Mud may not sound like the most glamorous form of beauty treatment, but it’s certainly one of the oldest. Mud packs and masks were used by the ancient Egyptians and the Romans to help cure various ailments. They were also used for their cosmetic benefits along with other spa treatments. The mud used for therapeutic purposes usually originates from mineral springs and the Dead Sea is another well-known source. The high mineral content in this type of mud is the reason for its impressive beneficial effects.
Mud treatments to try
Mud can be applied to both face and body. A Mud Wrap is a popular treatment available at the majority of health spas. During the treatment the body is layered in warm restorative mud. Then you are wrapped tightly in towels or linens to keep the mud warm, aiding the process of detoxification. After about 20 minutes you are unwrapped and rinsed clean. These types of body wraps tighten and firm the body, making you feel instantly slimmer. Ideal for use before a big night out, the mud draws toxins from the skin leaving skin cleaner, softer and more youthful.
Premier Dead Sea Mud is also used in soap form as a cleanser that is perfect for those with sensitive skin, but who still like the feeling of soap on the skin. Used daily it can help reduce irritation and even acne breakouts. Dead Sea face masks are excellent at unclogging pores and ridding skin of bacteria. They also have a moisturizing effect which is anti-aging and helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Some good Dead Sea Mud products to try are the Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap and Dead Sea Aromatic Body Mineral Mud, both from Dead Sea Premier. Rich in the black mineral Dead Sea mud these products will gently cleanse and regenerate the skin, making it look and feel younger. Especially good for people with eczema and sensitive skin, they would make a great gift for a friend.