Now, this may not be a national day that you have celebrated every year since you were little, but I promise you, it is a real day! National Mud Pack Day is an annual event which takes place on the 30th September, and as you might have guessed celebrates all things mud pack.
This year we wanted to get involved and join in the celebrations, starting with a little investigation into the history of mud packs and why they are so popular all over the world.
A muddy past
A mud pack, or a face mask as they are more commonly known, is a cream-like product that gets applied to the face. There are many different varieties on the market and contain a range of ingredients that all work towards helping your skin in one way or another.
They have been around for centuries, going back as far as Cleopatra’s time. It has been said that she was the first woman to use them, applying egg white and gold to her face. She was also known for a love of Aloe Vera which she also used as a face mask to help keep her skin young, smooth and soft.
Behind the mask
Face masks have grown in popularity over the years due to the variety of benefits and flavours. They can do all sorts for your skin: moisturise, cleanse, exfoliate, refresh, repair, pretty much you name it - they can do it.
They are applied to the face with your hands and removed either by rinsing the face with water or wiping it off with a damp cloth. Some of them require you to peel them off! The duration for wearing them depends completely on the mask itself but typically stays on for around 10 – 15 minutes.
Mud pack selfies
To get into the spirit of National Mud Pack Day, we’ve teamed up with a group of fantastic bloggers to bring you a collection of homemade face masks that everyone can make a home. Head over to our Facebook page where we have shared their post.
Finally, the VictoriaPlum.com team have also donned face masks and taken their very best selfie to prove it, whilst raising money for our charity partner WellChild.