Cosmetic mask is a way of skincare that was already known to ancient Egyptian women. They applied yeast to cure acne. Slavic great-grandmothers lightened and moistened their face with a compress of fresh cucumbers. They knew that it was possible to restore radiance, freshness and even remove pigment spots.
Home remedies work much more intensively than purchase cream, it is advisable to use shop products less often. After applying the mask, skin temperature increases, microcirculation improves, so nutrients more easily penetrate the epidermis. Under the influence of heat, sweat is also released with which toxins are excreted.
By flushing the drug, the skin gets rid of lard and dead epidermal cells. The effects are visible in 5-10 minutes, usually the cosmetics will be applied for this time.
Dry skin mask Dry
skin needs highly moisturizing and nutritious preparations: protein, seaweed extracts, minerals that enhance natural protection from water and fat in the epidermis and keep moisture in it. Most effective, because they are the most nutrient-rich, are micronized, that is, well-dried algae. You can buy them at the pharmacy.
Mixing algae with water, you get a very strong mask that moisturizes and narrows pores. Algae have only 2 disadvantages — they look like dirt and smell bad.
They should also be applied to the neck and decolletage area, there are very few sebaceous glands. Should be used 1-2 times a week.
Vitamin E face masks responsible for skin youth also work well when caring for dry skin.
Oily skin mask
oily skin requires cosmetics that cleanses, gently disinfects, narrows pores and regulates sebum secretion. It usually consists of clays: green, white and yellow. Clay has bactericidal properties, accelerate acne healing, reduce seborrhea and does not irritate the epidermis.
You can buy only clay for mixing with water or finished cosmetics with its addition. Masks with plant extracts such as hamamelis are useful for seborrheic skin. Tea tree oil is also fine, has astringent and antibacterial properties.
It is recommended to use an average of 1-2 times a week. If the skin is eczema, you need to beware of moisturizing masks not to harm it, because nutrients will become a real breeding ground for bacteria.
Facial Mask for Combined Skin
Combined Skin is extremely demanding. It needs components that preserve water and dry at the same time. Therefore, it is best to use two types of masks: astringent on fat areas of the face and moisturizing – on dry. On the other hand, the flesh of micronized algae can be applied to the whole face.
Algae can be used several times a week or at least 1 time. It is best to apply an antibacterial mask on the fat parts of the face and wash in 15 minutes.
Facial mask for sensitive skin
Sensitive skin likes the most soothing masks: Dead Sea mud enriched with plant extracts such as aloe or tar ( soothe irritation) and ginkgo biloba (shortens blood vessels), work very well.
How to enhance the effect of homemade cosmetics?
In the beauty salon, the mask action is enhanced by a warm compress. Should do the same at home. Apply a thick layer of the drug to the skin. Then cover the face with lignin and thin sticky film, put a warm towel on it. After 10 minutes remove the compress, and gently rub the remains of the unabsorbed mask with a cotton disc or rinse with warm water.
It is recommended to refuse treatment for couperous skin. The compress is heated and this causes the vessel to expand.
How and when to apply face masks?
Before the procedure you need to make a light peeling — then nutrients will be easier to penetrate the skin. Then apply the mask to the washed face. Avoiding the area around the eyes and mouth – the skin there is very delicate.
Best time for a mask is 6 p.m. Scientists calculated that the skin becomes loosened before bedtime and begins to slowly recover. Cosmetics are also better absorbed in a wet and warm environment, such as during a relaxing bath.