Face masks have been used for ages to keep our faces clean and fresh. A cloth face mask, also known as a nasal mask, is a small mask designed specifically of common, soft textiles, such as cotton or linen, worn to clean the nose and mouth. If physical distancing is impossible or if certain prescribed facial masks are unavailable, a cloth face mask may be used instead. Some people may prefer to use a face mask instead of a full steam cleanse or facial scrub because they are able to use the mask at anytime, in any place.
Vitamin C masks are popular at the moment, but you should avoid using them if you are prone to acne or breakouts because they can make your skin dry and red. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps rid the body of toxins and excess sebum, which in turn cleans pores and keeps skin oil levels low. It also has anti-aging properties, strengthening the skin and boosting collagen levels (another important factor in skin rejuvenation). However, a Vitamin C mask should not be used daily as it can make your skin too dry if you do not use enough of it.
Another popular face mask type is one that is worn only for specific situations. For instance, you can use a facial mask called a “sunce” to hydrate and close pores. A suntan is an occasion when the skin is exposed to unusually high temperatures (usually above 120 degrees Fahrenheit). Aside from boosting your tan, a suntan causes the skin to produce more melanin, giving the skin a bronze look. For this reason, a suntan is typically worn during the summer months.
Another popular face mask type is one that exfoliates and purifies the face. An exfoliating face mask, sometimes called a “mullet mask”, is applied to the face, covered with a facial mask like the suntan, then left on overnight. The skin is washed of any dirt or oil, then the toner is applied to the face to remove traces of the exfoliation. This can also help get rid of dead skin cells that can clog pores.
One of the most important things you can do to protect your face in the winter is to protect your skin from the cold. A simple nose and throat guard can be worn while outdoors to protect the skin from the elements. You can also buy a pre-made mask that includes a nose scraper and a throat scraper to make the job easier. If your nose and throat guard are made ahead of time, store it in your refrigerator so you don’t have to go searching for it during the colder months. Otherwise, grab a thick wool scarf to wear over your head to keep your hair warm.
Using a face mask while traveling is a great way to keep your hands warm when washing dishes or doing other household chores. It can also be used to kill or reduce the odors that arise from bacteria on the skin. Simply using the mask on a regular basis can boost the immune system and fight off colds and flu. It is an inexpensive way to prevent illness and discomfort in the winter.