|Facial masks can give your complexion a needed boost to make you glow.|
I firmly believe in the value of adding a facial mask to your beauty routine. Some people like to skip it because it is an extra skin care step, but I consider it an important one for the benefits that you will receive. Whether you prefer using a commercial product or just prefer whipping up one in your kitchen as I many times do, the few additional minutes it takes will pay off to deep clean your pores and beautifully refine your complexion.
A facial mask also serves to help you relax after a stressful day to free up those tense facial muscles, which can eventually lead into wrinkles if repeated often enough. In fact, I urge you to stretch out once your mask is on instead of doing some chore because those few minutes of pampering will renew your mind and body more than you know before you are ready to rinse off.
Trying to figure out what type of mask to buy or make all depends on what is going on with your skin. If you are oily or breaking out, then you should look for a mud or clay mask that can draw out the most impurities. You can also try benzoyl peroxide or a sulfur mask for stubborn acne or browse through my section of homemade skin care recipes to your right in my sidebar. You will find quite a few facial masks as well as recipes to exfoliate or fade acne marks among those, including an excellent homemade oil zapping mask and another that works wonders to normalize oil, especially if you combination skin. Here is yet another that can double as a mask/scrub that works nicely.
My skin has been drier these days than in the past when I relied heavily on those above masks to solve that problem. If you also a dry complexion, you should look for hydrating masks with glycerin or specific natural oils like sweet almond oil or jojoba or butters like shea butter. You also treat to your face to my recipe for an easy restorative mask, an ultra nourishing mask, a hydrating mask to another dairy and vitamin powered one to a banana-avocado mask that will pleasantly surprise you.
We all go through times when our complexion becomes duller than we like. In that case, you need a mask that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), enzymes or glycolic acid to perk the complexion back up. If you’re in the mood to make your own mask, you got to try the recipe for my homemade brightening mask and another firming mask recipe of mine that you will love once you try it.
To truly benefit out of any mask, you need to start on freshly washed skin. Also, make sure that you follow the directions and leave it on as directed. You want to give those ingredients every opportunity to work–so be patient, stretch out, and make it a point to schedule a weekly time for yourself. Your face will thank you.