When it comes to your skin, care is important. You can’t imagine the stresses that your skin goes through on a daily basis. It acts as a barrier to protect the body from the attacks of countless microorganisms. It maintains the temperature of your body and, most of all, it leaves you with a smooth, external appearance. Now, it’s true that true beauty is more than skin deep, but your skin plays a huge role in making you look gorgeous. There’s a reason the skincare industry is valued in billions of dollars. Celebrity skincare tutorials are all the rage among skincare junkies. In the midst of it all stands the OG, where it all began, the face masks. Almost every skincare lover has tried some face mask recipes at some point in their lives.
For most of us, face masks have been something that can be made at home. The idea of sheet masks, although they have been around for quite some time, has only recently become so popular worldwide. Before that, the word face masks always elicited the images of women having plastered something green onto their faces with two freshly cut cucumbers placed on their eyelids for a refreshing, soothing feel.
Face masks are something that you can make in the comforts of your home. Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on expensive skincare, you can simply go to the kitchen and make a face mask for yourself at a ridiculously cheap price. The thing about face masks, though, is that they are usually preventative. For serious skin concerns, it is definitely not a good idea to use face masks as a cure. You need to consult a dermatologist for this.
Do Face Masks Work?
Before using any face mask, you need to determine your skin type. It is definitely not a good idea to think that “oh, milk sounds nourishing and healthy, I should apply that on my face.” It should not work like that. Different face mask recipes make use of different ingredients to address different skin concerns. You need to target those with the face masks that you’re making.
Going into it blindly can cause redness, irritation, and dryness. Over-drying face masks can also make your sebaceous glands produce more oil. This can clog your pores and cause breakouts. So, you might end up with the opposite of your desired results.
It’s also important to be aware that not all face masks work. Technically, anything that masks your face can be called a face mask. If you add such ingredients to your face mask that aren’t actually beneficial, your face mask might not do anything for you. Do they work, though? Yes, some face masks work quite well to address certain skin concerns.
For instance, hyaluronic acid face masks can quickly hydrate the skin and deal with issues such as dryness. Many face masks contain concentrated forms of the ingredients, so they pack a punch and really do a good job at nourishing the skin, leaving it soft and glowing. And all of this happens within 10-15 minutes. However, many face masks offer temporary results. You have to keep using the right ones to notice any difference in your skin.
These days you can find face masks that contain some really powerful ingredients such as aloe vera, rose water, strawberry, lemon, charcoal, and honey, etc. These are also those ingredients that you can find in your kitchen. So, why not go there, get these things, and whip up a face mask at home! Of course, you need to know some face mask recipes for that. And there’s nothing that can beat a homemade face mask.
What Are the Best Face Mask Recipes For Wrinkles?
Growing up, many people spend a fortune on skincare products. However, you don’t need to spend a lot to take care of yourself. More expensive products aren’t always necessarily good. Some of them are quite bad, actually. One of the biggest skin concerns as we age is wrinkles. The good news is that there are DIY face masks for it that you can try out. Certain ingredients work quite well against wrinkles, such as bananas, aloe vera, avocado, honey, and cocoa powder.
To make a banana face mask, simply mash a quarter of a banana into a smooth paste. This will increase the spreadability of the ingredient and will allow it to penetrate into your skin. Let it sit on your skin for 10-15 mins before washing it off.
Another miracle ingredient was found not only to reduce the appearance of wrinkles but also improved the production of collagen while hydrating the skin. It was aloe vera, of course. Applying its gel on your face can do wonders for you. Aloe vera is rich in zinc, which is very popular for its anti-aging effects. The application of aloe vera on burns wounds is also considered an effective intervention.
One DIY face mask for wrinkles makes use of avocado and honey. The former is mashed and mixed with 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Apply the paste onto your face and let it sit for 15-20 mins before washing it off with warm water.
Some people who have oily skin think that they might not get as many wrinkles as those people who have dry skin. The truth is that people with oily skin also get wrinkles, but they are of different types and on different areas of the face. People with oily skin usually have thicker skin which hides the appearance of some wrinkles. So, if you have oily skin, you can consider trying out any one DIY face mask.
What Are the Best Face Mask Recipes For Acne Prone Skin?
Trying to find a face mask recipe for acne-prone skin can be quite difficult. People who suffer from severe acne can sometimes feel hopeless about their situation. A simple face mask cannot work as a miracle cure. However, so aren’t some of the fancy acne skincare products available in the market. So, you can give an acne face mask recipe a shot.
If you want to make a homemade face mask for acne, know what ingredients will work best to combat it. Turmeric, honey, apple cider vinegar, tea tree oil, rose water, aloe vera, and egg white are a few ingredients that can help with acne.
Honey is packed with antioxidants, and if you combine it with the anti-inflammatory powers of turmeric powder, you’ve got yourself a good homemade face mask. Be careful about not adding too much turmeric, as it can give a yellowish tinge to your face if added too much. Half a teaspoon should suffice mixed with one tablespoon honey. You can also make a homemade face mask of aloe vera mixed with turmeric.
Some also use baking soda for acne. However, its use is not recommended as it can harm your skin through over-drying and inflammation. It can even worsen your acne and cause premature wrinkles.
What To Put In Homemade Face Masks for Dark Circles?
Some ingredients work quite well against dark circles. First of all, we have coconut oil. If you have dark circles or bags around your eyes, you can put a few drops of coconut oil on a cotton pad and dab it under your eyes. You should do this every day to start seeing results.
Teabags are very popular for getting rid of eye bags! Those puffy eyes can rest under the cool shade of tea bags whose anti-oxidants will work their magic while you rest peacefully. Potato paste can also help reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
What If Homemade Face Masks Don’t Make A Difference?
You may experience something like this. After all, face masks are not guaranteed to work. Some power-packed ingredients can certainly help, but if you’re dealing with serious skin issues, then you shouldn’t rely on face masks alone. Using face masks in these instances can even worsen your condition, so it is better if you consult a medical professional.
At this point, the wise thing to do is to visit a dermatologist. S/he can examine your condition and recommend medical treatment. In some cases, even the dermatological treatments might not be enough, and so you can turn to plastic surgery at this point.
What are Your Surgical and Non-Surgical Options?
In order to get rid of facial wrinkles, you can consider Botox and dermal fillers. However, if the wrinkles are too deep, then facelift surgery can better help you. The surgeon tightens the loose skin in the surgery, which gives the skin a smoother appearance.
For dark circles, you can get lower-eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. In this, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat in the lower eyelid resulting in the reduced appearance of dark circles. A lot of the time, dark circles become more prominent depending on the way the light hits the area.
Excess fat underneath the eyes or hollowness due to lack of fat can make the dark circles more prominent. In this surgery, the surgery can remove or redistribute the fat so that when the light hits the dark circles, essentially, don’t look that dark.
To address concerns related to acne, we would first need to examine your skin and understand your condition. It is possible that you might end up benefitting from PRP therapy or dermal fillers for the treatment of your acne.
In A Nutshell
DIY face masks can work quite well if you’re dealing with small skin issues, such as dull skin. Mixtures that you only need to apply for 10 to 15 minutes can do wonders. However, if you have severe acne, wrinkles, or dark circles, you should consider getting surgical or non-surgical cosmetic treatments. To book your treatment package with us, get in touch with our team right now!