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Get dirty: Beauty booty that'll clean up your act

Anna De Souza


Health & Fitness

Anna De Souza is a digital and broadcast journalist covering fashion, beauty, technology and lifestyle. 

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It's not entirely counterintuitive to get dirty to get clean, ladies. Yep, it's crazy, but true. But how can mud, dirt, clay and roots beautify skin on a topical level? We'll show you.

6Become Beauty's Colour Therapy Masks ($49 for 6)

Ginseng root powers this mask, which revitalizes skin while minimizing the appearance of fine lines. This robust extract has been shown to firm and tone the surface of the skin and these no-mess, peel off, stick-on masks offer a convenient – albeit a hockey mask effect – delivery system for the delicate blend of ingredients.

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7Organic Ginger Root Mist Moisturizer ($15)

Ginger root isn't just great in a hot toddy. It's also one of the best known botanicals for its anti-inflammatory properties. Perfect for those with oily or acne-prone skin, it cleans up bacteria on the skin's surface to keep it healthy and blemish free. You can wear this moisturizer under or over makeup!

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8Golden root, the backbone of Wei's Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask ($42)

A vibrant red Chinese herb used for centuries to promote the re-growth of dead skin cells, this velvety mask lifts dead skin cells and purges impurities without drying it out. Packaged in individual pods and accompanied by an application brush, the product makes it easy for you to get the right amount of product every single time.

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9SpaTeen Blemished Skin Mask ($18)

This twice-weekly treatment nurtures and calms skin deeply, stopping blemishes before they appear. The sulfur and kava root extract blend serves to treat and disinfect existing breakouts and also speeds up wound healing!

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10AHAVA Mineral Botanic Body Wash ($22)

Lather up to experience the benefits of Dead Sea minerals. Infused with organic plant extracts, this body wash softens and cleanses skin while stimulating blood circulation. And a word to the wise for those with bacne — the high magnesium content in Dead Sea salts has been shown to eradicate those pesky pimples.

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Watch: DIY clay face mask

Learn how to make a quick and easy facial mask that will leave your face soft and clean!

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