There are many people that are known for being creative and resourceful. With their resourcefulness, they managed to create something out of the natural resources that they have. Just like making home-made face masks that are hydrating and refreshing, at the same time, environment-friendly. A recipe for face masks basically needs some sort of scrutiny and investigation for the producers’ side. You cannot just mix and match your ingredients, then apply it to your skin. Usually, failure to determine and combine the proper ingredients, results into skin allergies and worst is skin diseases. Instead of minimizing acne, some of these home-made masks have worsened the scenario.
Prior to application of any facial masks or scrubs, one should be able to distinguish his/her own skin type. Some have acne-prone skin- that which is oily. To balance out your skin, you should use clay-based masks or that of a mud pack. We also have skins that are dry; hence, there is a need for hydrating masks with components such as that of honey, oils and glycerin. Sensitive skin, on the other hand, needs soothing. We can actually utilize ginseng or tea to do so. Facial scrubs are applied prior to facial masks in order to remove dead skins. The entire process usually takes 15-20 minutes.
I shall provide you with a recipe for face mask that originated in the Philippines. This recipe only requires ingredients which can be easily obtained in the market. It only needs evaporated milk, or any liquid milk, and calamansi, a native Filipino lime or lemon. In a small bowl, squeeze the calamansi and remove the seeds. Next step is for you to add 4 tablespoons of liquid milk. The proportion of calamansi juice and milk depends on the range of acidity that you want in the mixture. Then, mix them together until it curdles and transforms into a creamy and rich texture. By this time, your facial mask is ready. Before applying it, make sure that your face is clean. Rinse your face with water, the dry it. After which, clean your fingers and your hands as well. Apply the mask into your face, down to your neck. Make sure that it doesn’t reach your eyes. Leave this for 15 minutes, or until it dries up and you felt your skin becoming tighter. In removing the masks, you should use warm water then dry off. It’s very easy to follow this beauty remedy.
However, this recipe doesn’t exist within a vacuum. Aside from being an option to relatively expensive facial masks, this can also create a livelihood for those women who are bounded by their domestic responsibilities. A housewife can generate income from the production of this kind of beauty remedy. She can improvised further and produce a more sophisticated mixture of masks. Given its competitive potentials and affordability, she can actually sell it by utilizing her home-made mask in facial services, done at home.