Using one of your own homemade face masks recipes or even one from a spa not only will benefit your skin, but provides you with a restful break from other activities while the mask does it work. Masks can contain several ingredients to just one or two to form a past or solution which is applied to the whole face.
One should excilud the eye, and sometimes the neck, and left on for a precribed time to take effect. Some masks harden and dry on the skin and require washing off, while wax or latex based maskes can be peeled away.
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: Relaxing Facial
Homemade Spa recipe for a creamy facial mask that leaves your skin soft and refreshed.
1 beaten egg (unclogs pores)
1 carrot (cooked and mashed)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
3 tbsp honey
Mix all the ingredients and apply to clean face and neck. After 15 minutes rinse with plenty of cool water.
The different Types of Masks
Clay Face Masks deep clean the skin as the clay and other active ingredients draw out and absorb superficial impurities. These masks are suitable for all skin types.
You can now design your own Clay Face Mask to suit your specific skin type and you can also make some for your friends. and family.
You will be using a Clay to suit your skin and also essential oils to suit your skin.
I use a french clay. and pure essential oils. I would only use top quality for my face.
Exfoliating Masks are for dull, lifeless skin. They contain abrasive, astringent ingredients that are often in the form of granules. These granules are to remove dead cells from the skin's surface and stimulate cell renewal.
Gel Face Masks liquid masks containing polymers which cause a light film to form when they dry. They are for the younger crowd sence these masks act as mild exfoliants and clean the face lightly when cleaned off. Some of these masks are made of herb or plant extracts.
Here is a great Video on making a Gel Face Mask!!!
Peel-off Face Masks latex rubber masks: are emulsions of latex which form which form a skin-like coating on the face when dry. They temporarily increase the skin's moisture content, but do not deep clean the skin.
Sometimes these masks are also Wax Masks melted paraffin wax is smoothed on to the face and left to cool and harden before being peeled off. The wax helps soften and moisturize the skin.
Refesher Mask These mask are the ones that will have an astringent such as camphor BP and menthol to tighten the pores stimulate blood flow and improve the skins texture. Taking only 10-15 minutes from start to finish.
Cream Face Mask Made mostly of oil and water emulsions that act as a temporary moisturizer to soften and dissipate lines, improve skin tone and stimulate circulation. Good for all skin types these are particularlt nourishing for dry, sensitive skin as they do not harden.
Oil Face Masks Simple and good for dry skin. Just apply warm oil to a cloth and place on your face.
Sensitive Skin Masks
Often hypoallergenic, these masks are mild and should be massaged into the skin gently. They do not set up hard but will stay moist.
Eye Masks The eye area is Very Sensitive, so these masks are often in a gel form, and are mild, light and slould be applied and removed extremely gently.
Natural product MasksThere are a great variety of foods that make great masks. From honey, eggs and yoghurt to cereals, vegetables and fruit can be used on their own or mixed with other ingredients according to their properties. Dry skins: would use melon, avocado, lettice, carrot, egg yolk, sour cream, hony, bananas. Oily skins: beaten egg white ( an excellent skin tighter), lemon, oatmeal, cucumber, ground almonds, yeast.
|Exfoliating and Moisturizing|
1/4 oatmeal (not the quick variety) ground to a coarse meal. |
1/4 plain yogurt (not low-fat or non-fat or Greek varieties.
You want themoisturizing benefits of the milk fat.
1 Tbsp raw honey.
Combine ingredients and mix to a paste. Apply over face and neck scrubbing lightly. Leave on for ten minutes, then rinse. You can store any leftover in refrigerator for application the next day. Discard after 2 days.
Follow with a toner of chamomile tea: Steep 1 tsp chamomile (or 1 teabag of chamomile tea) in 8oz boiling water. Apply to face and neck with cotton ball.
Refrigerate tea toner for up to 2 weeks, then discard.
Sulpher Mask Sulpher is a fine yellowish powder which some beauticians use for treating acne and oily skin. It can cause allergies so carry out a skin test before use. You would use as clay.
Cactus jelly mask These are used in aromatherapy treatments to cleanse and moisturize the face as well as to help the skin absorb essential oils.
Here is some info and links to Skin Active New Mask Bases. This is a great way to start your own recipe.
Why we use the aspirin mask is that aspirin is a Salicylic acid a type of phenolic acid and a beta hydroxy acid.
With this face mask for sensitive skin recipe you will give you Glowly and Silky Skin
Home made facial masks are very easy to make. There is two types of masks; a relaxing mask and a stimulating mask.Relaxing masks moisturize the skin and refresh the skin. Stimulating masks promote blood flow and firm up the skin.
Not only is it diet friendly, this chocolate face mask recipe is an excellent moisturizer that leaves your skin soft and glowing. Recently, a very popular massage offered in beauty salons is chocolate massage. It is one of the most gentle and relaxing massages available. Not only is it beneficial to the skin, it helps stabilize your mood by initiating serotonin release. It is very rejuvenating and helps you feel more at peace, happy, and relaxed.
I will be growing this section with more information on Face Masks. If you would like to send in any information or recipes that would be a great help for us all...