We love a mud mask as much as the next person but did you know there are three common mistakes a lot of us make when using our favorite masks? Here are the top three mistakes to avoid in order to leave our skin feeling clean, healthy and hydrated after masking!
Cleanse & Exfoliate First
This is a step that a lot of us miss (or are just too lazy to do) but it's so important! Why you might ask? Well, the bamboo charcoal in our collagen volcanic mud mask, for example, is designed to latch onto the dirt and oil in your pores and pull it out, leaving your skin feeling clean and bright. By cleansing and exfoliating first, you are removing any dead skin sitting on the top layer of your face, which allows the charcoal to really get in there and work its magic!
Do Not Let The Mask Dry Completely
As a general rule of thumb, it is best for a mud mask to be about 80% dry before washing it off. Letting a mask stay on the skin for too long can strip your skin of its natural oils and cause over drying. An easy way to know if you've left the mask on too long? If the mask cracks when you open your mouth then you have left the mask on for too long!
Follow Up With a Moisturizer
Once you have washed off your mask, your skin will be feeling clean and hydrated! Follow up with your favorite moisturizer to lock in the hydration and leave your skin looking bright and dewy!
If you are looking for a mud mask that will detox, cleanse and hydrate the skin without any harsh chemicals or parabens, look no further than our Collagen Volcanic Mud Mask. It is made with only 10 ingredients you can recognize and pronounce. Not to mention, it smells amazing and will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated!