Dead Sea Mud Mask | Majestic Pure | Psoriasis, Eczema, Acne & Problem Skin Complaints

 

Hello ladies! ๐Ÿ˜Š

I got myself some of this – Majestic Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask 260ml – Spa’s Premium Quality Facial Cleanser for All Skin Types – 100% Natural Formula, Absorbs Excess Oil, Removes Dead Skin Cells, Dirt and Toxins to Reveal Fresh and Soft Skin – Known to Heals Acne, Acne Scars, Pimp .. to trial for my skin which is very prone to breakouts, large pores and stubborn blackheads on my nose that wonโ€™t budge. I also have the odd bit of psoriasis on my face and Iโ€™ve heard Dead Sea mud does wonders for treating and improving psoriasis so Iโ€™ve been more than happy to try this mud mask out for my skin problems.

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What Is Dead Sea Mud, Why Should You Use It & What Does It Do?

Dead Sea Mud starts out in the surrounding mountain areas as alluvial silt. Over time, this mud is washed down from the mountains by rain water until it reaches The Dead Sea, (a lake that sits between the West Bank, Israel and Jordan). Within the mud, scientists have found high concentrations of minerals like magnesium, bromides, phosphates and sodium.

Dead Sea mud is excellent for reducing inflammation, hydrating and improving psoriasis, acne and other skin disorders. Dead Sea mud helps give a healthier skin tone by removing dead skin cells that dull complexion. Once these dead skin cells are removed, new cells are able to regenerate for younger and healthier looking skin. Blood circulation in the face is increased and the skins complexion appears brighter. This causes toxins and acne-causing bacteria to be removed from the face. The mud mask increases the skins ability to absorb nutritious minerals and proteins.

Dead Sea Mud Mask is suitable for all skin types. It is a great face mask that helps to deeply cleanse and shrink large pores, which in turn eliminates blackheads and pimples. It also tightens and tones the skin as well as removing impurities. It is also beneficial to use Dead Sea mud as an anti-ageing treatment to reduce wrinkles and fine lines and it also significantly reduces redness and inflammation of the skin and can be used on both the face and body.

Apart from skin care, the Dead Sea mud is thought to help relax the muscles in the body. The mud increases tranquility and calmness. At the same time, arthritis patients use the mud to reduce aches & pains.

How To Use Dead Sea Mud Mask From Majestic Pure

Itโ€™s very easy to use, simply apply a thick layer of mud on to the face (and neck if you wish) and leave it to dry for 5 minutes. To remove the mask, gently rub your face in circular motions which helps exfoliate the skin and remove dead skin cells, then wash any remaining mud with warm water and pat dry with a towel. I use a good moisturiser afterwards to hydrate my skin even more.ย ย 

Itโ€™s recommended to use this mask about twice a week, five minutes each time.

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Thoughts

What I love about Majestic Pureโ€™s products is how natural and safe the ingredients are. (Full list of ingredients and their benefits are at the bottom of this post). A while ago I jumped on board the โ€˜naturalโ€™ bandwagon and turned my back on most products because they contain huge amounts of unnecessary chemicals, irritants, additives and artificial fragrances, which I believe do more harm than they do good. Iโ€™m convinced that using natural ingredients and chemical-free products is the best option for me, especially because of my psoriasis. One of the main reasons Iโ€™m on this natural route is to gently calm my skin disorder instead of irritating and aggravating it. I really do think natural is best โ€“ especially for problem skin!

I found this Dead Sea Mud Mask has a light pleasant aroma, I canโ€™t pin-point the exact scent but Iโ€™d guess it was Aloe Vera. The mud is a light grey when sitting in the tub but once it has dried on the face it is dark grey, almost black. It was very easy to apply, although it did get a bit messy so I advise protecting your hair and clothes if you donโ€™t want any product on them. I also recommend wearing plastic gloves when applying the mask, if you have any. Sh*t gets real messy!

Once the mask was on my face I waited around 10 minutes for it to dry (after the recommended time of 5 minutes, the mud was still wet.) I could feel a slight tightening on the skin although the sensation was not as โ€˜tightโ€™ feeling as hard drying clay masks. Removal of the mask was easy too. I particulary enjoyed the exfoliating part the most – rubbing my skin just before washing it off to gently exfoliate my dead skin cells which I think definitely helped my skin feel softer and look brighter too. I was impressed with how soft my skin felt afterwards and I could definitely see a difference and slight improvement. Iโ€™m looking forward to using this twice a week to improve my skin further and hopefully calm my psoriasis.

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Where to buy?

The tub was ยฃ29.99 but itโ€™s now on sale for ยฃ10.49 , you can get a 250g tub of Dead Sea Mud Mask from Majestic Pureโ€™s website here. Or if you prefer you can buy on Amazon UK just click the link to shop it here – Majestic Pure Dead Sea Mud Mask 260ml – Spa’s Premium Quality Facial Cleanser for All Skin Types – 100% Natural Formula, Absorbs Excess Oil, Removes Dead Skin Cells, Dirt and Toxins to Reveal Fresh and Soft Skin – Known to Heals Acne, Acne Scars, Pimp ..

You should check out the other products available from Majestic Pure, which I highly recommend! Iโ€™ve recently reviewed some of their Indian Healing Clay Mask from Majestic Pure which is a huge tub of bentonite powder and when mixed with water it creates a detoxifying clay – you can read all about it here.

INGREDIENTS

APART FROM DEAD SEA MUD, THE OTHER INGREDIENTS IN THIS MUD MASK ARE:

Deionized Water – Deionized water is purified water which has mineral ions (salts) removed. The mineral ions that are removed include copper, iron, sodium, calcium, chloride, and bromide. Deionized water is made by taking conventional water and exposing it to electrically charged resins that attract and bind to the salts, removing them from the water. Because most of the impurities in water are mineral salts, deionized water is mostly pure.

Kaolin – Kaolin is a soft white mineral that has a large array of uses. It is most commonly found in the form of a fine clay that was originally produced in China, which is why this material is sometimes referred to as โ€˜China clayโ€™. Like other clays, it is very absorbent, and it can pull oils and dirt out of the skin.

Shea Butter – Shea butter is extracted from the nuts of the Shea tree, which grows in the savannah of Western Africa. Growing up to 60 feet tall, the Shea tree does not flower before it is 20 years old and can live up to 200 years. The Shea nuts are harvested, crushed and boiled to extract the Shea butter. Given its high content in anti-inflammatory and healing components, Shea butter helps the healing of skin disorders and skin problems such as:

  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • rashes
  • hives
  • insect bites / stings
  • contact dermatitis
  • dry skin
  • cracked skin
  • burns
  • minor cutsย 

Aloe Vera Juice – Aloe Vera grows wild in tropical climates around the world and is cultivated for agricultural and medicinal uses. Aloe Vera is considered by many to be a miracle plant, it has a huge range of skin, health and hair benefits. Aloe Vera helps soothe sunburn because the natural nutrients and antioxidants in the plant work to soothe the pain and help to regenerate the skin. Itโ€™s great for acne too. Auxin and Gibberellins, two hormones found in Aloe Vera, have wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce skin inflammation, promote the growth of new cells and al treat small minor cuts. Aloe Vera gel can help smooth out some those fine lines and wrinkles by improving the skins natural firmness. The gel of Aloe Vera plant can be also help treat scars as it promotes the healing process and softens the appearance of scar tissue

Sunflower Oil Sunflower oil is extracted from sunflower seeds. The oil is amazing for hydrating and moisturising the skin. Sunflower oil works well for improving psoriasis symptoms as well as soothing, sore, irritated skin..

Vegetable Glycerine Due to its hygroscopic properties, vegetable glycerine is used in many moisturising skin products because it seems to help relieve dry skin problems by drawing water up from the lower layers. It is also a component of glycerine soap, which is often used by people with sensitive skin. Vegetable glycerine is used as a substitute for ethanol in some products (the chemical known as alcohol) โ€” The advantage of this is that people who do not want to be exposed to alcohol can still have access to the botanical products. The disadvantage is that the products without alcohol have a much shorter shelf life.

Jojoba Oil – Jojoba is a golden liquid wax (often called jojobaย oil) that is made from the jojoba bean. ย It is a plant native to South-western North America, andย it was highly valued by the Native Americans as a potent balm for skin ailments.. Jojoba is a golden liquid wax similar to the protective wax produced by human skin to keep it smooth, supple and moisturised. Jojoba is the only plant in the world known to produce this unique golden liquid wax. All other plants in the world produce oils.ย Jojoba is naturally antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic, so it is used to soothe a wide range of skin conditions.

Jojoba oil helps:

  • Scars
  • Burns
  • Rashes
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Nappy rash
  • Cradle cap
  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Dry and sensitive skin
  • Sun damage
  • Pigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Oily skin
  • Age spots
  • Nourish hairย 

 

Xanthan Gum – Xanthan gum is a sugar-like compound made by mixing aged (fermented) sugars with a certain kind of bacteria. It is used to make medicine. In manufacturing, xanthan gum is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent.

Calendula Oil – Calendula oil is distilled from the flower tops. The oil is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial so it is helpful for wounds, acne, ulcers, bed sores, varicose veins, rashes, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions.


 

Have any of you used any Dead Sea mud products before to improve any skin problems? Did they improve your skin?

LOTS OF LOVE

KATIE xxx

 

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KANDACARE Psoriasis Skin Care Products… Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel & Soothing Body Gel – Review

KANDACARE REVIEW

Hello my loves!

I’m on a mission to find the best skincare products to help my psoriasis and will be reviewing plenty over the following weeks. Hopefully I can help you decide on the psoriasis products for your skin.

Lately, I’ve been using a couple of products from a company called KANDACARE who make natural, gentle and soothing skincare products for people with psoriasis.

What I’ve Been Using

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I’ve been treating my scalp psoriasis by washing my hair with the KANDACARE Psoriasis Shampoo & Conditioner which are ยฃ6.99 to buy separately or ยฃ13.65 for both. These can be purchased on the KANDACARE website.

I’ve been cleansing my skin whilst bathing/showering with KANDACARE Psoriasis Shower Gel which is also ยฃ6.99 to buy from the KANDACARE website.

Lastly, after bathing/showering, I have used KANDACARE Body Gel to soothe my irritable skin. The Gel is ยฃ8.95 to buy.

How The Products Look and Smell

The products’ packaging is really simple and refreshing.ย White bottles with green and blue labels that shout natural goodness.ย The products have a slight herby, natural, outdoors scent that has a hint of rosemary and lavender. They are not as strong smelling as your average skincare products. I love how they smell! โค

How To Apply

Shampoo – Like with all shampoos; wet hair and scalp, putting a small amount of shampoo onto hair massage into your scalp and roots, through to the ends. Rinse all shampoo off and continue with the conditioner.

Conditioner – After rinsing shampoo off, put a good amount of conditioner onto your hair massaging into your scalps and the ends of hair to care for any split ends you may have. Wash off and style your hair as normal.
(TIP: Leave conditioner on for two minutes to deeply condition your locks. Rinse conditioner off with cold water as this will enhance shine.)

Shower Gel – Whilst showering (or taking a bath) squeeze a little shower gel onto your hands, a sponge or a flannel and proceed to cleanse your skin.

Body Gel – This gel can be used at any time but I prefer to use it after my regular night time bath. Simply put on to the affected areas, leaving it to dry and give your skin some TLC.

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What I Liked About The KANDACARE products.

First of all, KANDACARE products’ are not tested on animals and are suitable for vegans too. I’m a big animal lover so this gets a massive thumbs up from me.

Secondly, the products don’t contain Parabens’ or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.

For those who aren’t aware:

Parabens are chemical preservatives and although preservatives are sometimes important in products where water has been added, (they prevent bacteria forming) there has been a study that claimed parabens have been found in breast tumors. This hasnโ€™t been confirmed by the medical industry just yet, but it has not been dismissed either.

Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin. It reacts with many types of ingredients used in skin care products and forms nitrosamines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential cancer-causing carcinogenic’s.

Finally, I loved the refreshing and calming scent. A good smelling shampoo really does put you in a relaxed good mood. The Shampoo calmed my itchy scalp and gave me great smelling, clean hair. I especially loved the shower gel and felt happy knowing I was using a safe, gentle cleanser for my skin. This will definitely replace my usual soap in future. I have used the body gel after bathing, The gel is not a cure for psoriasis (it relieves and soothes), but the psoriasis on my wrists have since cleared up. The rest of my psoriasis has pretty much stayed the same (it hasn’t healed nor got worse) What I have noticed is that I haven’t itched as much and my red, scaly skin is definitely calmer, less irritated and happier.

I also love how the products contain natural essential oils that all contribute to looking after the skin, hair and scalp.

The essential oils are:

Lavender – It has been used throughout recorded history as a skin healer and anti-inflammatory which as a result soothes and heals gently whilst reducing or preventing the chance of scars.

Bergamot – A cooling agent which is also antiseptic and is included to prevent infection.

Chamomile – Like lavender is an anti-inflammatory which boosts resistance to irritation caused by inflammation. It helps to reduce swelling and its side-effects.

Rosemary – Which has been used since ancient times to boost both the immune and circulatory systems, protecting the skin. For these reason it is excellent in the reduction/control of plaque whilst also reducing itching and pain.

What I Didn’t Like About The KANDACARE Products.

The conditioner didn’t seem to moisturise my hair potentially compared to other regular conditioners, I have bleached blonde hair which is a little chemically damaged so maybe if my hair was healthier it would have felt alot softer. Although it didn’t condition my actual hair as much as I’d hoped, the conditioner did calm my itchy scalp.

Where To Buy.

Take a look at KANDACARE’s psoriasis product range – here —> http://www.kandacare.com/shop/

Have any questions for the KANDACARE team? You can contact them by telephone, E-mail or by using the contact form on their website:

โ€ข Phone: 0330 111 8869
โ€ข Email: info@kandacare.com
โ€ข http://www.kandacare.com

Thank-you for reading my KANDACARE review.

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Lots Of Love

Katie Rose โค

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P.S – Boring, I know, but here is a list of KANDACARE’s product ingredients for those with allergies or ingredient preferences.

SHAMPOO
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidpropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomile Recutita Flower Extract, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool.

CONDITIONER
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PEG-20 Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.

SHOWER GEL
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco Glucoside, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Limonene, Linalool.

BODY GEL
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Carbomer, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol