Making a face mask at home sounds a little more complicated than opening a bought mask and applying it.
True…It does require a little more work.
But… it’s worth the effort.
Here are some points to think about:
- You can handle a few things with one mask. One of the most important advantages face masks have is the fact that in the same mask you can add substances that handle a number of things at the same time, as opposed to face creams that often focus on one thing. In the same mask, you can add substances that moisturize the skin, cleanse and purifies the skin, brighten the skin etc. based on your own specific skin vs. a happy medium that is created to attract a large variety of customers.
- Very relaxing. The very fact that you put a mask on your face already inspires a sense of calm (probably after all the treatments at the cosmetician). So you can apply a mask, put cucumber circles on your eyes (it really works, there is a reason it’s in all the movies) and lie down and relax with the mask on your face.
- You can create all kinds of masks according to your personal preference. You can create a fat mask, one that’s water-based or gel, or even a pealing mask.
- Treatment for a specific area. If there is a specific problem in a specific area of the face, it can be treated with a mask that is placed only on the problem area, and not apply it on the whole face like a cream. To do that with store bought masks you need to have a large selection of masks, and that is expensive.
- Easy to use. It takes only a few minutes to make a significant change in the appearance of the face. At the end of a working day before going out in the evening, you can wash your face thoroughly, apply a mask to make the skin look fresher, lie down for a few minutes with the mask on your face and rest, and then wash your face. Your face will look like you just woken up, and not like after a long, exhausting day’s work.
- It’s cheap. The prices of cosmetics sometimes reach irrational levels. If you make your masks at home from natural ingredients it’s much cheaper and much more suitable for your specific face.
- Quality materials. Most pre-prepared masks add all kinds of materials to preserve the active ingredients, add a pleasant smell, control texture, etc. Not all of these ingredients are natural or particularly good for the skin. In a home mask, you only put in the active ingredients that are really going to work on the skin without any artificial or synthetic additives.
- A greater amount of active substances. If you read what goes into ready-made masks, you’ll find that the percentage of active ingredients is quite low and the other things that are less good are actually the majority. Only active substances enter a home mask with no additives.