What is the use of alginate masks?
The cosmetic market does not cease to expand and grow with new products. Interest in some of them is rapidly fading away, while others, by contrast, continue to gain popularity. Alginate masks obviously went the second way. Why do you need this beauty product and how to use it? Photo: Depositphotos Alginate masks are obliged by their name to alginic acid contained in them. Until 1981, no one suspected the existence of this acid until the English scientist Stanford Moore received it when iodine was released from red and brown algae. By the way, women began to use algae for cosmetic procedures in antiquity. In addition to alginic acid, they contain a large amount of vitamins, proteins and mineral elements. So if the condition of the skin of the face is far from ideal, you should think about the use of alginate masks. Alginate masks are often used for dryness and dullness, as well as for whitening facial skin. They are effective for fighting age-related skin changes, as they have a pronounced lifting effect. A great advantage compared to other cosmetics is the versatility of alginate masks. They are suitable for all skin types, and the only reason why their use may be limited is an allergic reaction to alginic acid.
Another important detail is that an alginate mask is not necessarily a salon procedure. This face mask can be done at home. Alginate masks are produced in the form of powder or gel. The powder, as a rule, has a longer (compared with the gel) shelf life, and it must be diluted with a liquid before use. Alginate masks in the form of a gel do not require any additional manipulations, they can be used immediately after the package has been opened. Preparation of the skin for the application of alginate mask requires special attention. First you need to do a complete make-up remover with a lotion or tonic. If necessary, it is also worth peeling to get rid of dead particles and apply a special serum on the skin. If you plan to apply a mask on your eyebrows and eyelashes, you must use a moisturizer in these areas. Alginate mask is most conveniently evenly distributed over the skin with a special spatula. On the face it will harden in a few minutes to the state of rubber. Therefore, you need to remove the mask gently, pulling its tips from the chin up.
There are several popular types of masks, and each of them has its own purpose in cosmetology. Collagen alginate mask is used to rejuvenate fading skin. It not only nourishes the skin, but also tightens the facial contour. If you want to even out the tone of your face, you need to apply an alginate mask with vitamin C. It also has a rejuvenating effect, but its main purpose is to whiten the skin. If the skin is dry and dull, an alginate mask with chitosan will help. It is chitosan that provides skin hydration, and in addition, it promotes the removal of metabolic products, which is important in the care of the face.