Years ago, facemasks were a luxury for those who could afford professional facials but today, they are widely available online, in stores and we can even make our own masks in the comfort of our own home.
The key in choosing the correct mask for you, is considering beforehand your skin type and condition. For example, there are masks designed for dry skin that leaves them moisturized and hydrated and for mature aging skin that helps to conceal wrinkles and fine lines.
We will be discussing in this article facemasks that are designed for treating blemishes such as acne. This type of mask has been formulated to draw out the impurities found in the pores that cause blackheads.
How are they used?
Most anti-acne masks are designed to stay on your skin for 10 to 30 minutes to allow for deep penetration. Look for masks that are made from clay and charcoal. Often these two ingredients are combined to make a black mask that is extremely efficient at stopping acne before it even begins.
Charcoal isn’t new to the culinary world, as it is often used in grilling. But is a wonderful new discovery in the beauty world. It has the ability to absorb dirt and oil from deeply clogged pores, ridding skin of impurities the lead to those unsightly blackheads.
Clay is like a vacuum as it drinks up the impurities in your skin, hence aiding in removing blackheads, whiteheads and redness caused from breakouts. It also stops blemishes from forming under your skin, preventing further breakouts.
Sadly, combining these two ingredients in a homemade facemask is nearly impossible, so you will have to look for the Black Mask cleanser online or at a local store.
This mask is extremely gratifying as you get to see the entire gunk that peels off when the mask dries.
Can you make your anti-acne masks?
Yes! You can make your own facial masks by using common ingredients found in your home such as fresh fruits, vegetables, milk products, honey and eggs. Just make sure you use organic ingredients, the last thing you would want to do is apply pesticides on your face.
Here are two simple anti-acne masks that you can prepare in the comfort of your own home:
PHD neutralizing facial mask
Mix 1 tbsp. baking soda, 1tbsp. honey and 1 tsp. coconut or olive together in a small bowl. Evenly apply the paste on your face. Gently rub into your face for 2 minutes, and then leave on for 15 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Healing facial mask
Mix 1 tsp. cinnamon, 3 tbsp. honey and 1 inch of fresh Aloe Vera plant (only the inner jelly part. Once these ingredients are well combined, evenly apply to your face and gently rub in for 2 minutes. Leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off.
You can make up your own anti-acne mask by using some of these soothing ingredients that are mentioned above in the recipes: Green tea powder, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, papaya, Greek yogurt, sugar and turmeric.
Hints for applying facemasks
The best time to apply our mask is not before showering but after, as the steam from the shower helps to open up our skins pores, allowing for a quicker absorption of the ingredients in the mask.
Also you can clean your skin from the inside out by drinking 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar with a cup of warm water. This helps to clear up acne, among other health benefits.
With these facial masks you will soon be saying goodbye to your blemishes, once and for all.