I love using masks – they are such a luxury. I particularly like using masks on the weekend when I have a bit more time to relax and enjoy myself. One of my favourite masks to use is a mud mask which I have been using since I was a teen.
Want to know what brand that is? Well, for a good 20 years (yes I’m that old!) I’ve been using this mud mask and it’s from the brand formerly known as Montagne Jeunesse. It’s funny that I’ve been using this product for as long as I can remember and would you believe, the Dead Sea Mud is now celebrating its 20th anniversary! Since I was a teen I was always interested in looking after my skin and I would very often spend the money I earned from babysitting on little skincare bits from the store. And 7th Heaven (formerly Montagne Jeunesse) always had the best packets of masks – from peel-off masks to mud masks.
So in a world where masking is now a trend more than ever (I’ve always been doing it!) I’ve been using the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask.
Since I live in London where the pollution levels tend to be high, I need a good facial mask to suck out all the dirt and grime out of my pores and I like to do this regularly. The 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask uses nutrient-rich minerals from the Dead Sea to draw out impurities and open blocked pores. Something my skin definitely needs!
Since I moved to a big city my pores have become bigger. I’ve been told that it’s because my skin is quite dehydrated yet oily so my skin produces more oil to make up for the lack of moisture. Therefore my pores have gotten bigger and bigger as a result! Yikes.
Therefore using mud masks regularly (I like to use them twice a week) is a necessity for me. I like that the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask comes in a tube as well. It’s not messy and the portability factor means you can take it anywhere without having to worry about it seeping out. All you have to do is apply it to cleansed skin and sit back and relax for 20-25 minutes. Have a cup of tea or read a magazine – it’s all about taking time out for yourself!
In addition to the tube, the 7th Heaven Dead Sea Mud Mask also comes in a single-use packette form so you can use it on-the-go as and when you need it. An added benefit of the mud mask is that it contains lavender which soothes the skin and is also relaxing as a scent.
If you are travelling or packing lightly you can also use the single-use packettes that they still make and that I always use to buy as a teen. In the single-use form I’ve been using the Dead Sea Peel-Off Mask which is great if you really want something easy and effective. The product comes out like a clear gel and you simply apply it to cleansed skin and wait 20-25 minutes or until it is fully dried. Then gently peel it off. It comes off in one sheet and it’s really easy with no mess left behind. I recently went on a trip and took the peel-off mask with me as exposure to the sun and wearing SPF all day made my skin feel like it needed a deep cleanse!
The peel-off mask is purifying and detoxifying with Dead Sea minerals combined with Seaweed and Vitamin C to fight free radicals and cleanse skin. This is also a great product to take with you on your travels if you need something super light to carry. My skin always breaks out after a long-haul flight so I can’t think of anything better than getting off a long flight, stretching my legs, having a shower and then applying this mask right away after cleansing my face. It’s cooling, refreshing and soothing – everything you would want from an at-home facial.
I can’t tell you how much putting on a facial mask means to me. For me as soon as I put on a mask it means that I’m taking time out for myself and that 20 minutes is for me to sit back and totally relax.
To find out more about the range of amazing masks from 7th Heaven (including self-heating ones!) see HERE.
You can find the Dead Sea Mud (175g) tube in Boots, ASDA, Wilko, and Ocado.
Or you can pick up the Dead Sea Mud sachet in Boots, ASDA, Wilko, Boohoo.com, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Bodycare.
*This post was a sponsored collaboration with 7th Heaven but all views as always are my own.