Homemade facial masks are simple yet effective

Homemade facial masks.

They can work miracles, leaving skin positively radiant.

They are extremely nourishing and healing, and can turn a dry devitalized skin, into a youthful radiant glow.

Face masks can be formulated with a whole array of ingredients, depending on the skin type.

Dry skin: A homemade face mask with moisturising humectants, will give a parched, dehydrated skin an intense hydration boost.

Oily, acne skin: A mask with drawing properties such as clay, is perfect for oily skin.

They help to draw out excess grease and impurities from the pores, giving the skin a really deep cleanse.

If you are wanting to create a mask that helps absorb oil, and removes that oily shine which appears throughout the day, clay masks can help to control excess oil, clearing away troublesome blemishes.

These masks can be made using only a water additive, or be added to a cream base, where extra moisturisation is required.

Gel Homemade Facial Masks

For a dry, sensitive skin, homemade facial masks made from a gel base are perfect.

You can incorporate many different ingredients

  • Botanical extracts
  • Guar gum
  • Honey
  • Hydrosols
  • Aloe vera juice
  • Carbomer
  • Pectin
  • Xanthan gum

These are all good examples of soothing additives, that can be added to gel masks, the perfect formula for someone suffering with an inflamed skin or even sunburn.

Exfoliating Homemade Masks

Often a build up of dead skin cells on the surface can cause our skin to look dull, which can lead to blockages in the skin.

Masks that contain exfoliating ingredients that penetrate the follicular wall, are the perfect solution for a dull, flaky skin.

They smooth on just like a clay mask, and using a gentle washing action to remove the mask, will slouch off any tiny abrasive particles from the skin’s surface.

Homemade Peel Masks

These masks are really great for improving the skin’s texture.

They go on like a regular mask and once dry, can simply be peeled away, leaving skin feeling wonderfully smooth.

The light formulation helps to refresh oily areas, clearing clogged pores, as well as nourishing dry skin types.

Cream Homemade Facial Masks

These are ideal for a dry, mature skin type, Emollients and Lipids will help to boost the skins moisture levels.

They have a similar action on the skin as an intensive moisturiser treatment and can be left on the skin for up to fifteen minutes or even overnight, for a great hydrating treatment.

As you can see there are lots of ways to get creative with masks, so there is no excuse….

Start planning your girls night in ladies, and treat yourself to a lovely nourishing facial mask, for the ultimate in perfectly pampered skin.

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