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Tips for maximizing homemade face masks

We recently talked about different recipes for making your own face mask to suit your specific needs, be it oily skin, uneven skin tone, dry skin, etc.

Now, it is time to see the best way to use the mask so that it does not become an exercise in futility. 

1. Use fresh ingredients

If you have avocadoes that you have been wondering what to do with them or some abandoned honey in some cabinet, I advise against using those. Rather, use ingredients that are fresh and potent. 

2. Always pre-mix

Ingredients like lemon juice or apple cider vinegar are quite harsh because of their acidic content. Do not use on your skin without mixing it with the other ingredients first.

3. Exfoliate

Before you use a face mask, it is better if you scrub your face first, that is exfoliating is not something you do often.

4. Do a patch test

Just like dyeing your hair, I recommend a patch test before you apply the mask all over your face. This is to see how your skin will react to the ingredients. You never can be too careful, especially if you are using an ingredient you have never used before.

5. Use a brush

Don’t use your hands to apply the mask. Instead, a soft-bristled paintbrush that is dedicated to this exercise is a better option. It helps you apply it evenly and it gets into the pores better.

6. Leave for a while

Always leave the mask on for at least 15 minutes before you wash it off gently with lukewarm water. Leaving it for a shorter duration than that won’t allow the mask to be effective.

And oh, in case you are wondering how often you should use a mask, 1-3 times a week is fine. 

Now, don’t forget to tell us what your face mask experience is like!

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Phizkid2 Aug 20

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