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All about facial mask

Facial mask – The origin

The origin of facial mask started long before the dawn of civilization. Facial mask already existed thousands of years ago before the rise of these different cosmetics that we are crazy about. Let’s take a look at some of its history.

In the Egyptian empire, wealthy people are believed to put on facial masks to maintain their charm. The said first ever face mask they have used is clay. Well maybe that explains the birth of the now famous dead sea mud face mask.

Egyptians have their clay mask while In India they have the so called UBTAN in Ayurveda tradition. Ubtan is an ayurvedic recipe. During the ancient time (Vedic Age) Vedic physicians prescribed ubtan for protection and beautification of the skin. It i:s popular amongst men and women because of the effective result. Ubtan is not only for aesthetic purpose but for religious rituals as well. It is now being used during festivities and wedding ceremonies.

During China’s dynasty era beauty mask is a popular tradition that is believed to improve their complexion and to diminish wrinkles.

Other history of facial masks can be traced in each in every country and it goes on and on.

Benefits of face mask

Everyone of us craves for a beautiful wrinkle free skin and so we have our own best anti aging skin care and or our best skin care products that we apply. But have we thought of face mask? Probably not, we ignore to do it but face mask is one easy skin care routine that gives a quick and a long time solution for our skin problems. It gives an instant gratification for a various skin problems like dryness, irritation and acne problems.

  • Diminishes fine lines
  • Rejuvinates the skin
  • Smoothen and even out skin tone
  • Refines skin pores
  • Cleansing

Apart from the above mentioned benefits, facial mask helps you also to relax and have that “me time”. So go ahead and make your own face mask or grab the best facial mask at your favorite store. Give your skin the splurge it needed after all it is our first line of defense from the outside.

DIY Face mask or store bought face mask

There are many trusted brand skin care products you can buy at the store but if you want to be creative then you can make you own face mask. Mix up ingredients according to your skin type and need. You can have DIY face mask for acne prone skin, DIY face mask for blackheads, homemade face mask for sensitive skin and the like.

Below are some of the best DIY face mask recipe. Mix ant match different ingredients of your choice to achieve a radiant glowing skin.

Honey– natural anti-bacterial and is full of anti oxidants that is good for anti aging.

Cucumber– hydrating and has vitamin c and caffeic acid that is good for inflamed and irritated skin

Egg whites– tightens the skin and minimizes large pores

Lemon– has an astringent effect that helps even out skin tone

Papaya– rejuvenating effect because it removes dead skin cells. It unclogs pores and removes excess sebum.

Oatmeal– when combined with other ingredients helps to retain skin moisture. It is good for sensitive skin, eczema prone and dry skin.

Turmeric-. Turmeric has anti-inflammatory effect. It is said to be an effective anti-scar treatment.

Yogurt– the lactic acid in yogurt is good for the skin. I also work as anti aging by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.

Other essential ingredient you can add to your preferred diy face mask is olive oil, cinnamon, tea tree oil and milk to name a few. Take note these are just few of the hundreds and thousands of ingredients that you can mix up. I just stated the most common and beneficial ones. These are the easiest ingredients that you can buy or probably you already have in your kitchen.

With the above mentioned ingredients you can make different face mask according to your needs and preferences. You don’t need to go to the spa to have that relaxing facial time that your skin deserve. Check your kitchen for any ingredients to make an effective anti aging, anti acne facial mask or moisturizing mask.

Face mask application

Others may refute but I would suggest using face mask once or twice a week. No matter what your skin type once or twice a week facial mask application would be more beneficial. Remember not to over do it to avoid irritation.
Wash you face before anything else, apply face mask and leave it for about 5-10 mins. Others would leave it for 15 mins, that depends on your time. But with in those range is great!

P.S. Face mask is for both men and women. Who says men don’t need skin treatment too?

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  1. Hello Gillian,

    I didn’t see the importance in facial mask until my girlfriend commented on my dry skin. Ever since we’ve been using facial mask together and I must say… if you use the right mask it can really change how you feel about yourself.

    I’m no expert, but I do know how expensive it is to stock up on facial masks! I had no idea you could make your own and I’m definitely interested in learning more about how to create your own.


    1. Hi Eric, Glad that you learn something from my post. More to come!

      Kind regards,

  2. Thank you for your review and I found the list of ingredients and their properties to be very useful. This is something I used to do years ago and to be honest I have become slack with it lol. After reading your post I’m going to purchase some of my favourite face masks and start using again.

    1. Hi Ellen, yes sometimes we forgot to give our skin some pampering, But as I have mentioned from my post that it is important to take good care of our skin. So take your “me time” to relax with a facial mask on.

      Kind regards,

  3. This is such a very detailed and informative article. I love facial masks and love caring for my facial skin in general. I do not use makeup daily which gives my skin air to breathe but still gets dry and worn out during winter. I am a lucky girl who can wear her face bare daily. But I make sure I pamper my skin with facial masks and skin care. I found one that is truly working after 30 yrs.

    1. Thank you Kris. Glad to here you found one that works for you. It took me longer time to find one because it’s a trial and error process.

      Kind regards,

  4. It looks like I finally stumbled to an article that I have been looking for awhile. I love facial masks and I know how beneficial they are for our skin. I just haven’t got a chance to find one that works well for my skin I guess. Do you have any recommendation?

    1. Hi Sonyfaro, Know your skin type and skin need, from there then you can move on on deciding which face mask you must buy. Check the ingredients as well. If not you can make your own face mask by mixing some of the ingredients I have mentioned in the article. Good luck!

      Kind regards,

  5. Relates to my niche so much gives me more things i could possibly touch on thanks for this amazing content.

  6. Thanks, Gillian for the great post.

    I used to use face masks, but have gotten away from it. I love that you can make your own. I’m definitely going to try this.


    1. High Suzanne, Yes definitely you can make your own face mask. So be creative, grab some ingredients that you have in your kitchen and make your own diy face mask.

      Kind regards,

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