All About That Face Mask
We all love a little at home relaxation now and then, and sometimes, a bit of pampering really can make the whole world better. For me personally, a good face mask does so much more than help my skin, it makes me feel calm, relaxed, and pretty! The most important part about picking your favorite face mask is to know your skin type. If you're not sure what kind of skin you have, take a look back at our post about how to identify your skin type.
Knowing what kind of skin you have will aid in both selecting the proper mask and in determining how often you can use it. I generally recommend when trying a new face mask to limit applications to once per week, and gradually increase use if your skin can handle it. Everyone is different, so there really are no set rules!
Dry Face Masks?
It is important to me, to keep all of our products as free of unnecessary chemicals and toxins as we can. With many products, preservatives are a must. This is a general rule for most, if not all products that contain water, as the inclusion of good old H2O promotes the perfect environment for bacterial growth. All of this in mind, I set out to create a line of face masks that are preservative free, and able to be customized just for you.
Kilted Suds Face Masks are packaged with dry ingredients only, which means no preservatives are needed. Another fantastic thing about these face masks, is that you add the liquid yourself at home. This means that you can choose a liquid based on what you have available, what your skin needs, or just what you like.
What Kind of Liquids to Use
The possibilities are endless, but here are a few of my favorite suggestions for liquids:
- Coffee - The caffeine content in coffee makes it great for those of us fighting the battle of ageing skin. For more on this, check out my post all on the wonders coffee does for your skin.
- Tea - Black tea will give you all of the beneficial aspects of caffeine, herbal teas can add soothing properties and many other benefits.
- Water - Simple, clean, cheap, and readily available. Distilled water is best, as there are no additives, bacteria, or other components, though tap water can be used if you have good water at home.
- Rose Water - A bit more on the expensive side, rose water makes a wonderful toner, and can be used in the face mask or simply as a toner after the mask has been washed off.
- Witch Hazel - Known to be a skin-healer, this astringent works wonders for those with acne prone skin.
For ease of use, hot liquids are a must. The contents of our dry face masks always combine the best when added to hot liquids. This could mean using a liquid that is already hot, or sticking your liquid in the microwave for a few second before adding the mask.
Next week, I will be talking about how to properly apply Kilted Suds Face Masks!