Mud and seaweed mask
Filled with minerals and enzymes that strengthen the skin’s collagen and give it elasticity and a vibrant glow, seaweed is a miracle ingredient for mud masks, especially for those with dry skin. The best way to make a mud and algae mask at home is to add the powdered algae directly to the mud already prepared, then mix it vigorously to ensure a uniform mix. If your seaweed is leafy or chunky, use a coffee grinder to grind it. The best seaweed is kelp and dulse; both are easy to find at an organic food store or supermarket, and are full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other compounds that will restore radiance to your skin, even dehydrated.
The mask with mud and essential oils
Obtained by steam distillation on flowers and plants to extract their highly concentrated aromatic properties, essential oils are some of the most powerful natural products on the planet. Blended directly into a facial mud mask, the essential oils ensure that the clay penetrates deeply into the pores of the face, and provides lasting and intense benefits even to those with severe dry skin conditions. Citrus oils such as lemon and neroli are fast-acting natural astringents that tighten pores in the skin and heal a number of dry conditions, while floral oils, such as geranium and ylang ylang, can help skin cells regenerate and fight dehydration and aging.