Natural bentonite clay mask for acne, blackheads and oily skin
Summary: Does marine mud mask work?
I found the Glacial Marine Mud Mask to be very effective at deep detoxing of my skin and left it very soft. It managed to sucked out the pus from an active pimple that I had, you can see 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 – MUST KNOWS & BENEFITS FOR SKIN
- 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, it attracts the impurities in your skin which are positively-charged.
– As opposites attract (like a magnet), the negative ions in the mask drawns out the positively charged impurities to it and it binds to the mud.
– This mask will enable the positively charged impurities to be rinsed away with the mud.
- This Glacial Marine Mud mask has 50 skin-beneficial minerals and they are deposited into the skin as you use the mask. These beneficial minerals are naturally occurring in the mud it’s 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 offers 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 because people with dry skin are less likely to get blocked 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 less 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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