Face masks and Skin Care Treatment
Face Masks – Facial Skin Care Treatment
Facial masks have been used since ancient times due to their numerous health benefits for the skin. They contain ingredients that help the skin to nourish and rejuvenate without causing any potential damage to it. Face masks are an essential part of having and maintaining a beautiful skin at any age. There are a number of face masks available at your local salons and retailers, but some of the inexpensive, most effective, and health conscious are ones that can be easily made at home with ingredients found in your kitchen. It doesn’t matter what type of skin you have, as these masks are completely organic and earth friendly masks that not only saves you money but also protects you from the side-effects of using products made with harmful additives and parabens.
Benefits if using DIY face masks:
Homemade face masks are purported to provide essential nutrients to your skin and nourish them, to unclog the pores and hydrate them to fight signs of aging and dry skin, and to exfoliate the skin. Home-made DIY face masks will benefit you in the following ways;
Making a homemade facial mask is extremely easy and saves you a lot of money. You just need to open your kitchen cabinet and mix up the ingredients to make your own natural skin care delight. Unlike market products, homemade face masks can be altered in a way you want it, so that you can have complete control over the ingredients you use in its preparation. Homemade facial mask recipes use natural ingredients only, which are devoid of any harmful chemicals and are beneficial to your skin.
Homemade masks can be prepared for a variety of conditions, such as wrinkles, acne, acne scars, sun/wind damages, oily or dry skin types, and so on, which can be used any time. Since these masks can be prepared for a variety of skin conditions, you can choose the best skin care mask that suits your condition.
Common ingredients used in Facial mask recipes:
When you plan to make your own facial mask recipes, there are a number of ingredients that you can use straight from your kitchen counter. Some of these ingredients include raspberries, strawberries, banana, lemon, milk, honey, apple cider vinegar, egg, avocado, salt, avocado, oatmeal, and many more.
The homemade facial mask recipe that you prepare will contain a mixture of the above ingredients to acquire the combined goodness and benefits for your skin. Each ingredient listed here plays a unique role in skin care regimen, so understanding the role of each ingredient will help you create and design your own recipe that suits your needs.
Strawberries and Raspberries – contain gentle exfoliating acid that will help get rid of dead skin cells.
Banana- skin firming and exfoliating agent
Lemon- Exfoliating and skin whitening agent
Honey- anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties
Egg- Cleansing and tightening agent
Milk- Moisturizing agent
Apple cider vinegar- Gentle exfoliating agent
Yogurt- skin softener
Avocado- Conditioning and nutritive agent
Oatmeal- Exfoliating agent
Salt- Moisturizer and Exfoliator
Different types of face masks:
When deciding what kind of face mask to use, consider your skin type. Homemade facial mask recipes include ingredients that can alleviate a number of skin problems.
a. Dry skin: If you have dry skin, then try a mask that uses honey. Honey is a humectant, that helps retain moisture when applied on the skin. Honey makes an excellent ingredient for various facial products, not only due to its moisturizing properties but is also easy on people having sensitive skin.
Avocado is a great moisturizer for dry skin as it contains vitamin E and other natural oils in it. Yogurt is another excellent ingredient to be used for dry skin. Yogurt, will not only hydrate and soften your dry skin, but also exfoliate the dead cells from the skin.
Facial masks that can be used for dry skin includes Avocado and yogurt mask, Banana and Yogurt mask, Honey and egg mask, Honey and milk mask, Avocado and honey mask, yogurt and honey mask, and Milk and aloe.
b. Oily skin: A homemade face mask for oily skin cleanses the pores, minimizes breakouts, and makes skin look less shiny and oily. Homemade face masks for oily skin should be used at least twice a month.
To beat the problems of oily skin, try egg whites which are known to firm up the skin and tighten the pores. Cucumber is another ingredient that is commonly used in face mask for oily skin. It’s not only soothing to your skin, but also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles. You can also use yogurt in your face mask, which will naturally exfoliate your oily skin. A good toner for oily skin, the lemon can also be used in face masks for oily skin. The astringent properties of honey make it an excellent ingredient to be used in face mask for oily skin to tighten the pores.
Common face masks for oily skin includes apple and honey masks, lemon and oatmeal masks, strawberry and yogurt masks, cucumber and yogurt masks, egg white and lemon masks, and so on.
c. Combination skin: Combination skin type faces similar problem like oily skin type; large pores, pimples, clogged pores, and crease. If you have a combination skin tone, then you can use a red raspberry honey mask that will help control oil as well as skin dryness. Other face masks that can be used by people with combination skin includes cucumber and egg white mask, bread and honey mask, and potato and milk mask.
d. Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin tends to be delicate, thin, with fine pores. They are very temperamental and responds easily to environmental factors aggressively, becoming swollen, red, and itching. The objective of using face mask for sensitive skin is to soothe and combat irritation and inflammation on the skin. Natural ingredients like oatmeal, cucumbers, apricot juice, milk, licorice, milk, corn flour, and chamomile helps to soothe your skin without irritating further. Oatmeal mask using egg yolk, or egg white is one of the best facial mask for sensitive skin.
e. Anti-aging: If you are looking for anti-aging remedy, then try masks that include tea or olive oil. The antioxidants found in teas protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun and minimizes the formation of wrinkles.
f. Exfoliate: Sugar, cooled ground coffee, or oatmeal containing face masks can be used for extra scrubbing power to exfoliate dead skin cells that gives your skin a dull appearance.
g. Acne: If you are looking for a natural alternative to get rid of those ugly acne from your face, then try homemade facial masks such as turmeric and honey mask, slippery elm mask, egg white and lemon mask, green clay mask, baking soda mask, yogurt mask, and oatmeal mask.
Homemade facial masks can leave you relaxed and pampered right in the comfort of your own home without hurting your pocket. So, consider skipping salon skin care treatments and make your own facial masks from simple ingredients available in your kitchen counter and enjoy its benefits.