The use of natural ingredients for cosmetic purposes dates back to antiquity. From ancient Egyptian data we get honey that was used to beautify the skin, and do not forget the famous Cleopatra’s milk baths. The masks that were used were probably of mud or clay, and in the beginning, their goal was to heal. But surely, more than a woman noticed that the appearance of the skin was much better after applying it, and thus, its use has become customary.
Today, there are plenty of facial masks. Some are natural and chemical. Among natural masks based cleaning mud and clays are very easy to make at home buying mud powder. Logically, for fruit-based masks, you need nothing more than the fruit in question. However, in cases of masks with essential oils or active ingredients, it is preferable to buy in this note will point towards the former, specifically fruit, easy to make and apply at home, and no less effective. The ingredients of each mask vary by target is sought: moisturize, polish, say, cleaning etc.. Tips to keep in mind:
Before applying: Clean the skin is a crucial step before starting. With a cleansing milk to remove makeup and sweat. We can also turn to exfoliate the skin, it is a good step towards the use of a mask. Its aim is to leave the skin free of dead cells to better penetrate the mask.
During application: Rest while you have applied the mask is essential. Generally between 5 and 20 minutes. Masks should be applied to rotary motion in the direction of the muscles of the face and ever upward.
After application: Remove the mask with warm water. Extreme temperatures can feel good in the moment but can irritate the skin. Ideally, rinse with warm water and remove with the help of a cotton or latex sponge.
Choose your type of mask: While there are masks that are suitable for all skin types, there are some general rules to keep in mind, because if your skin is dry, ideally, moisturizing masks that will help restore moisture, while for oily and acne, the best are the cleansing masks (mud and clay), but with special care that the ingredients are not irritating and does not clog pores (mineral oils, petrolatum, etc.). If your skin is normal, the best choice will be a revitalizing mask that give brightness and smoothness. Frequency: You can use one to three times a week, but it always depends on the characteristics of each type of skin. Exfoliating masks should preferably be applied once or twice a week as extreme. In very sensitive skin, once every 10 or 15 days. When use: Can be used at any time. Ideally, choose a moment in which we can relax completely, unplug the phone and lie down. The night is usually a good time for busy people, it is the only time I manage to relax. Fruit Masks: Held by Mash fruit pulp as the sole ingredient. They are suitable for all skin types, although some are better than others depending on the specific type of skin. If consistency is obtained is not sufficiently cohesive to apply it on the face, you can add a teaspoon of wheat or oat. Now then, the various fruits and their properties:
- Apple: It helps skin with acne.
- Tomato: It helps skin recover from burns by sun exposure.
- Melon: Ideal for normal to dry skin.
- Bananas: All skin types.
- Cucumber: normal or oily skin.
- Papaya: It is ideal for normal to oily skin. It should not be left on the skin for more than five minutes.
For other natural ingredients there are in plenty and excellent for all skin types. The best known are the milk (and derivatives), honey, clay, mud, almonds and even plants such as aloe vera, chamomile, etc … We encourage you to invent your own masks finding out the properties of each ingredient. Remember that the secret lies in the proper application, the frequency and quality of raw materials.