Throughout the seasons, our skin can become dry and dehydrated, and
our blood vessels become more visible. A thorough skin cleansing becomes
a necessity, and there is nothing more effective than the application
of a deep cleansing facial mask. Facial masks are a wonderful way to
make your skin glow, even out its tone, and help it appear more
youthful. And you can make healthy, all-natural facial masks right at
home. Follow our simple Facial Mask Recipes to create this enriching
experience for your skin in the comfort of your own home.
is a Facial Mask?
A facial mask is a simple and effective dermo-cosmetic process which
helps maintain youthful skin, while also preventing premature aging.
Masks increase blood circulation, the dilation of the pores, and the
removal of toxins, which the mask helps eliminate. In general,
ingredients are more concentrated than those in lotions or cleansers, so
they produce more noticeable benefits in a shorter amount of time.
Benefits of Using
Not only are facial masks wonderful for pampering body and soul, but
also these cosmetic preparations applied to the face will tighten, clean
and refresh the skin. They are much like "take-home spas,” relieving
stress, enhancing well-being, and allowing a little bit of pure
indulgence in luxury while offering an enhanced sensory experience. The
final result is a renewed, rested and youthful appearance.
Think of facial masks as the ultimate nutrient delivery system.
Because a mask is much thicker than a moisturizer or topical treatment
and because of its extended application time and the inner warmth
generated, which opens the pores, passage of nutrients into the skin
occurs far more quickly and efficiently. When necessary, masks can also
remove excess oil and environmental debris and pollutants much more
gently than astringents, toners or scrubs. Although, masks can also help
replenish necessary skin oils, especially during the harsh winter
How Often Should I
Use Facial Masks?
To avoid excessive drying out of the skin, facial masks shouldn’t
really be used more than once a week, which is the ideal. Think of masks
like exercise – you won’t get the benefits if you only use them every
few months. If you can’t manage a mask session that often, though, don’t
worry. The change of seasons at the end of summer (when skin is often
thirsty after sun exposure) and at the end of winter (when skin is flat
and dingy) are the two prime times to make an effort. Finish off by
using a warm, wet flannel cloth to remove the mask and it will act as a
gentle exfoliant, leaving skin instantly brighter and clearer-looking.
What Type Of Mask
Should I Use For My Skin Type?
As far as what type of mask to use, if you have oily skin, go for a
clay or mud mask to absorb excess oil buildup. If you have dry skin, try
a creamy, hydrating mask. If you have sensitive skin, use a light, gel
mask. And if you have combination skin, you may need more than one mask
to spot-treat different problems, says David Bank, M.D., a dermatologist
in New York and author of Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to
Looking Her Best at Any Age. For example, zap zits along your t-zone
with a deep-cleansing mask and keep your cheeks soft with a more
moisturizing formula. You’ll get the best results if you choose a mask
that targets your specific skin type and addresses any problems you
How to use facial
1. Wash your face and neck
2. Put some protective cream around your eyes and mouth
3. Put a mask on your face and neck and do not keep it on for longer
than 20 minutes
4. Rinse it off with warm boiled water or mineral water
5. Apply a moisturizing cream.