Natural face masks are a great way to take care of your skin as well as to relax and unwind at the end of a long day. When it comes to putting products on your skin, especially for an extended period of time like with natural face masks, it is advisable to keep the ingredients as natural, vegan and eco friendly as possible. Here are some of our favourite natural ingredients for natural face masks.
Clay in natural face masks
There are two types of clay you should be using in your natural skincare products and these are bentonite clay and kaolin clay. Bentonite clay is a well-known treatment for skin conditions such as dermatitis and eczema as well as other conditions that make the skin dry. Helpful for acne, it is also a great detoxifier that draws out excess oil, grime, build-up and other particles, whilst reducing inflammation and thoroughly moisturising. Natural face masks with Kaolin are great! Kaolin has a number of healing properties and is also good for reducing oily skin. A natural exfoliator it is also efficient at toning skin and tightening pores. Mild enough to be used every day, you can use it as an eco friendly facial cleanser or as a natural face mask for a treat, several times a week.
Honey in natural face masks
Honey is another fantastic natural ingredient used in natural face masks. Raw honey has been used on skin for thousands of years. A natural antibacterial, it helps to balance bacteria on the skin which makes it great for acne, whiteheads and other similar complaints. Honey in a natural face mask also helps to speed up the skin’s ability to repair itself and it is also known for its natural properties in terms of soothing eczema and dry patches. Honey is also an antiseptic, antioxidant and pore tightener and never, ever goes out of date.
Chamomile in natural face masks
Chamomile is a wonderful vegan ingredient for any natural skincare product, especially natural face masks as it possesses a whole host of anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antioxidant properties. When used in a eco friendly cleansing product or natural face mask, it helps to decongest blocked pores fight acne. Full of flavonoids and antioxidants, it is highly effective in protecting your skin against free radicals that are known to increase the signs of aging.
Echinacea in natural face masks
When you apply echinacea, or a natural skincare product like natural face masks containing echinacea to the skin, the compounds present in it work to prevent and fight acne, treat inflammation flare ups, and reduce wrinkles. Perfect in eco friendly, natural face masks echinacea is full of tannins which tighten pores, leading to firm, taut-looking skin with less fine lines.