Clay vs Mud Mask

I love a good mask and taking care of your skin is so important. I’ve always said that good makeup days always start with good skin. Skincare should always be the most important! I do a mask every Monday and Friday and not only does that provide a nice time for me to relax, but it has made such a difference on my skin. But with so many masks on the market, how do you know which one to choose? Two masks that always get confused are clay and mud masks. This post will explain this difference and help guide you on which is better for your skin.

We’ll start with the clay mask because that’s my favorite. Clay masks are better for oily, acne-prone skin because their drying effects absorb excess oil and dirt out of the skin. The effects you’ll get from a clay mask include tightened skin and refined pores. They also exfoliate off dead skin cells, but tend to be thicker in consistency and can take longer to dry. The one shown below is the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay, which I have used for years, and is what I would recommend to anyone looking to try a clay mask. It’s literally magic in a tub!
Mud masks are water-based, so they are better for people with more dry skin because they provide more hydration. They aren’t as harsh as clay masks tend to be and don’t take as long to dry. Mud masks help to promote blood circulation, they remove dirt and impurities, and also repair skin’s tissue which improves skin’s elasticity. The one shown below is by Grace & Stella and although it smells awful, I appreciate that it is made from 100% natural ingredients.
The best way to start taking care of your skin is by learning your skin type and what your skin needs. If you aren’t using the right products, you probably won’t see very many results. Skincare is something that I am willing to splurge on, but thankfully both of these masks that I mentioned are under $15 and they both have limited, natural ingredients so you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin.

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