Monday, July 27, 2009

Facial Mask

Feeling tired or stress? Pamper yourself by using face mask. Facial masking is about applying a layer of nutritious substances on your face. It stimulates your skin, provide nutrition, and help fixing the skin texture. Yes, masking is a way of refreshing. The nice fragrance of the face mask gives you relaxing experience. Besides, the visible effect after masking is very enjoyable.

There are many types of face mask. Some of them are:

Mask sheet

There are many cosmetic brands offer mask sheet on their product line. They come in one sheet package. To use it, unfold the sheet and put it on your face following the mask cut which is designed as face pattern. Leave it for at least 15 minutes, remove it from your face and pat-pat with your fingertips. You shall not rinse it with water anymore. Sometimes I feel that using mask sheet is wasteful since I still have a lot of unused remaining fluid and can not put it on my face anymore. So I pour the remaining fluid on my body wishing that the fluid will soften my body skin too :p

Peel-Off mask
Applying peel-off mask type will leave a thin layer of gel-like on your face. After the mask has dried, you can peel it off. Ensure to let it dry completely before trying to peel, otherwise it won't come off easily. Remove any excess mask with warm water and pat dry

Homemade face mask

This is a cheap way to relax and feed your skin. There are a lot of recipes which can be followed. Just go to your kitchen and do your experiment. Here are some simple recipes:
  • Rub a tomato all over your clean face and wait for twenty minutes before rinse it up. Tomatoes are used in the skin remedy for oily and acne-prone skin for it contains vitamins and minerals, such as A, C, E, iron and potassium, which help nourish the skin.
  • Crush some aspirin and mix it with honey, water, and/or some additional ingredients. You can read further on my last post
  • Soak 3 tablespoon of rice into water for a night. Pound it to be powdery and dry it up. Mix the rice powder with honey and apply it to the face. Wait for twenty minutes and rinse with cold water. It helps to brighten your skin tone.
Sleeping mask
This is a mask pack to wear during sleep. Sleeping mask is one of the most popular products from Korean branded skincare. Just apply a proper amount on your skin as the last step of your night skin regimen and go to bed. The mask will not leave tight layer on your skin. Wash your face in the next morning and you will find a glowing healthy skin. Personally I’ve never used this mask, but I’d love to try it someday. One in my wish list is Laneige sleeping mask ^^

Face Mask is fun. For best result, treat your skin by masking twice a week. Exfoliation before masking can help better absorbent of the nutrition. In case you feel sting or getting pimple, do check if the mask is too rich or irritate your skin. Leave it and find another suitable mask for your lovely face skin.

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