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Applying a home made face mask once a week can drastically improve your skin’s health and appearance. A facemask combined in the right way can also help prevent premature aging and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, especially when you use ingredients rich in essential fatty acids.
A good daily skin care routine is the starting basis for radiant looking skin, but with the regular application of a face mask, with pure rich concentrations of active ingredients, is an excellent way to boost the health and vitality of your skin.
Making and using face masks regularly also helps to refine the skin’s texture and gently minimize pores.
Clay and mud masks contains very concentrated levels of beneficial minerals. Use them once a week for maximum benefit.
Using them in combination with facial serums make from fast absorbing beneficial oils help to nourish and rehydrate skin.
Homemade face masks can make a dramatic difference to the appearance and texture of your skin.
You’ll notice after a softer clearer complexion after using a rejuvenating face mask, your skin will feel softer, toned and refreshed.
Using mask recipes like avocado, coconut oil, banana with a few drops of essential oils added will not only help with the tone and pigmentation of your skin but can also smooth out lines and wrinkles.
How to apply a face mask:
Step 1. Organization is the key to making the least amount of mess. Use bowls and spatulas to mix your mask and a small short bristled paint brush is best for application of your mask.
Wear clothes you are happy to get messy – homemade facial masks with colored ingredients or even banana can stain clothes.
Most people like using the bathroom with a mirror to apply masks with their hair tied back with a hair band or hair clips.
2. Rinse your face with warm water to remove any oil or dirt residue.
An important step to remove any makeup, dirt, and oil which could hinder absorption of beneficial ingredients into your skin.
Washing with warm water or with a soft warm face cloth also helps to open pores. Pat dry after washing.
3. Apply your facial mask.
Apply the mask with makeup brush or fingertips in a consistent thickness over the face and neck. Use upward strokes taking care to avoid the delicate eye areas.
4. Sit and relax.
Leave the mask on for 10 to 15 minutes or more to allow the minerals to draw out impurities, and the beneficial nutrients to absorb into your deeper layers of skin.
If you are using a Papaya mask, leave on for no more than 15 minutes as the enzymes in this fruit are very potent.
5. Remove the mask with warm water and a little cleanser.
Gently wash off in an upward movement. Use cooler water than what you used to rinse your face to close pores but not too cold.
- For an extra pore cleanse warm the mask first
- Do not apply the mask too thickly so the air can help draw out dirt.
- Don’r move your facial muscles in possible to avoid cracking.
So go and try some masks on this website…and follow up with serums and moisturizers to really lock in the beneficial nutrients from using the masks. Using the recipes here and in the books (below) you can repair and rejuvenate skin helping to slow the signs of aging and even reverse lines and discoloration.