A few weeks ago, I was given some samples of the Italian organic skincare brand Guam. One of them was the sulphur mud mask. "Wow," I thought, "Should I, or shouldn't I?" Then, I bravely smoothed the grey, sulphurous mud all over my face until I became unrecognisable and giggled in front of the mirror.
Sulphur is present in hot springs, a natural anti-bacterial agent particularly good for problematic skin with psoriasis, eczema and acne. Well, without any real problem with my own skin, I rinsed off the dried mud after five to seven minutes.
Any immediate difference? No.
Did my skin feel cleaner? Yes.
Did it look more luminous? Yes.
Can I do this instead of my weekly scrub? Yes.
Is this more gentle than a scrub? Yes.
The real difference I felt was today. It's the end of a long Monday. I'm dead tired, but my skin looks alive.
Photo by James Taylor