Face masks are a popular beauty accessory. They can be used for intensive facial cleansing, detoxifying, toning and whitening. The masks can be used to remove excess oil, dirt and makeup and leave your skin feeling fresh. There are many types of face mask.
Face masks come in many forms and can be made of a variety of ingredients. Scrubbing or abrasive scrubs often contain glycolic acid. This ingredient helps to exfoliate and draw out impurities from the skin. Normalized petroleum glycerin is another common ingredient used in face masks. Glycolic acid and normalized petroleum gel are both applied to the skin’s surface using a wipe. When effective scrubs are not readily available, and if physical distancing is also impossible, face masks can be made at home with ingredients from the grocery or drug store.
Scrubbing pads and soft, plastic-tipped scrubbing sponges are great for exfoliation and removing oil. Cleansing your face and neck with these products removes dead cells and excess oil, which help to reduce puffiness and fine lines around the eyes. However, if you have a sensitive skin, you should avoid scrubbing pads and sponges that contain lanolin. Lanolin is a petroleum derivative that can cause irritation and redness around the mouth and nose when it is applied. Most surgeons do not recommend using scrubs with lanolin because it can be irritating. If you have oily skin, a scrub with salicylic acid can help to treat flakiness.
Salicylic acid has natural antiseptic properties that work to reduce the buildup of bacteria and viruses in the mouth, particularly around the eyes, nose and throat. Salicylic acid also helps to create healthy layers of mucus that shield the membranes from bacteria and viruses. Unfortunately, some viruses like the cold virus (Epstein-Barr), herpes simplex virus (HSV) and influenza can cause droplets to leak out onto the surface of the mucous membranes in the mouth. These droplets are viral antigens and are what will cause the symptoms of a cold or flu. A good face mask for this purpose will cover the nose and mouth for the duration of time necessary to clear the virus from the airways.
Face masks also come in other types such as disposable face masks. These types of products are usually worn once and then disposed of. Because these types of masks cannot be worn multiple times, they are not economical. However, disposable face masks are great for those who must wear a mask where it will be effective for only a short period of time. The cost per unit is lower for these types of products, which make them a viable option for many situations.
Face masks come in a variety of styles for all situations. For example, there are full face masks that cover the entire face. This type of product is excellent for situations when a person needs to be highly presentable in order to meet a client or customer. Face masks for social distancing can be worn by adults as well as children who need to be discreet when in public places. For these reasons, face masks are an important accessory that should be a part of most anyone’s wardrobe.