Face masks have been used for centuries for a variety of purposes, most commonly as a method of cleansing the pores and removing blackheads, bacteria, and dirt from the skin. The face is often first cleaned with soap and water, and then mask applied to prevent infection, limit or remove excessive oil production by glands, etc. Traditional face masks were composed of natural ingredients, such as aloe vera, ground almonds and sesame seeds, or clay extracts. Modern face masks, while still consisting of natural ingredients, have incorporated many of the beneficial properties of natural ingredients.
A facial cloth face mask, sometimes called a nasal mask, is typically a thin washable mask placed over the nose and mouth, designed to clean and prevent the spread of facial acne. While effective facial masks aren’t always available, and sometimes physical distancing isn’t possible, sometimes when economical facials are unavailable, a simple cloth face mask can be worn. Not only can facial cloths be worn for a variety of different applications, but they can also be worn to clean and tone the skin. Many people choose to wear a simple face mask at least once or twice per week, which is enough to maintain a healthy glow.
Natural ingredients in face masks make them safe to use even for those with allergies or sensitivities. However, many companies have begun to include synthetic chemicals in their products, which are dangerous to your health. In addition, commercially produced facial cleansers are often less effective than homemade cleansers, since commercial products contain preservatives that encourage the growth of bacteria. While using commercially prepared facial cleansers may seem more cost effective, in reality they are not nearly as good as homemade facial cleansers. Using homemade facial cleansers can save you a lot of money, time, and effort.
To prepare a face mask, combine four to six drops of lavender oil with one-quarter teaspoon of ground cinnamon. Add a few drops of lemon juice to this mixture to create a thick, creamy foam. Next, combine the lavender oil and cinnamon powder until the mixture resembles a thick, velvety smooth paste. If using a q-tip, gently run it from the outside of the nose to the inside of the mouth to disperse the mixture evenly.
Most face masks can be used on any portion of the body, although some, such as cold creams or acne herbal teas, should be used on broken or irritated skin. For best results, use the mask exactly as it is described, which means that you fill the droplets completely and gently apply the mixture to your face. Cleanse the area thoroughly before applying the mixture to ensure that no debris or oils accumulate. Gently press the droplets against the skin for an even application.
There are many reasons why face masks help with respiratory droplets and infection prevention, but they are most effective at preventing colds and the flu. As we have mentioned earlier, colds cause the flu and the former can be transmitted through breathing infected mucus. Droplets can also collect under the nose, which may result in sinus problems or even nasal congestion. Finally, when droplets gather on the face, the skin breaks down, creating a crusting and drying effect that is easy to spread around the face.