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There are some crazy days that are celebrated throughout the year. There’s International Pancake Day celebrated in February, Awkward Moments Day in March, National Look-Alike Day in April, Lost Sock Day in May, World Toilet Day in November and many other strange, unusual and unfortunately named days that are celebrated throughout the year.
One such celebrated day that just passed us by is International Mud Day, June 29th’s annual celebration giving you official permission to play in the mud. Truth be told, that’s not a bad way to celebrate it — it does sound like a good time to me — but, an even better way to celebrate would be by slathering mud products on your bod. Short term you might get a bit dirty…but long term, you’ll see major improvements once you wash yourself clean.
The beauty benefits of mud are great. It’s used to repair, soothe, remove impurities, absorb excess oil, deliver minerals and even more, so if you also rather go the product route, these BITB approved mud infused beauty products will have you looking your best way before Middle Child Day rolls around come mid-August:
PUR Cosmetics Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque ($29) instantly delivers a fresh, radiant complexion. To use, simply apply to clean dry skin and leave on until cracks begin to appear. Then, rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry and follow with your usual serum and moisturizer. This masque features bentonite clay, salicylic acid and botanicals to readily absorb pore clogging impurities, exfoliate and soothe your complexion.
Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask ($42) contains 8 individual applications as well as a high-quality brush. To apply, brush onto freshly cleansed face and rinsed off after 10 minutes for a deep, purifying cleanse. Seven special herbs including Golden Root deeply penetrate to counteract cell damage and aged-looking skin. You’ll notice smaller-looking pores, less breakouts and renewed skin tone and texture.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm ($110) easily removes makeup, cleanses, and moisturizes the skin. Made with Hungarian moor mud — harvested in Lake Heviz, the largest thermal lake in Europe — so it doesn’t contain petrochemicals, silicone, PEGs (polyethylene glycol), synthetic colors, or fragrances. Utilizing a patented mineral delivery system, it promotes the absorption of these minerals so over time you can expect your skin to become smoother, more supple, and younger-looking.
Drunk Elephant JuJu Bar ($28) cleanses, exfoliates, protects and helps heal irritated skin. Infused with Heilmoor Clay to heal, tone and detox, Virgin Marula Oil to hydrate, protect and rejuvenate, Bamboo Powder to gently slough, and a Super Fruit Extract Blend to neutralize free radicals, slow the aging process and balance your skin. It’s pH balanced so it won’t strip or dry out your skin. Expect smoother, brighter, more hydrated and less stressed skin.
Espa Pink Hair & Scalp Mud ($69) is a special treat for those looking for a unique (WC) conditioning treatment for their hair. Mineral rich, stimulating red clays round out soothing and nourishing watercress and Apricot kernel oil to promote a healthy scalp and uber glossy, manageable hair.
NOTE: Pur and Espa products were sent for review. All others were tested in store. Opinions are my own.