National Mud Pack Day is dedicated to mud masks and other healing mud treatments. These cosmetic procedures give the skin a well-groomed, beautiful appearance, have different effects – moisturizing, whitening, or nourishing with useful nutrients. In addition, these masks have an excellent antibacterial effect.
There is no exact data on how the holiday appeared, but it is reliably known that mud masks were first used in the 1st century. There is historical evidence that King Herod liked to apply therapeutic mud for skin care. Similar procedures were carried out by Cleopatra. The royals used the mud of the Dead Sea, and applied it twice a week. Many healers believed these procedures cured leprosy. There is a legend about this – an exiled prince, infected with leprosy, noticed that the pigs he infected rolled in the mud and recovered. The prince did the same and was healed.
- It has been proven that mud compresses can heal psoriasis, rashes, and eczema.
- Obviously, not all mud is useful. For cosmetic procedures, they use a special, healing base, adding essential oils and other natural ingredients.
- Today, pharmacies and stores offer a large selection of cosmetics – masks, applications, and scrubs based on healing mud.
- It is also used for arthritis and joint diseases.
How to take part
Start a course of mud masks, but first consult with a beautician. Select the best ingredients for your skin. Visit the spa, allow yourself to relax and unwind. Organize a ‘mud’ party – invite friends and offer to do a set of procedures.
When is National Mud Pack Day in 2023?
National Mud Pack Day is observed on September 30 each year.