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18 September 2017
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Black mask, by now everyone has heard of it: the prodigious mask for the Oriental face very useful to eliminate blackheads.
But many people have expressed their perplexities: is it really effective? Is the black mask just a gimmick advertising?
And many people don't trust the purchase, but the good news is that the black mask you can do it at home with natural and inexpensive ingredients.
First, however, we are talking about blackheads.
Unlike pimples, black spots (open hollows) are much tougher to eliminate. These are skin impurities resulting from the dilatation and opening of white spots (closed sedges).
This is a skin phenomenon that affects especially adolescents, but more and more also those who have passed adolescence from a piece.
The cause of their formation is simple: the white spots containing sebum, keratin and sometimes microorganisms open and, in contact with the air, the lipid oxidation takes place and the black dot forms.
Why a typical adolescent phenomenon? Because in pubertal age testosterone and its metabolites stress the sebaceous glands to produce more sebum with the result that the skin is more greased and more fragile to the attack of bacteria.
Certainly, there are factors that accentuate the problem:
So to limit the appearance of blackheads, you should first take a look at the products you have: are they suitable for seborrheic/fat/acne skin? Then remember that the facial cleansing is performed morning and evening, to remove dirt, makeup and excess sebum. Beware, however, the cleansing must not be aggressive because otherwise the skin is induced to produce even more sebum.
Painful key: Crush or do not crush the blackheads? Do not crush because it seems a good solution, but it is a practice that can cause infections and scars.
Pomates and medicines are solutions that should be discussed with the dermatologist.
The fundamental key remains the sebum balance, which is achieved through hormone adjustments (the pill in the case of women) and facial cleansing by exposing the face to steam, using the right detergents, scrubs and masks, such as the black mask that we talk about.
It should also be remembered that the cleaning also comes from inside, it is essential to eat well, drink a lot of water and purify from toxins and metals accumulated in the body.
The black mask is a Chinese product that in practice has a base in vinyl glue and glycerin, even if there are several of them on the market with other ingredients (clay, charcoal, etc.).
There are also black masks for the body.
So, a fundamental point: there are natural masks on the market with clay or activated charcoal inside and masks that have nothing natural (they are much more glossy and viscous). Let us avoid false black masks containing dyes and only chemicals. Rather than buying this type of product, we do it at home.
Remember that masks of good quality and natural natural do not cause allergic reactions.
How to prepare the black mask:
The best time for a black mask? In the evening, after cleansing your face and do not forget that then the cream must be at night.
What products can we combine with the black mask? I would say a sulfur soap for the skin with excess sebum, a gentle scrub with salt and lemon to cleanse and rebalance. If the skin begins to mature or has some wrinkle, a serum with vitamin C after the mask. I personally always rub one or two segments of orange on my face in the evening and let it dry in the air, then remove it with a towel, a bonus to prevent aging and wrinkles.
We alternate the black mask with green clay masks that purify and balance the sebum, you can add honey and grapefruit juice or lemon.
What do you think of black mask? Have you already used it? Does it work? What is your DIY version that gives you satisfactory results? Let us know.