Alginate facial masks, which often appear on the net, take a worthy place in the arsenal of cosmetologists and women who follow their appearance. What is this animal and how to use it, we will tell in this article.
Alginate mask is created from algae. It belongs to the novelties of cosmetology, for alginates( salts of alginic acid) were discovered several years ago, at the end of the 20th century, quite by accident. Scientists received iodine from algae and as a by-product isolated alginates.
- 1 What are we dealing with?
- 2 Types alginate masks
- 3 mask in a tube
- 4 Indications
- 5 Contraindications
- 6 Procedure: and from
- 7 SelectionType of mask depending on the time of year
- 8 Guaranteed effects
- 9 What the cosmeticians say
- 10 Testimonials experienced by
What are we dealing with?
Alginic acid - a polysaccharide, extracted from algae, is similar to rubber. In the human body, alginates are not digested, this property resembles ordinary fiber, and is excreted through the intestines, along the way taking with itself harmful salts of heavy metals, thereby contributing to detoxification of the body. It has been experimentally proven that alginate acid removes about 90 percent of cesium and strontium. Therefore, such drugs are considered the best means against radiation.
On the shelves of our stores there are alginates in the form of powder or gel.
Types alginate masks
- Improved overall skin condition and quality of the conductor for the other previously inflicted components
- Alginates without impurities
- Humidification and oxygenation of the skin
- Turning aminosugarsFrom the shell of crustaceans
- Skin rejuvenation, wrinkle correction, facial contour correction
- Include call matterGene plus alginates
- Skin cleansing from dust, greasy deposits, toxin removal
- Medicinal plants with alginates
- Skin rejuvenation. Vascular strengthening
- Vitamin C with alginates
- Skin disinfection, inflammation removal, face whitening
- Blue clay with alginates
In addition, in the names of alginate masks we see features associated with the inclusion of a component: cucumber, with mint, With blueberries, etc.
Tip! Choose the product that matches your skin type. Cucumber fits more age skin. With mint or chamomile - soothe the inflammation. With nutmeg - it will be cleaned like a scrub. With blueberries, the pigment spots will bleach. Coriander tones up, chocolate refreshes.
Mask in tube
This is the so-called compression alginate face mask. For those who do not like to mess around with proportions and stirring lumps. Compression mask will clean your face at home for half an hour!
- The tube is securely packed in a box.
- There is a protective foil under the cap of the tube.
- Recommendations for use are similar to other alginate masks.
- Suitable for age skin, teenage, problem.
- Packing in a tube makes the product convenient to use, does not need to be diluted with water, wash tools.
- Instant effect with low energy consumption.
- There is no need to calculate the proportions for mixing and obtaining the composition.
Advice! Remove hair under the bandage. Apply all the contents in one operation, if the tube is small. The skin should not be visible when applying the layer. Avoid contact with eyes, it can hurt to pinch. The mask is removed in the usual way.
Indications for use
- Age skin.
- Fatigue skin
- Mechanically the damaged skin
- Teen skin( acne)
- sagging facial contours
- Flabbiness neck and neck area
- Oily or dry skin
Tip! Teenage skin, acne or pimples, is well amenable to the therapeutic effects of the mask. Also, the age skin gets the necessary care. If the skin is scratched, inflamed, then the mask, which has a wound-healing effect, is very useful.
Alginate masks rarely cause allergies. Nevertheless, if there have already been undesirable reactions to marine products, we advise you to be on the alert. Seaweed in some cases can cause itching and irritation. If already there were inflammations from the use of seafood, then test the masks not on the face, but apply a small amount first on hand.
There are also contraindications for cancer patients.
Tip! Any cosmetics when first used require some caution.
Procedure: from and to
- We buy alginate powder with herbal extracts.
- The face is cleaned with milk, tonic or scrub( the latter is used in cases of need for deep cleansing of the face).
- At this time, mix in equal proportions the powder with water. There are masks that are bred with warm water, but come with instructions for cold. Depends on the manufacturer.
- For eyebrows and eyelashes, it is better to apply a cream for their protection.
Attention! Before applying the mask, lubricate the face with emulsion, serum or natural essential oils. This is done for skin care. If you apply such nutrients, the effect of the mask will increase several times!
- We are waiting for full absorption.
The process of applying the mask takes about five minutes, it dries quickly, we wait 15-30 minutes, then we remove the mask with the movement of the hand from the bottom up. Do not wash the mask or clean it off.
After removing the remaining pieces of the mask, wipe off the lotion. Do not touch the face, the alginates continue to work on your skin.
After 3-4 weeks, if you used the mask a day or two, and the effect does not come, consult a doctor. Perhaps, skin problems are associated with diseases of the internal organs: the intestine or liver.
With the task, of course, the specialist will do better. However, the alginate face mask can be performed at home. Then during the procedure do not lie, but stand or sit. In this case, the mask can drain before it has hardened. It is better to lift your face. The disadvantage is that when you put a mask on your eyes, you can not see it. Almost everyone wants to stay out of sight for almost an hour.
In addition, if the eyes and lips are left open, the skin around the eyes and the lips themselves will not receive care.
Try to relax your face as much as possible while applying the mask. Your frowning eyebrows or even small grins will be fixed with a mask and will remain on the face after the procedure. Not for long, of course, but still.
Alginate powder is best purchased in pharmacies or specialized beauty shops
Selecting the type of mask depending on the time of year
There is one more factor that influences the choice of mask type. This is the time of year.
In winter, it is better to choose masks with maximum nutritional effect. Skin loses its strength in the fight against cold. Use masks with medicinal plants.
During the spring period, we nourish and cleanse the skin. Now it's enough to use less fat serums under the mask!
In summer, nutritional compositions and light creams are good. Protection from ultraviolet rays is simply necessary for your skin. From dust, dirt and grease help cleansing masks.
In autumn, when blowing winds blow, and the face is exposed to unfavorable weather factors, apply masks with a moisturizing and restorative effect.
Tip! You can keep your skin toned and needed at any time of the year. If you follow simple recommendations, you can achieve a radiant skin for every woman.
- Tighten the skin, i.e. Have a lifting effect.
- Promotes better penetration of nutrients into the skin.
- Improve blood circulation by saturating cells with oxygen. The skin turns pink.
- Effectively moisturize and cool the skin.
- Relieve swelling and puffiness in the face.
- Soothes and heals scratched skin.
- Relieve inflammation and acne.
- Narrow the expanded pores of the skin.
- Smooth wrinkles, rejuvenate.
Tip! For the onset of a long-lasting effect, one mask is not enough. Go through a course of 5 to 15 masks in a day or two.
What cosmetologists say
Cosmetologists in Russia have started to apply alginate face masks relatively recently. According to experts, the safety and effectiveness of masks is evident.
First of all, it indicates the naturalness of the products in our century of chemistry. Masks are simple and convenient to use, do not require much labor. The oil of grape seeds, St. John's wort, black cumin applied before application of the mask gives an antiseptic effect.
If women start to make masks on their own, at home, then the first pancake, as a rule, is lumpy. The most common mistakes are the wrong ratio of powder and water, the thickness of the layer, the omission of care for the lips and the skin around the eyes.
However, the mask has nutritional properties for all parts of the face. If too much water is produced while diluting the mass, the edges will be thin and withered. Moisten them with water, and then the mask will easily remove. The edges should be 0.5 to 1 cm thick!
There are skeptical cosmetologists. They believe that alginate masks help ensure that the active substance applied to the skin in front of the mask is more easily absorbed. By themselves, masks of special interference in the tissues can not cause, because they quickly solidify. But the cooling effect of alginate will not be denied. And also the final fixing result of the tightening of the contours of the face.
Another group of skeptics puts forward the hypothesis that the alginate mask is a sorbent, so it will collect all the nutrients from previously applied components( whey, cream, etc.).The skin will get a little. Why then spend money on the cream?
Tip! Apply the mask without serum, and another time with serum. The effect will be better in the latter case. Those. The mask does not pick up the food, as was suggested above.
The main purpose of the platifying mask is to prevent the evaporation of water from the skin and, due to the pressure of its own weight, promote the penetration of the previously applied composition( whey, cream, etc.).One of the plasticizing masks is just the alginate. In any case, the effect you get.
Many women learn about alginates completely by accident. Having tried once such a mask, customers come for her more and more. Why? They see the effect. And the mask gives a smart face from the first minutes after removal. What other results do clients receive, and what do cosmetologists advise?
Rita: Using masks a few months ago, I started modeling my face. There are still many wrinkles, rather, the contour is tightened, which, too, is of no little importance. In general, such procedures have a general rejuvenating effect, in this I was convinced. The main thing is to use them correctly and in combination with other cosmetic procedures, the effect will only intensify .
Sasha: My problem is the expanded pores. Tried to cope with the help of chemistry, only it became worse. The beautician advised the alginates. After application, the skin became drier, the pores diminished. However, there is one problem with applying the mask: the fear of enclosed space has led to the fact that I do not impose a mask on the eyes and mouth.
Daria: First tried this procedure four years ago. I remember that after a few minutes I felt the skin become colder. After removing the mask I touched my face - very cold skin. She looked in the mirror - her face was thinner and younger at five. Several times I put a mask on my lips. Stop flaking off! The face retains a matte shade longer.
Vitalia: After mesotherapy, the skin was irritated. Suddenly invited to visit. I needed an express procedure to improve the skin of the face. Rushed to the salon, the cosmetologist offered alginate. For 30 minutes I received a soothing skin, even a little clarified face, the oval became more clear. The mood has risen!
Tip! Masks can be used as a high-speed help for "exit" or courses 2 times a year. Alginate masks are good because due to their natural composition, they are suitable for any type of skin.
Inna: Five years ago began to use masks of French manufacturers. Now the real boom of Korean cosmetics began. I always thought that Koreans value their prestige very much. My cosmetician works on cosmetics from Korea. Of all the alginate masks for the face, Anskin advises. And suddenly I read recently that Korean manufacturers make masks not on alginate, but on starch. But there is no evidence. I use now again French, there is such French Paradox peel of mask.
Margarita: I did not understand the first time. When applied, the mass began to drain from the face. The edges are withered. Everything would be fine, but it's removed badly, in pieces. When breeding, I took warm water, and the girls later said that it was impossible, only cold water.
Experimenting with the mind, following simple advice, you can easily make the right choice of alginate mask.