Face masks are a fantastic and reasonably simple way of cleansing and conditioning the skin as well as treating a particular skin type or skin condition.
They are an absolute dream for the natural and organic beauty lover because you can make and use your own face masks at home, choosing from a vast array of natural and/or organic ingredients, most of which are inexpensive and easy to obtain. And in addition, when you know how, you can even make them without needing to add preservatives!
There’s so much variety and flexibility with face masks! You can make:
- Enzymatic peeling face masks
- Deep cleansing masks
- Brightening masks
- Mineral radiance masks
- Soothing masks
Face masks can also be multi-functional so you could, for example, create a 3-in-1 cleanser, scrub and mask or a 2-in-1 cleanser and mask.
Essentially, with so much variety, your creativity is only limited by your imagination… you can really let your imagination run wild to create something unique!
Here are 11 more reasons why you should add natural and organic face masks to your product-making repertoire…
11 reasons to use a natural face mask (today!)
Cleansing with face masks helps to remove excess oil and dirt, unclog the pores and tone the skin leaving it with a clean and glowing tint. Excellent for all skin types.
The exfoliating action helps to loosen dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and expose the radiant new skin cells underneath. Excellent for most skin types except dry or sensitive skin.
Face masks help to draw out and remove impurities such as pollutants and bacteria from the skin. Good for all skin types.
Antioxidants protect the cells from damage by molecules called ‘free radicals’ which occur when the skin is exposed to toxins (cigarette smoke, pollution, alcohol, stress, and UV light). These free radicals damage the cells and cause wrinkles. Applying oils and products rich in antioxidants can help prevent such damage.
This is a gentle and kind action that softens the skin and calms any irritation or inflammation. Great for sensitive, acne-prone, problem or combination skin.
Ingredients in face masks help to soften and smooth the skin, leaving a silky and velvety look and feel.
7) Stimulate circulation
Ingredients used in face masks and the act of applying the product help to stimulate local blood circulation. This helps to bring nutrients to the skin cells and transport toxins away. It also encourages a warm, glowing and radiant complexion.
8) Reduce inflammation
The soothing, cleansing and detoxifying action of face masks help to calm the skin, reduce inflammation, combat irritation and encourage a healthy glowing complexion.
Face masks help to tighten and tone the skin tissue, adding good tone to the skin and reducing the size of the pores, which improves the look and feel of the skin but also helps to keep it free from dirt, bacteria and pollutant build-up.
10) Brightening and radiance-enhancing
The action of applying the face masks as well as the combination of luxurious natural/organic ingredients helps to protect the skin, encourage healthy skin cell regeneration and bring about a healthy glowing complexion.
Face masks can possess ingredients that draw out and kill bacteria, stopping the build-up that can lead to irritation and inflammation (or infection).
You see, making your own face masks is a really fun and creative experience and using them not only means you’re looking after your skin, but you’re also allowing yourself some time out to sit, rest, relax and pamper yourself!
They can be applied once or twice a week (depending on the skin type and condition being treated of course) which basically means that you can treat yourself to an at-home spa ritual at least once a week!
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