2-minute tutorials: Home facial with a clay mask

Hello there! 

It’s summer time and the sun is playing havoc on our skin! Plus pollution and dust continue to be our skin’s greatest enemies. Result: Dull, greasy, and tanned skin. In such weather, it’s best to give our skin deep cleansing at least once a week. And the best way to do that, is by using a face mask! Just like you give your hair a spa/ a little extra pampering on the weekend, face-packing at home will take you a long way!

Now, there are a lot of types of masks available in the market. Today, we are going to be talking about mud-based pack.

Firstly, why do you need to apply Mud Mask? Because Plum People say so? Haha! No! Because a mud mask offers lots of benefits that very few other skin products can:

  • Cleanses and exfoliates skin
  • Tightens skin and cools it down
  • Gives instant brightness and radiance.

Also because, Plum People know what’s good for you ;)

So what’s it inside mud mask that makes it so good? Well, a lot of things actually. But look for the following when buying your mud mask ‘cause these are the goodies:

  • The right mix of clays. Not all clays are made equal. Fuller’s Earth, Kaolin, Yellow Clay and Bentonite are awesome to have in your mud pack.
  • Nourishing ingredients like anti-oxidants, minerals and vitamins that are great for your skin.

And did someone say home facial is elaborate and hard to-do? Just follow the steps below and see how easy it is to pamper your skin at home! Here’s the 2-minute guide to applying mud-pack at home:

  1. Pull your hair back and secure it with pins/ hair band.
  2. Wash your face gently with a mild cleanser or face wash.
  3. You can also scrub your face with a scrub-based mild face wash.
  4. Pat your face dry. Do not rub your face hard with a towel.
  5. Put a towel around your neck.
  6. If you are using a tube packing: Squeeze a small amount on your left palm and start applying the mask on your face, using your right hand fingers. (Other way around if you are left-handed :)).
  7. If you are using a jar packing: Take out a little amount, from your right finger, and you can directly start applying it on your face. Close lid tightly to prevent drying out.
  8. If you are using a parlour pack or a pack more than 100 gm in weight, then, ideally you should take out the required quantity in small bowl and then use it. Don’t keep the container open for a long duration.
  9. Use you index finger, middle finger and ring finger to apply the mask. Alternatively, you could also use a hair-mask brush.
  10. Your fingers should be slightly damp, not dripping wet.
  11. Start applying mask from neck and move upwards. Apply all over your face.
  12. Avoid applying near the eyes and lips. Apply a slightly thicker layer on your forehead and on your chin.
  13. Now sit back, allow it to dry. Wait for 15-20 mins.
  14. You can place a couple of cucumber slices (practically suits all skin types) or potato slices (not suitable for sensitive skin) on your eyes. Tea bags are also a good option.
  15. Try to avoid talking or laughing while the mask is on. Take this time as your break and just relax.
  16. After 15-20 mins, wash with running water. Splash water generously.
  17. Pat your face dry with a towel.
  18. Apply sunscreen (if the sun is still up) or moisturiser, to hydrate your squeaky clean skin.

AND..TA-DA!! Don’t you feel bright already? Want more? Here are some bonus tips:

  • If your mask has become dry, you can add a little distilled water or packaged rose water to it. Avoid using plain drinking water or tap water, as it can contaminate the pack.
  • If you feel your skin is super dry, adding milk to your mask will be a good idea. Take out the required amount of mask in a separate bowl and then add milk.
  • You could also add a small amount of facial toner to your mud mask.
  • Mud mask or any other mask is not meant for daily usage (unless otherwise specified on the pack). Remember to use them not more than twice in a week. Reason: exfoliation exposes fresh skin, which needs time to grow. Over-exfoliation makes the skin feel sensitive.

 OK - that’s all we’ve got for you this week! Hope you found our 2-minute tutorial helpful. Do keep sharing your comments, other useful tips and feedback. Happy face-packing! Toodles!

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meera menon
meera menon

June 02, 2016

Simple and wonderful tips

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