What do mud baths do?
Volcanic ash is similar to fine sand (silicon) and is Mother Nature's natural skin purifier. Not only is it rich in minerals like sulfur, magnesium, and zinc, its exfoliating properties mean that it removes dead outer layers of skin while it cleanses the skin. Zinc helps heal inflammation. Magnesium salts alleviate inflammatory disorders of the skin and joints. Sulfur has been used to treat every conceivable skin irritation and infection, including acne. The sulfur in volcanic ash also is said to slow down a person's aging process because of its ability to protect against the toxic effects of pollution and radiation.