The male personal care industry is constantly expanding, so if you're looking to shake-up your skincare routine, you're not alone.
You might have heard of mud and clay masks out there becoming popular. GQ also confirms 'there's a face mask for every purpose'.
What are the benefits of mud masks? We've outlined our top five here - keep reading to find out what they are.
1. Clay Masks for Oily Skin
A clay mask is great for oily skin! There are many different clays you can choose from when you’re deciding on the right mask for you so you should do the research to find what’s right for you.
Different clays include bentonite clay, Cambrian blue clay, French pink clay, Umbrian clay, French green illite clay, French green montmorillonite clay, white kaolin clay, yellow kaolin clay, red kaolin clay, and rhassoul clay.
However, two of the best types are bentonite and kaolin clay, as they and other types of mud and clay contain minerals like sodium, calcium, and potassium. They're great because they’re accessible, effective in pulling out toxic agents from your skin, and they absorb extra oil
2. Natural Skin Cleansing
Similarly, mud and clay masks also work as natural skin cleansers. Their absorption properties mean that as your mask dries, it draws out undesirables from your skin, with deep pore cleaning for increasing purity.
If you have oily skin or struggle with acne, mud masks can be a great treatment to try. You can get rid of toxins and dirt with a muddier skincare routine - why not give it a go?
3. Stimulate Blood Circulation - Tighten Skin
Another great benefit of mud masks is that they stimulate blood circulation. By getting more oxygen to your skin, your body's natural collagen production will increase and tighten your skin.
Moreover, your mud mask might shrink your pores too - many masks have a keratolytic effect, which also helps in removing warts and similar lesions, where your body produces excess skin.
4. Nourish and Hydrate Your Skin
You might be tempted to look past it, but moisturizing is essential when it comes to looking after your skin. Mud and clay masks tend to be water-based, and so offer a hydrating effect which keeps your skin looking healthy and youthful.
These masks contain plenty of elements to nourish your skin, and your skin is able to absorb them easily so you can feel the benefits. Your skin cells can use the nutrients in mud and clay to regenerate and repair, so masks are a good option if your skin is damaged in some way.
Sheet masks are also a great option if you’re looking for enhanced hydration. With ingredients including hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and aloe, they're perfect for moisturization.
5. Self-Care and Relaxation
Stress is becoming a real epidemic - how often do you take time out for yourself to relax? If you struggle with self-care, you could try relaxing with a mud or clay mask. Not only can you feel better after a self-care session, but the physical benefits can have a knock-on effect too.
If you notice your skin improving, it may make you feel better about yourself, boosting your overall mood. You might not be the type to pamper yourself but keep an open mind - put some music on, treat yourself to a beer, and have some time to yourself.
Finding the Right Skincare Routine
These are just a few of the benefits of beginning a muddier skincare routine. If you think it might be for you, give it a go and make a skincare routine that's right for you. We just launched mud masks as sheets to avoid any mess. If you want to give it a try, have a look at our new Detox Mud Mask Sheets.
Looking for more advice on looking after your skin? Check out the rest of the posts on our blog or contact us for more information.