Slabbing mud on your face sounds like it's anything but appealing. But certain types of mud have been proven to have strong healing qualities due to a high concentration of minerals. We're not talking your typical dirt and water mix here, mixed in with twigs and rocks - we're talking about smooth, creamy pastes, most of which originate in the Dead Sea or other mineral-rich sources.
The Dead Sea in particular has a unique qualities that are known to treat and improve certain skin conditions. Many cosmetic companies take advantage of this natural remedy and brand skin treatments - such as masks and creams - using the mud as an active ingredient.
Mud masks, whether based on Dead Sea mud or not, have become a common form of facial treatment. There are so many available today, however, from brands big and small. It can be hard to navigate this saturated market, as there are so many products out there, all seemingly offering the same thing.
Buzzrake collected thousands of opinions about facial masks from all around the web, to find out which mud masks are the best. We analyzed opinions from users, and scored each product based on users' experiences and results.
Our analysis shows that mud masks are generally a little less nose-friendly than other types of masks. Surprisingly, users also find them to be a little less effective than non-mud masks.
Mud masks can come in a wide range of prices, but what we have noticed is that the container sizes are a little more general than most masks.
Always make sure to follow the product's instructions for use, including how to apply, how long to leave it on, and how to remove. Happy mudding!