Everyone likes to look younger naturally! Mud masks always sound challenging and a bit messy for a relaxing Sunday afternoon – after all, who likes feeling gritty and having a pack of dirt on their face? Actually, mud masks aren’t made from the mud you find in the garden or in the park. They’re different types of clay mixed with water and other natural ingredients. Whether that makes it more appealing to you or not, it’s been proven that they’re great for your skin and help with age reduction, acne, droopy patches, skin spots, and any other skin issues you might have!
Unfortunately, in order to look younger naturally, committing to a skincare routine with a mud mask is often expensive. However, did you know that you can also make those masks at home? Again, you need to be very careful of the types of ingredients you pick and your skin’s reaction to them but opting for a DIY mask is a great way to both save yourself some money and look younger naturally. Here are some of our favorite DIY mud mask recipes. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try something new!
Here Are 7 Homemade Mud Masks to Look Younger Naturally
At the end of the day, the best wrinkle is the one you never get!” – Dr. Katie Rodan & Dr. Kathy Fields
1. Green tea mud mask
Like drinking tea, this one is very particular to every person. Some love it, others feel like they might throw up just at the smell. It’s incredibly simple to make this natural mud mask. Make yourself some green tea and mix two tablespoons of it with two tablespoons of your favorite clay. Green tea is a very strong natural antioxidant. Just like it’s good for your guts, it’s also very good at detoxing your skin. But make sure to let the green tea cool before you put it in the clay, otherwise, you might find yourself in hot water – no pun intended.
2. Coffee mud mask
Mix your two teaspoons of clay with one teaspoon of ground coffee and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and you’ll find your face both smelling and feeling amazing. If you feel like it, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, for extra hydration. Coffee not only works as an excellent exfoliant but it’s also anti-inflammatory and it can help reduce acne breakouts. Meanwhile, the apple cider vinegar not only makes the texture easy to spread on your face, but it also controls the pH levels of your skin. The whole combination is a great germ-killer for a clear skin.
3. Honey mud mask
You get this mask by mixing two tablespoons of clay with one tablespoon of honey and warm water each. If your skin is dry, you definitely have to try this mud mask. Honey is great for adding that little bit of moisture into your skin. It also acts as a natural antioxidant, which helps with breakouts, wrinkles, and other unpleasant skin conditions. Besides, it’ll get your face feeling silky smooth like nothing else and it might even ease your sugar craving!
4. Avocado mud mask
Instead of mashing the avocado on your toast, try mashing it in your clay to create a refreshing avocado mud mask. If you feel like it, increase the antioxidant effect by adding honey or your favorite essential oil. This is a wonderful mask if you tend to suffer from flare-ups or breakouts because avocado cools your skin and helps it calm down after stress. Besides, it’s added bonus is that it’s full of vitamins that will help your skin glow beautifully, thereby reduce aging.
5. Charcoal mud mask
This might sound a little scary, but again, we’re not talking about using actual hot charcoal off your barbecue! You can get activated charcoal in pretty much any pharmacy. Mix it with your clay and with some tea tree oil to create one of the most cleansing mud masks in the world. Not only will it have an incredibly positive effect on your blackheads and pimples, but it’s also one of the best ingredients to make sure your skin keeps tight and healthy.
6. Aloe Vera mud mask
There’s a lot more use for Aloe Vera than applying it to your raw skin when you have a sunburn. Try mixing it in with your clay for a cooling, relaxing mask that will give your face a fresh glow. Aloe Vera is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient that can help with any inflammation you have. It will also help your skin feel refreshed and cool, and this is great especially if you’re struggling with acne. It’s also a great way to clean up clogged pores in your face.
7. Yogurt mud mask
Last but not least, we have to mention the magic anti-aging powers of Greek yogurt. Simply combine one tablespoon of yogurt with one tablespoon of warm water and two tablespoons of clay for some of the best anti-aging magic you’ll ever witness. The naturally grown bacteria in Greek yogurt are wonderful for the skin and help with wrinkles and droopy patches. Besides, yogurt is one of the best antioxidants you can find on the market. If you don’t like eating it, then using it in a mask is a great compromise.