With age, skin becomes dull and lifeless. That is why, it is important to give extra care and attention to our skin as we age. While there are so many products available for ageing skin, they are very costly and less effective. Simple home remedies and masks go a long way to restore the vitality and shine of the skin. Not only ageing skin but also young skin needs proper care to remain youthful and glowing. Mud masks are very good for skin. It is especially good for oily skin. Mud mask have oil soaking property which helps to control oil and reduces acne and pimple caused due to excessive oil secretion. It further cleanses the pores of the skin and tightens the skin. Given below are some recipes for mud mask which can be easily prepared at home in no time.
Here Are The 6 Wonderful Homemade Mud Masks:
1. Fuller’s Earth Mud Mask
Fuller’s earth is naturally occurring clay. It has excellent oil absorbing properties along with antiseptic and cleansing nature. Therefore, this mask is wonderful for oily skin. Fuller earth is easily available in stores. To prepare this mask, mix 2 teaspoons of fuller’s earth, 1 tablespoon rose water, 1 teaspoon honey, and 2-3 drops of tea tree oil in a bowl. Apply the mask on clean skin. Leave it until the mask completely dry and then gently rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Green Clay Mud Mask
Green clay is a type of mineral clay which is also known as French green clay. It has incredible absorbent properties and contains bio-mineral along with trace minerals like calcium, aluminum, magnesium, silica, phosphorus, copper and zinc. It is widely for manufacturing cosmetic products. It has been studied that green clay have rejuvenating effects on skin. It helps to remove impurities, tighten the pores and tone the skin. Green clay mask is especially good for acne prone skin. You need the following ingredients to prepare this mask: 1 ½ tablespoon of clay, 1 tablespoon rose water, and 2 inch piece of cucumber. Take a small bowl and mix clay and rose water in it. Mash the cucumber and mix it with the mud-rose water paste.
3. Pink Clay Mud Mask
Pink clay is an amalgamation of white clay and red clay. It contains minerals like silicium, aluminum, iron, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, calcium and other trace elements. Due to high mineral, it provides a soothing affect on the skin. It revitalizes the skin by restoring a healthy glow on the skin. Exploit these properties of pink clay by using pink clay mud mask. Here is the recipe for pink clay mask. Assemble the following ingredients: 1 tablespoon pink clay, 2 tablespoons rose water, and 1 drop neroli essential oil. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to smooth paste. Apply the mask over the face. Leave it to dry and then rinse with water.
4. Red Clay Mud Mask
Also known as Rhassoul clay, red clay is used to prepare skin conditioner, shampoo, and face mask since ages. It is known for its detoxifying and anti-ageing properties. It contains high amount of silica, magnesium, potassium and calcium. You need the following ingredients to prepare this mask at home: 1 tablespoon red clay, 2 tablespoons oatmeal, 3 tablespoons rose water, 1 drop neroli essential oil, and 1 drop of rose essential oil, 1 teaspoon mashed avocado. Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients together to make a smooth paste. Apply the mask in a dry and clean face. Let it dry for few minutes. And then wash off with lukewarm water.
5. White Clay Mud Mask
White clay is widely used as a cleansing and detoxifying agent since ancient times. It has strong scrubbing, toning and healing properties. Recently, it is been extensively used for detoxification. White clay is also has antibiotic properties and therefore it also helps to kill bacteria and other micro-organisms. You can use white clay mask to combat various skin problems. It can be easily prepared at home. You need the following ingredients to prepare white clay mask at home: 1 tablespoon white clay, 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon glycerine. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to form smooth paste. Apply the mask on clean and dry face. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes and then wash off with luke warm water.
6. Oats And Clay Mask
Oats is an excellent exfoliating agent. When combined with clay, it provides wonderful result. Try this mask to see instant glow on skin. Mix ½ cup white clay, 2 tablespoons of oats, 1 tablespoon milk, and 1 ½ honey in a bowl to form a smooth paste. Apply the mask instantly or store it in a jar.