Posts Tagged 'Skin treatment'

Muddy indulgence or muddy mess?

I’ve had an exceptionally rough couple of days. My first instinct is to drink my face off but that will only add to the misery – see, look how much I’ve grown up in just one year! Plus, I already feel like I’ve put on my “winter coat” (the few pounds most people add when the weather gets chilly and you become a shut in) and I don’t need drinking bloat face on top of the winter coat when I am working so hard to shed it!

So, I decided that I would be constructive and do something that would maybe make me feel better and also take my mind off things. What did I decide to do you ask? I am gearing up to try an AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Mud body mask. That was a mouthful…                                                  

Here is the description, plagiarized from AHAVA’s website, because I am too lazy to come up with a witty description at this moment:

” Rich, black mineral mud, harvested from the banks of the Dead Sea, is comprised of layer upon layer of sedimentary clay formed over thousands of years. Captured within is an extremely high concentration of minerals, scientifically proven to be essential in maintaining healthy skin. Ahava Black Mineral Mud works deep to clean, purify and restore the skin’s natural moisture balance, leaving it smooth, radiant and revitalized.”

If this doesn’t sound like the most luscious, exotic treatment you can do at home I would love to hear what you are doing in your spare time!

My muddy inspiration? I had whole body mud mask treatment when I stayed at Canyon Ranch a few summers ago and I was amazed at how soft and silky my skin felt. It was one of the craziest experiences – someone actually painted it onto me and then covered me in plastic wrap for 15 minutes. Intense! The disappointing part is that I am not a celebrity and I cannot afford to steal away to Canyon Ranch when I have a bad day . The light at the end of the tunnel is that I can certainly swing a four pack of these baiches (read – bitches…long story) for $28!

Just holding the little satchel it comes in relaxes me, it feels very squishy and cool. For all you athletes out there – this is meant to treat sore muscles too, you just heat it up instead of applying it as is.

The only problem with my master plan – I am assuming this will be a messy and complicated application. I don’t even think my bathroom is big enough for me to maneuver this.  BUT I am going to go for it anyway. I will look like a muddy monster in there for about 15 minutes but I am sure my husband has seen scarier things (lets hope so anyway).  I do have a feeling it will be well worth my efforts, and I will report back with my findings tomorrow!

Find it at Amazon ~ $25 for a four-pack