Soft, soothing skin free of acne, blackheads and pimples is a desire of men and women alike. However, clogged pores filled with dirt, grime and oil can ruin the freshness of your skin. Pores are openings in the skin which, when open, let the nourishing creams and skin treatments in.
Regular face wash cannot clean the pores from deep within. Deep pore cleansing can be achieved through various facial mask treatments. Spas routinely offer facials and other deep pore cleaning regimens but there are many homemade treatments which offer the same benefits at a fraction of cost.
Prepare Your Skin
Before applying a mask, it is crucial to clean your skin in order to remove surface dirt, dust and oil. Dip a bulb of cotton wool in milk. Gently rub it on your face to clear the first level of impurities.
The next step is to open the pores so that the cleaning treatment can work effectively. The best way to open the pores is to steam your face. You can do that by keeping your face over a bowl of hot water for 5 minutes.
Make sure the steam it is not as hot as to burn your skin. Another method is to steam your face with warm towels. Immerse the towel in tolerably warm water. Cover your face with the towel going around from the forehead to chin keeping the nostrils open. Leave it on until it cools down. Repeat 2 – 3 applications in succession.
Homemade Facial Masks
A very simple homemade mask can be prepared with Fuller’s earth. Take 2-3 tablespoons of the earth in a bowl and mix it with water to make a thick paste. Spread the paste evenly on your face and leave it for about 15 minutes. Once dried, rinse away the mask with cold water.
Mix a teaspoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of dried milk powder. Add the yolk of an egg to the concoction. Mix the ingredients into a paste and apply. Wash it off after 20 minutes. This mask is most suited for dry skin types.
Combine 1 tablespoon of unflavored gelatin with 1 tablespoon of milk. Slightly warm the mixture in a microwave or double boiler. Do a patch test on your elbow to ensure that the mixture is not too hot.
Spread it evenly on your face. The mixture will set on your face in the form of a thin film. Remove the film after 10-15 minutes. Rinse the face to remove any residual film.
Avocado is known to have many benefits when it comes to skin care. Mash an avocado and apply it all over your face. Leave it on to set for about 20 minutes. Rinse your face or wipe off with a wash cloth.
Effects For Deep Pore Cleansing
A deep cleaning regimen once a week will make your skin look and feel smooth, revitalized and radiant. Removal of clogs will serve to minimize acne, blackheads and blemishes and will give you the appearance you have always dreamed.