Muddy Business

Sundays, what better day to do a facial mask than lazy Sundays! This is the day of the week when you have the right to haunt your home with a ghastly face!

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


Nic Nic said...

oo the mask sounds like a lovely treatment ^^

guess what?? all my klorane products have arrived!!! cost me about £20 altogether but im not fussing because it would have cost more in brand name like keratase!! bought that shampoo and mask you recommended! and bought myself the dry shampoo i wanted for a while now :D thanks for the recommendation!

Bliss said...

The sulphur mud mask sounds interesting, never heard of this brand before, but i love any mud mask, does wonders for the skin :).

Her.Peachieness said...

Doesn't sulfur usually smell? I'm sure this product doesn't have a smell to it or else you wouldn't be using it. ^_^ I want to put mud on my face now too... hehe.

cheryl said...

bliss: hi there! guam is an italian brand known mostly for its cellulite-busting products. masks are usually good for mediterranean skin types, but i just tried it out for fun :-)

her.peachieness: u know what, it DID have a smell, haha, but it soon disappeared after i washed it off.

Nic Nic said...

hey thanks for getting back to me ^_^ id still get it even if its not safe for waterline lol, just wont use it on my waterline and on my lash line instead since it's waterproof :D

Her.Peachieness said...

Haha, I hope it didn't smell like rotten eggs. =O

fuzkittie said...

I got a sample of this at Sephora, and really liked it!! Now that I know it's talc free I might have to get it next... I wonder if La Mer's powder is talc free or not. Great info~

cheryl said...

fuzkittie: la mer's loose powder unfortunately does have talc but i hear it's amazing... how do u like it??