Here's Why You Should Use Mud Masks

It seems like there is a holiday for just about everything these days, but this one may take the cake as the most random/unexpected ever. June 29 is International Mud Day, and if you want to celebrate with a face or body mask and are wondering if mud masks are good for your skin, here's what you should know before putting the gunk all over you.

Skin masks are all the rage right now, but if you've ever tried a mud mask before, you may not have been totally sold. They're definitely messy, more so than other masks can be, so if you're going to make it a staple in your beauty routine, it needs to be worth it, right? And it absolutely is.

Mud masks are great for your skin for a few reasons. For starters, they can help exfoliate naturally, which is way better than using products with microbeads in them. And even though they're exfoliating, they also have the added benefit of moisturizing your skin, so you don't have to worry about becoming too dry. They can also fight acne, reduce the signs of aging, and improve your skin's elasticity, so those are more than enough reasons to keep using mud masks on the regs.

Looking for one to add to your routine? Here are a few mud masks to shop.

1. Natural Dead Sea Body Mud

AHAVA Body Mud Mask, $16, Amazon

This full body mask will improve the texture and tone of your skin.

2. Purifying Mud Mask

AHAVA Face Mud Mask , $26, Amazon

If you prefer face masks, this mud mask is amazing for purifying and detoxifying your skin.

3. Purifying Mud Soap

AHAVA Mud Soap, $10, Amazon

For less mess, try this anti-bacterial mud soap, which will wash away impurities from your skin.

4. No Mess Mud Mask

Patchology Smartmud No Mess Mud Detox Masque, $30, Amazon

The worst part of mud masks are hands down the mess, but this mask totally eliminates that struggle.

5. Renewing Mud Mask

Whish Renewing Mud Mask, $42, Amazon

Short on time? Renew your skin with this mud mask that only takes two minutes.

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