Hello, hello! Guess who’s back? Yes, I’m back from my recent family vacation trip and I’m back with a couple of beauty finds worth writing about.
Rotorua Thermal Mud Facial Scrub
As my mom pointed out, thermal mud is good for our skin. So, we bought a couple of Rotorua’s Thermal Mud products – body scrub, facial scrub and mask.
I have always believed that mud mask is good for our skin, thus, I did not hesitate in getting this one for myself. Besides, it is extremely affordable (NZD13.20) compared to other mud masks I’ve bought.
I’ve managed to use it a couple of times now, and, I’ve noticed how my skin feels really supple and super soft after using the scrub. Honestly, I could not stop touching/caressing my own face. There wasn’t even the rotten-egg-smelling-sulphuric-odour that I experience while walking around the thermal pools.
From what I’ve read (courtesy of www.kiwiproducts.co.nz) – The sulphur content of thermal mud treatments is very active in killing bacteria on the skin and preventing or eliminating acne.
Below are some further properties of thermal mud treatments:
Antiseptic: Destroys pathogenic agent without attacking adjacent healthy tissue.
Healing: Silica, Aluminium and Zinc are all essential to tissue regeneration and scar prevention.
Absorbing: Drains of infections and absorbs excess fluids.
Sedative: Has a sedative action on local pain.
Remineralising Equilibrium: Transmits necessary mineral salts to organisms for biological equilibrium.
Rebalancing System: Provides sufficient mineral salts to enhance the body’s natural immune system.
The contact that the mud has with volcanic gases and minerals from the centre of the earth is the reason that it is particularly rich in minerals. Ordinary clays and muds contain some minerals but because of its volcanic origin, Rotorua mud is far richer in these properties.
Rotorua thermal mud treatments are excellent for use in regenerative skin care because the clays have a very strong affinity for moisture in the skin. Thermal mud on drying will generate heat, increasing blood circulation and perspiration helping toxins and other wastes to be eliminated. The clay surfaces are highly active and will easily absorb excess oils, fatty secretions etc from within the skins pores.
Major minerals present in thermal mud include : Silica, Alumina, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Titanium, Sulphur, Phosphorus, Sodium, Potassium. Trace elements include: Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Cobalt, Manganese, Molybdenum.
As New Zealand sits on many many inactive volcanoes, it’s not surprising that you will find an extensive amount of thermal activity. The vast major thermal activity happens to be sitting at the centre of North Island – Rotorua.
New Zealand is such a wonderful place and it’s only flaw is that the country is directly under the hole in the azone layer in the Southern Hemisphere – damages your skin if you do not apply sunblock (skin cancer is one of their top cancerous disease killer).
Nur @ ilovelookinggood
P.S. Below are links to my Kiwi adventure