Just another manic mud-day
There’s a lot to be said for mud, after all pigs love it and they’re placed fourth on the intelligence list after humans, primates and dolphins. Like most kids, I loved playing in the mud and making mud pies; so what is it that makes mud so appealing?
It soothes, smoothes and benefits dry, flaking skin. And, depending on the source of the mud, it can be jam-packed with a wonderful array of minerals and trace elements. Take Dead Sea Mud for example; the Israeli government has conducted much research into the effectiveness of its mud and found it to be rich in magnesium, known for its soothing influence on the skin; bromide, which soothes the nervous system; iodine, which helps to regulate the thyroid gland; sulfur, considered a natural disinfectant; and potassium, which is highly moisturising.
Thankfully, you don’t have to travel half way across the globe to get in on the mud action. Stock up on some of the fabulous mud products available in Australia and have your very own mud makeover.
AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Mud
This super rich mud is gathered from the banks of the Dead Sea. It purifies and restores skin’s natural equilibrium and radiance.
Montagne Jeunesse Dead Sea Anti-Stress Mud Pac
Sweet seaweed, Dead Sea minerals and the fragrance of lavender will soothe away stress in seconds. It draws out impurities, clearing pores and leaving skin fresh.
Ayurda Fortified Mud Pack
Utilises the benefits of black mud to strengthen skin tissues, soothe skin, fight wrinkles and discolouration and treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Yes to Carrots C is for Conditioner Pampering Hair Mud Conditioner
Don’t just limit mud to your body, allow your hair to benefit too. Yes to Carrots blends Dead Sea mud with a mix of your favourite fruits and vegetables for an über nourishing hair-conditioning feast.
ghd Sculpting Wax
Chock-a-block with natural minerals from Dead Sea mud and China clay, this styling wax nourishes hair while you set about creating your style.
WIN: your very own marvellous mud pack. Simply open this week's bh newsletter (it should be sitting in your inbox as we speak), click on the Enter to win link and tell us why your skin is in need of some mineral magic.
What marvellous mud or mineral-packed products have you tried?