Skin care is an extensive subject. While there are endless chemical products, creams, ointments, oils and serums that promise great results for your skin, only a few work without consequences. Skin care, according to most experts, should be as natural as possible. When you start out with a great cleanser, toner then moisturizer you should finalize your routine with the benefits of a facial mask twice weekly. Face masks are ideal for all skin types and the benefits are real. In this post, we will talk about facial masks in detail.
What's a face mask?A homemade face mask contains natural and organic ingredients in a concentrated form which are meant to offer instant results. If you cannot be pampered with a professional salon facial every week or month then let's look at do-it-yourself home facials. Unlike creams and lotions, you don't use a face mask every day. The right face mask will hydrate skin, remove excess oils, pull out impurities and tone after a single use. Your skin will actually go through a detoxing while using a mask. Masks are incredibly effective at providing the deepest cleansing process which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel.
What are the benefits?Depending on the type of face mask you use, you can expect benefits like reduction in acne, pigmentation, scars and other skin issues. Most masks are meant to offer a quick facial to the skin, so that the face feels more relaxed, rejuvenated and hydrated at the same time. You should also focus on products that are natural and give the best results. Ideally, it's best to go for organic skin care products that are free from SLS and parabens and don't have any side effects in the long run. Some masks are meant for specific skin issues. For example, you can find masks that are formulated especially for dry or aging skin.
How to use face masks?Most products are easy to use and come in either a cream or powder form. To a dry concentrate just add a few drops of water or any other organic solution such as rose water, aloe or buttermilk to create a paste. Apply the mask all over the face and neck and keep it on for at least 20 to 30 minutes. Once the mask has dried completely you can gently wash your face with cool water. Keep in mind that after a few minutes the mask can feel a bit drying on the skin, so use wet hands and circular motion to wash off. Be sure to apply a natural moisturizer immediately after rinsing your mask.
If you are new to face masks, it is wise to read the ingredients in detail. Make sure that you check all the products in a particular range before making a final product decision. You may want to do a patch test for some products, especially if you have acne-prone or sensitive skin.