Remember summer days filled with outdoor play? Trampling through ponds to catch frogs, cooking mud pies, tug-of-war battles across backyard puddles – mud was a very welcomed playmate. There was something liberating in the ooze of wet earth squishing between your fingers and toes and spattering your face, arms and legs.
You’re all grown up now, but there is a more sophisticated variation of playing with mud, and it can be explored on Mud Pack Day, celebrated annually on September 30. This is the perfect day for a spa treatment.
Instead of spreading mud around in a pie pan, you can spread it all over your face. Mud extracts toxins from the skin and absorbs excess oils. The result is a softer, suppler complexion. Dark circles are gone, blemishes are cleared up and ocular fatigue is relieved.
The therapeutic rewards of basking in mud are not limited to your face. Mud can also be applied to the abdomen to alleviate indigestion, and a mud bath is just what the doctor orders to relieve the uncomfortable symptoms of psoriasis.
To celebrate Mud Pack Day, schedule a day of pampering at a spa. If you would prefer to celebrate in the privacy of your home, stock up on mud masks, scented candles, Zen music and bottles of red wine. Then slap on the mud, toast your good health, and slip into relaxing bliss.