6 Feet Homemade Face Mask
Face masks, sometimes called facial cleansers, are devices used to clean the face. A face mask usually contains a specific combination of ingredients designed to cleanse and moisturize the skin, soothe inflammation, draw out impurities, and provide protection from the elements. In addition to these primary functions, face masks can also be used to treat acne, cure pimples, reduce redness, ease stress, or improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Face masks are also used during cleansing and treatments for sensitive or damaged skin.
DescriptionA cloth face mask, made primarily of natural textiles, such as cotton or spandex, is a simple mask worn above the nose and mouth. When effective, natural masks are generally available. However, when physical distancing isn’t possible, and sometimes when more targeted compounds aren’t obtainable, a cloth mask can be used instead. For example, a good nose and throat face mask may be made with a blend of lavender oil and eucalyptus oil. Other mixtures commonly used are aloe vera and witch hazel.
Types There are many types of face masks. The most popular are based on one of the following: dry exfoliation, oily or medicated exfoliation, or medicated dry exfoliation. A medicated or oily face mask may include such components as salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, or other alkalizing agents. A medicated dry exfoliation mask may include extracts from loquat leaves, apricot pits, milkweed, and milk teas. Most common types of medicated exfoliating masks have one or more ingredients used for the purpose of reducing the surface tension of the epidermis, reducing the surface oiliness of the skin, or improving the skin’s ability to absorb moisture.
How Does Face Masks Work? How do face masks work to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging? Moisturizing agents in face masks draw out the water-based compounds in your skin to make the skin more supple. The ingredients also help to balance moisture levels in the skin so that it is less likely to become dry or to become too oily.
Some scientists believe that the drying of facial skin during and after exposure to sun radiation may contribute to the formation of lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. When wearing a homemade mask, you can protect your face from the sun without over-exposure. This can be particularly important if you frequently wear glasses or are outdoors a great deal.
Can You Use a Face Mask at Home? Although commercially available products are generally safe, it is still a good idea to use a homemade face mask. If you are using a very mild or organic facial mask, there should be no cause for concern. However, if you choose to use a product that is not organic, you need to make sure that the ingredients are safe for you to use. Natural ingredients, such as lavender oil or aloe vera, can help prevent the onset of adverse reactions from being caused by other chemicals in the product.