Friday, July 18, 2008

How to Get Glowing Skin

This week is the annual Boryeong, South Korea mud festival. Two million visitors a year come to enjoy the, "calming, smoothing and water balancing" powers of the superspecial mud. The festival features mud facial treatments, mud wrestling, a mud obstacle course, mud prison, and fireworks.

But it doesn't have everything...

"Mud or clay masks suit the greasy skin. In this country the best and most popular type of mud is fuller's earth, which comes from Reigate. Radioactive packs are made from mud taken from the river St. Gellert."
--Sonya Joslen, The Way to Beauty (1937)