The Use Of Homemade Facial Masks

The Use Of Homemade Facial Masks

 

Homemade Facial Masks are a part of good skin care. There are many aspects to good skin care, such as diet, exercise, hydration, good health, and washing of the skin, just to name a few.  There are three basic skin care steps.

  • Step 1 is basic washing of the face. You should wash your face at a minimum of twice a day, morning and night. You also need to wash your face after exercise and being out in the sun due to the increase in sweating.
  • Step 2 is a facial scrub. You can use a gentle facial scrub 3 times a week. When using an abrasive scrub once a week or maybe even once every two weeks is adequate.
  • Step 3 is a facial mask. When using a facial mask, an application once a week is sufficient.

The Use Of Homemade Facial Masks

Homemade Facial Masks exfoliates the skin, which means it helps remove the dead skin cells, and softens the skin. A build up of dead skin cells and the skin’s natural oil cause acne. A Homemade Facial Mask once a week will keep your skin looking radiant, healthy and youthful. Check out the sections on Oatmeal Masks or Strawberry Masks for some suggestions.

Points to Remember:

  • The first time you put something on your skin, put a small amount of that item or product on the inner aspect of your upper arm. You can hide an allergic reaction on your arm much easier than you can on your face.
  • If you notice dryness of your skin, then the item or product is most likely not suited for your skin.
  • Everyone’s skin chemistry is different; you may need to try several before you find the one or ones that work well for you.
  • If you notice that your skin is becoming red after the second, third, or fourth time that you used the product or item, discontinue its use. Most allergies occur after you have used the product or item for a while.
  • Find items or products that are chemical free

Steaming your face

Using steam prior to Homemade Facial Masks will give you the best results.  To use steam, bring 3 cups of water to a simmer.  To the water, you can add 1 teaspoon of any or all of the following: strawberry leaves, chamomile flowers, lavender flowers, eucalyptus leaves and/or rosemary needles.  If you do not have access to the leaves then you can add a drop of any or all of the following essential oils: lavender oil, rosemary oil, chamomile oil, and/or eucalyptus oil.  Sit at a table, hold your head over the steaming water, cover your head with a towel and relax for about 10 minutes.  Then perform any of the homemade facial masks.