To make a cosmetic treatment complete, face masks and face packs should not be missing. They do not replace general skin care, but rather support and complement it.
What are face masks good for?There are numerous face mask and face pack recipes that you can make yourself. However, there is no universal mask that is suitable for all skin types.
Their effect is varied. It includes the elimination of used substances and dandruff, increased blood flow to the skin, regulation of sweat and sebum, normalization of skin tension, prevention of wrinkles and much more. You can also use effect masks. The latter, however, only in order - if necessary - to want to look good quickly.
There are numerous face mask and face pack recipes that you can make yourself. However, there is no universal mask that is suitable for all skin types.
People's skin conditions are so different that every woman and every man has to try to find the right recipe for themselves.
Of course, nobody will use a drying mask with dry skin or one that promotes blood circulation in skin with a lot of blood. Anyone who is oversensitive to any kind of fruit or vegetable, for example strawberries, tomatoes, etc., will of course not make a mask out of them. It is more difficult to find the most suitable among the beneficial agents.
Definition of face mask & pack
Usually the terms “face mask” and “face pack” are confused. Before I reveal the appropriate recipes, I would like to explain these terms.
A face mask is mixed cold or warm, applied thinly to the skin and has to dry firmly there so that it becomes impermeable to air. This causes a stronger blood circulation in the skin and a faster removal of waste materials. This makes the skin tense and smooth. A pack, on the other hand, has to be applied thickly from warm to hot. It must not dry out and should be kept as moist as possible. Since it is permeable to air, it does not cause tension on the skin and is often better tolerated.
The water content of the pack increases the skin's moisture factor, which is particularly important for older people. The face pack has to act for twenty minutes and is removed with a spatula. You wash your face with warm water and then apply a cold compress.
Make face mask & pack yourself
You can make a face mask or face pack out of almost any mixed spread. With a mask you don't add much of the mass, with a pack a lot. The goal of both is to stimulate blood circulation and relax the skin.
A face mask can only work properly if you lie down while it is drying, raise your legs, close your eyes and cover them with cotton swabs soaked in boron water.Three percent boron water is used, which must be at room temperature. The mask takes about ten to fifteen minutes to act and is then washed off with lukewarm water. It is highly recommended to make a compress beforehand to relieve tension on the face.
The effects of the face mask can last for a day or two. It is advisable not to do them more than once a week. For blemished, oily and large-pored skin, however, you can do it twice a week initially.
Wax masks & skin types
The face masks and face packs are applied according to the principle of split lines, i.e. always from the chin to the ear, etc. The upper lip is also coated, because especially with women it begins to pucker at a certain age and needs more attention.
The wax or paraffin mask occupies a special position among the masks. It is heated to sixty to seventy degrees and applied to the skin at a fairly high temperature.
Many skin types cannot tolerate these high temperatures. Therefore, this mask must never be used on skin that is already well supplied with blood. The effect of the wax mask is that the skin beneath it starts to sweat, the pores open and the substances added to the mask are absorbed.
After removing the face mask you have a cozy warm feeling on the skin and a reddening, which is due to a stronger blood circulation, but soon disappears with normal skin. This wax mask can only be applied by the beautician, because the facial muscles are stretched with the slightest turn of the face.
If you now coat this area with the wax, the muscles are kept in the expanded state under the face mask, because the mass solidifies immediately after application. So instead of tightening the muscles, they stretch them. A cleansing, blood circulation-stimulating and firming effect can only be achieved if performed properly.
Please don't make the mistake of working with a face mask on. Don't let anyone watch. I would advise married women to put a mask or pack on their husbands, I know that men are very approachable for this. So they don't expose themselves to ridicule in any way.
Correct application of face masks
The face masks and face packs are applied according to the principle of split lines, i.e. always from the chin to the ear, etc. The upper lip is also coated, because especially with women it begins to pucker at a certain age and needs more attention. The front part of the neck and possibly the décolleté must also be included in the mask treatment. Only the eye area remains free.
The face mask is deliberately left out here because the skin is so thin in those areas that the first wrinkles appear there, which would contract even more under the mask. This part of the skin gets enough of the nutrients in the face mask or face pack from the surrounding blood vessels.
Which utensils do we now need for mask treatment? This time there are only a few, because all you need is a small plastic bowl and a flat brush about two centimeters wide. If you buy the small items for your cosmetics right away, you will always have them to hand.
The face mask recipes will give you a lot more headaches at first, but you will see that this is not that bad either. We always first have to have a base for the face mask paste, a binding agent so to speak, so that the mask does not run off the face. Healing clay, almond bran, oat flour, oat flakes, bean flour or soy flour are suitable for this. The necessary ingredients are then put into the binder. For now I would like to give you the recipe for the face mask, which every skin type can tolerate and does not cause any damage.
Egg mask makes the skin look youngerYou can make two completely different face masks from one egg, the egg yolk mask and the protein mask.
It's the egg mask. We can make two completely different face masks from one egg, the egg yolk mask and the protein mask. That's why we divide the egg, just put the yolk in our small bowl and stir it well with the brush.
If the yolk is very large, we only need to use half of it. Thrift has never hurt anyone.
The egg yolk mask is a nourishing build-up mask and can be done at any time. It cleanses and smoothes the skin at the same time. You feel very refreshed afterwards, which is often not the case with wax masks. It also has the advantage that it lasts a very long time and the effect only occurs later. Since a living being develops from the egg, it is easy to imagine that its active ingredients are also good for the skin.
The egg yolk contains, among other things, vitamin A, which is important for the skin, in its pure state. Once we have mixed the egg yolk well, we add a teaspoonful of oatmeal and stir everything like a cake. Now we can add a wide variety of ingredients, but these are not absolutely necessary because the egg yolk itself contains enough nutrients.
So if you want to take another ten drops of lemon juice, it contains vitamin C, and the acid has astringent and bleaching effect; then five to ten drops of olive or sunflower oil, it makes you supple. You can also add a spoon tip of honey, which invigorates the skin. We mix all of this together well and the face mask is ready for use. After it has taken effect, you can rub the mass off your face with your hands. It goes off the skin very well and washing is easier then.
Protein mask for young & firm skin
The protein mask has a different effect, it is a pure effect mask and can be taken at the last moment before a party. It refreshes, tightens the skin and makes it softer, smoother and younger, but only for a short time. This face mask is suitable for blemished and oily skin as it contains a lot of sulfur. But if you have used it as an effect mask, you have to grease the skin particularly well the next day.
Again we just take some egg white and beat it to a foam with a brush or fork. Then we add some oatmeal or another binding agent, as well as ten to fifteen drops of lemon juice. This mass is applied and we let it dry firmly. The skin becomes very tense because the protein is very sticky.
We wash the face mask off with lukewarm water and rinse with cold water. You look good for the evening and certainly feel very comfortable in your skin. The protein mask can also be rubbed off with your hands when it has become really hard.
It can be used as a sanding mask, especially on impure, large-pored, leather or sports skin.
Finally, I would like to remind you to protect your hair with an elastic bandage before you apply the face mask, to clean your face and neck area well and then to have a small massage with fat. An egg yolk mask can also be applied before the massage so that the substances come directly onto the skin and are absorbed by it. You now have the instructions for a face mask or pack, including the recipe. Try it yourself.