Published: 06/06/2008 - Updated: 07/26/2017
You've ever heard about the masks of mud and clay, which are rich in minerals and other essential nutrients for the skin. This type of sludge medicines are used from very old time for aesthetic and repairers, used primarily to heal and restore the skin and relax the body.
Simply, the goodness of the earth
Within the darkness and dampness of the earth, life is possible, it can grow large numbers of flowers and other plants, even in a piece of land, if we give it some water and sun, very soon we will see that growing some plant.
The land has varied benefits, in addition to life, it also serves the man for mixing with water or other substances and to create ceramic, clay, glass, etc., as is a wide variety of benefits extending its virtues to the beauty and health, because the man has taken advantage of the many benefits and employee of the earth to mix with other elements such as algae, plants, water, cereal, etc. and thus create a wide range as cosmetic creams, soaps, masks and so on.
Use these natural born the mud, where the mud used for medical use in the body for therapeutic purposes and beauty. The various medicinal muds that are formed with various mixtures of strengthening natural health the skin; scrubs are great help to promote circulation, eliminate excess stress, debugging, to help in the recovery of certain illnesses and so on. The mud is used in various spas and beauty centers to promote health and beauty.
Skin, our natural barrier
The skin is the barrier that protects the entire body of various factors. If the skin is healthy, then you can respond without inconvenience to the effects experienced during the day as the environment, among which are UV and weather generally. The skin also reacts to stress, emotions, hormonal changes and cosmetic products.
The mud is a great alternative to nourish the skin mineral as a good balance of minerals and a good cleaning and exfoliation can consistently say that they are the keys to the skin to be always young and healthy. The mud, in addition to exfoliate (remove dead skin cells), it is useful to provide moisturizing and nourishing elements such as minerals and trace elements (metals that are in the body in small quantities, such as silicon, nickel, chromium, lithium, molybdenum and selenium) to strengthen.
Type of clay that takes advantage of its potential medicinal refreshing precisely in the care and beautification of the skin varies in its composition according to the characteristics of their place of origin, however, all clay or mud are common property providing a number of important minerals that assimilate easily into the skin of the body or skin, such as calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, silicon, avocado and some other key as described below:
Silicon: is crucial in the development of collagen, a substance that gives firmness and structure to the skin. The absence of striations produced this metal by loss of elasticity in the tissues, as well as wrinkles and premature aging.
Sulfur: this element is involved in the pigmentation (color) of the skin, has been observed often the appearance of a tan or some weak spots are due to low levels of this element.
Zinc: is used by the body, along with vitamin A in tissue regeneration, in short, helps to produce collagen and elastin, which are components that give strength and elasticity of skin tissue.
Selenium: works together with vitamins A and E as an antioxidant, protecting and improving the cellular tissue. This trace element effectively counteracts aging and helps improve blood supply to the skin.
A mud mask applied is mainly produced from thermal sources, whose origin is directly related to areas of moderate or ancient volcanic activity, which have the highest concentrations of minerals. This gradually builds up nutritious clay minerals together with substances of plant origin, such as chlorophyll and vitamins, creating complex combinations of great value to the epidermis.
There is, moreover, marine mud, which is formed when salts of the sea, washed by the waters, are located in regions where the wave is not violent and is favored accumulation of minerals. This mud is rich in protein and fatty elements that nourish and help to deeply cleanse the skin.
Where is it applicable and what mud is correct?
It can be applied to the face, legs, abdomen, back, arms, etc. There are different application methods and various types of clay for each situation or skin type. Clays are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, cleansing, regenerative, exfoliating to treat acne, psoriasis of the, for cellulite, stretch marks, the varices to promote the movement, and so on. Therefore, it is necessary that the mud is applied by a professional esthetician specialized in the area, which can combine the application of sludge to any massage or spa bath to facilitate the absorption of nutrients. Many of these therapists can also combine the meeting with some subsequent care or have certain dietary habits of a cleaning or exercise routine, this usually do it when the goal is to lose weight or reduce cellulite or problems in skin.
For at least five thousand years, Egyptians and advised doctors used the mud to treat inflammation, skin wounds and even rheumatic deformities. Even the mud was used by its antiseptic properties to heal, and to eliminate bacteria that produce infections. Clay was also used to embalm the body of the dead, and thus preserved. There were those who used it to relieve abdominal pain and reduce inflammation or pain in rheumatic diseases.