Natural bentonite clay mask for acne, blackheads and oily skin
Summary: Does marine mud mask work?
The Glacial Marine Mud Mask from Nu Skin is very effective at deep detoxing of my skin and left it very soft. It managed to suck out the junk from an active whitehead pimple that I had, you can see in the photo below that it’s a lot less puffy afterwards, without bursting it.
If you are using it on active, juicy pimples you need to be very careful when you wash it off so as not to damage the skin and cause it to burst. 😱 Overall, the mask did not leave my skin red and dry like some other clay masks. As clay masks go, it was easy to wash off.
How it works & Glacial Marine Mud benefits
How it works:
- One of the major benefits of the Glacial Marine Mud is how it works to draw out impurities from the skin. It is very cool, reminds me of high-school science:
– When the negatively charged Marine Mud is on your skin, the impurities are attracted to it as it’s positively charged.
– As opposites attract (like a magnet), the negative ions in the mask draws out the positively charged impurities to it and it binds to the mud.
– The positively charged impurities are rinsed away with the mud.
- This Glacial Marine Mud mask has 50 skin-beneficial minerals and these beneficial minerals are naturally occurring in the mud. The mud is extracted from a remote glacial estuary in the Pacific Northwest in Canada.
- I like the fact that it’s natural bentonite clay and a man-made mask. It’s nice to use a natural product.
- Bentonite clay is very effective at absorbing excess oil and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is ideal for acne-prone skin or oily skin.
- I would not recommend people with dry skin to use this make because it might be too drying. I generally think people with dry skin don’t benefit as much from clay masks as people with oily/acne-prone skin. This is due to the fact that dry skin is less prone to clogged pores and breakouts.
- One option for people with combination skin is to use this mask on T-Zone as it is very effective in treating clogged pores.
Skin Advisor’s take
What I liked:
- Highly effective in drawing out impurities, I had less frequent breakouts after using a number of times in a month.
- It accelerates active pimples, so it can make a pimple worse but it does get better quicker than it normally does. I would not recommend using it a few days before a big event.
- But if a spot has appeared and you need to get rid of it quickly, this will suck it out!
- It’s didn’t dry out my skin, like other mud masks I’ve used. My face was very, very soft afterwards and each time I use it I see fewer blackheads on my nose.
- I can see the oils being drawn out from oily areas on my face and it is so satisfying to see it coming out!
What I disliked:
- It feels quite tight on my face as it dries. You won’t be able to talk normally or drink without a straw when it is dried. 😂
- I would advise putting on a thin layer. It’s a bit difficult to rinse off if you have put a very thick layer.
- It will stain clothes, bedsheets and other fabrics if you get it on there. So be careful that it doesn’t drip on you!
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