Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Benefits Of A Moisturizing Face Mask

By Lana Bray

The fact that dry skin is also usually dull, itchy, and unattractive is something with which most individuals would agree. Dry skin can also make tiny wrinkles more noticeable. Premature aging of one's face is often associated with a lack of moisture. Many people, for these and other reasons, choose to purchase a moisturizing face mask.

There is a vast array of choices for those searching for a formula with which to add moisturize their skin. One can make such a product from natural ingredients, or purchase one at a local beauty products store or online. Regardless of the one a person selects, it is important to use the blend properly in order to achieve the best results.

The overall purpose of such formulas is to trap moisture in one's pores, and subsequently hydrate his or her skin. For this reason, no matter which type of mask one chooses, it is important to encourage the opening of the skin's pores prior to using the mixture. The best way to accomplish this is to place a wet, warm washcloth over one's face for a minute or two prior to using the mask. Additionally, as one would suspect, such masks should only be applied to clean skin, and should never be used on open sores or cuts.

Those who choose to make a mask at home should consider herbal or vegetable masks. The latter may include ingredients such as avocado, cucumber, and lemon juice. A blend made from honey and olive oil is a good choice for skin that is excessively dry. An herbal formula made from rosemary or coconut is a wise selection, as well. Regardless of the type of blend a person chooses, it is important obtain a recipe for the mixture from a reliable source.

Consumers who choose to purchase a formula in a store or online should compare several options before making a final decision. It is always best to avoid products that have harsh chemicals or perfumes, as such substances can further aggravate dry skin. In addition, if one has sensitive skin, products containing harsh ingredients may exacerbate the condition.

A person can also choose to visit a local beauty shop and have someone else complete the treatment. This is a bit more expensive than purchasing such products for use at home, but some people enjoy the convenience. However, it is important to speak to the cosmetologist ahead of time about the type of blend that will be used.

Regardless of whether a natural or synthetic mask is used, it should be left in place for 15 minutes before removed. This is the amount of time that most products of this type require in order to penetrate the top skin layers. Masks can usually also be used as facial scrubs, but those with dry skin should avoid this activity, as it may lead to further drying out of the skin.

A moisturizing face mask can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, stop premature aging, and give one's skin a healthy, natural glow. For this reason, anyone suffering from dry skin should consider investing in such products. If a person is not sure which formula is best, he or she should speak to a doctor or dermatologist.

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