Three beauty products I cherish the most are my mascaras, highlighters, and facial masks. I’m a firm believer that if you take care of your skin, you won’t need to slather on extra makeup. I go through different facial masks every week depending on how my skin is looking and feeling.
I started using InstaNatural’s Dead Sea Mud Mask this week. This 16 oz. jar contains organic shea butter, jojoba oil, organic aloe vera and other minerals that help soothe dry and irritated skin. The winter has been really harsh on my skin, so I’ve been moisturizing every night, but it’s beneficial to also follow up with a mud mask.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: There is a ton of product in a 16 oz jar! You’re only supposed to use this mask once a week so there is probably enough here to last for at least 8-10 months. InstaNatural also recommends that this product only be used once a week due to the high concentration of minerals (magnesium, sodium, and bromine). Excessive use may lead to drying out or irritating the skin.
You do not need too much of this product, less is more applies here since it will take forever to dry if you use too much. The texture is a bit strange. A cross between slimy and gooey. It doesn’t smell bad and applies pretty much the same to any other facial masks. However, the drying process is so uncomfortable and itchy! I don’t recommend this product for anyone with sensitive skin. After 15 minutes, my t-zone completely dried up (see before and after photos). According to InstaNatural,
This is due to the mud mask hardening while working to extract toxins and impurities from the skin. The mud mask may leave your face feeling flushed or red after removing the impurities; however this should dissipate over time. For sensitive skin, you do not have to wait until the mask completely dries before removing it.
I love that the mask is easy to remove with warm water. A lot of other masks tend to lather a bit too much making the removal process longer. Another bonus is that I can feel tiny sand-like crystals when I removed it – great for exfoliating! I didn’t notice any redness after removal, but someone with more sensitive skin may have this reaction.
The Dead Sea Mud Mask can be used on the body as well for a full-body detoxifier. It can also be used as a spot treatment on blemishes to help remove excess oil.