Review: Homemade Face Masks 01/21/10
Homemade face masks are great alternatives to store-bought face masks or face masks applied at a day spa or beauty salon. Let’s face it: It takes money to maintain a beauty regimen to keep our skin healthy, and not all of us can afford to splurge regularly on professional treatments or a good, commercially made face mask.
But just because your pocket cannot handle the cost of a facial at a beauty salon or a drugstore face mask, it does not mean that you should forgo it altogether. Face masks with ingredients readily available at home do not cost as much but are just as effective.
Safe Ingredients Guaranteed
Besides, with homemade face masks, you can be sure that the goop you are putting on your face is truly safe and is free from synthetic chemicals that can be harsh on your skin. The problem with many commercially produced face masks is that they contain synthetic chemicals. Instead of promoting the health of your skin, these products can eventually cause your skin some damage.
When you put together your own face mask at home using your own ingredients, you at least know what you are putting on your face. Also, you can be flexible with the ingredients of your face mask. If you do not have a particular ingredient at the moment, you can substitute something else for it and the recipe will be just as effective.
A Face Mask for Your Skin’s Needs
A more important advantage that homemade face masks can give you is that you can address the specific needs of your skin with these facial masks. For example, if your skin is oily, you can mix up a clarifying face mask to clear your pores and lift the layer of dirt from your skin. An example of a clarifying face mask for oily skin is pureed cucumber mixed with yogurt. To make this face mask, just put four or five slices of peeled cucumber in a blender and process it until it is mushy. Mix it with 1/4 cup of plain yogurt and apply it evenly on your face. Rinse the mixture off with warm water once it has dried.
If you have dry skin, the homemade face masks that you need should restore the moisture content of your skin to keep it smooth and soft. Avocado face masks are perfect for dry skin. To make an avocado face mask, just mash 1/4 of an avocado fruit. You can mix it with egg yolk or a spoonful of olive oil for added smoothness. Apply the mixture evenly on your face and let it sit there for about half an hour. After that, rinse the mixture off with warm water.
Homemade face masks are great alternatives to face masks bought from a drugstore or facial treatments given at beauty salons and day spas. They give you a chance to maintain an effective beauty regimen without hurting your pockets and what is most important – your skin.