wipe it off.
  5. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

That’s pretty much it. So, are you ready for the bestselling mud masks and their reviews from our site?

dead sea spa magik mud mask

Dead Sea Spa Magik Mud Mask (75ml), £8.20

Free from parabens, this organic mask is perfect for those who have normal to oily skin. It’s a bit messy to apply but the glow and fresh-faced look afterward is totally worth it. You can see a visible difference, even after just one application.

vichy pore purifying clay maskVichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask (75ml), £15

Quick to dry and easy to apply, this one is a favourite among those who have sensitive skin or acne. The mud mask packed with two different white clays, plant extracts, and thermal water feels very luxurious and relaxing. You will see the full effect of the results within a month as your breakouts reduce and your skin feels more hydrated.

dermalogica charcoal masqueDermalogica Charcoal Masque (75ml), £38

So, this mud mask is packed with a powerhouse of earthy ingredients. It’s got activated binchotan charcoal, sulphur, volcanic ash, sea silt, and bamboo extracts. Mainly, it’s most effective for decongestion. If your skin is looking dull because of the weather change, ageing, poor hydration, or sleepless nights, this mud mask is just what you need.

clarisonic decongesting clay mask

Clarisonic Deep Pore Decongesting Clay Mask (60ml), £22

So, since the base ingredients are kaolin and bentonite clays, the mask applies thick which is why you should probably take very little and try to smear it on thin. The aloe and chamomile are soothing, and the mud mask is perfect for those with oily skin and enlarged pores.

menu dtox deep clean clay mask

Men-ü D-Tox ‘Deep Clean’ Clay mask (100ml), £16.45

A fuss-free mud mask for men, this one’s packed with kaolin clay, witch hazel, and zinc oxide. End result: Long-term mattifying effect, especially around the T-zone—so this one’s for you if you have oily skin.

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