Before we tell you why you must opt for a mud mask at home, let us tell you why a mud mask is needed in the first place! They soak up excess oils from the skin in the best possible way. Nothing works at oil-control better than mud masks. This can be very useful if you have combination or oily skin type. The oil-soaking property helps in minimising acne and blemishes upto a great extent. Mud masks detoxify and cleanse the pores on the skin, and allow them to breathe.
Mud masks impart a tightening effect on the skin, thus reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and are good anti-ageing agents (though they act only superficially). Skin texture is improved The muscles on the face get relaxed. The mechanical tightening effect of the mask can be compared to a massage. The masks take away bacteria and dead cells along with them on washing. Mud masks can be used on the body also, and not just the face. This can be particularly helpful if you have oily upper back (with eruptions)
Mud- baths, i.e. soaking the whole body in mud (it is a specialized treatment, requiring a therapist) can help in relieving pains such as arthritis. They are very easy to use, and if you prepare them at home, they can save you a lot of money too! You save a lot of money and travelling time, and can easily relax in the comfort of your home! Most ingredients would be easily available
You get better benefits from a freshly prepared mask, as compared to readymade masks, which come laden with chemicals and preservatives. You can maintain your hygiene standards, which is difficult to do in a parlour/ salon. Wash your face with warm water. This will open up the pores, and aid tyhe action of mud masks. Apply mask on cleansed skin. Leave the mask on the face for atleast 15 minutes, or until it dries. Avoid facial gestures while the mask is on the face. The mask may crack!