Paraffin face mask
Anti-aging procedures for the face and the suspension of skin aging processes are some of the most popular in professional cosmetology. But in addition to the salon procedure, there is also a homemade paraffin face mask that has a lifting effect, cleanses the skin and regulates the aging process of cells.
Paraffin - a chemical similar in structure to waxwhich consists of hydrocarbons. A thick layer of paraffin applied to the skin hardens and creates a “sauna effect”, exposing the skin to heat. Due to this, pores open, deep impurities, toxins that interfere with skin respiration are eliminated.
Be sure to carry out the procedure using cosmetic paraffin - It is sold in pharmacies and cosmetic stores and differs in composition from that used in the manufacture of candles. The difference in the degree of purification is that cosmetic paraffin undergoes thorough and deep purification from impurities, which makes it safe for use in cosmetology.
Also, under the influence of heat and vacuum, various seals on the skin resolve, rashes, facial muscles come in tone, the skin tone is restored and the contour is noticeably tightened. In combination with various oils and creams at home, you can carry out a full procedure for the restoration and nutrition of the skin.
Solving problems with the use of this procedure has its contraindications, which make it impossible to use when:
- inflammation on the skin and extensive redness;
- problems with the cardiovascular system;
- clotting problems;
- wounds and cracks in the face;
In other cases, you can safely do the procedure, subject to certain safety rules.
Stages of paraffin therapy
Conducting paraffin therapy at home differs from reception in the salon by the need to independently prepare the product and skin for the main procedure, which consists of several stages.
First you need to thoroughly clean your faceAfter washing with warm water and a cleanser. Then, a regular cream is applied to the skin, the purpose of which depends on what the result is conceived - the cream can be moisturizing, rejuvenating, possessing a nutritional complex, etc.
Paraffin is melted in a suitable container in a water bath. The degree of readiness must be determined by lowering a finger into the container - if the mass is burning, then it needs to be slightly cooled. The temperature should be comfortable to apply in order to avoid burns.
The melted product is applied to the cleansed face with a wide brush or a cosmetic spatula.. First, a light swab on the forehead is performed to further check the temperature. If paraffin does not burn and does not cause discomfort, application continues.
Paraffin is applied to the entire face, with the exception of sensitive areas around the eyes.
A gauze bandage with slits around the mouth, nose and eyes is applied to the first layer. On top of the dressing, 2-3 layers of paraffin are applied. The maximum number of layers is four. While applying, it is necessary to ensure that the edges of the gauze dressing remain outside the paraffin mask - so it will be easier to remove.
After application, you need to relax in a comfortable position for 20 minutes.
Upon expiration 20 minutes you need to grab the edges of the gauze bandage under paraffin and with light movements begin to pull them upward - from the chin to the side of the cheeks and nose, then towards the eyes and forehead.
The remnants of the product are removed with water not too high temperature or herbal lotion.
At the end, a non-greasy face cream is applied.
It is almost impossible to get a burn when applying paraffin - the temperature is checked before the procedure. But a number of rules that provide protection against harmful effects must be observed.
- Temperature control - if the product has overheated, it must be allowed to cool.
- The skin should be slightly moistened with cream.
- Do not reuse the substance for several procedures.
- Do not wipe face with alcohol-based solutions - this contributes to the risk of burns.
- Best before bedtime, since it is necessary to limit external exposure by about 1-2 hours after removing the mask.
- The mask can be applied to certain problem areas. - dip pieces of gauze in paraffin and apply pointwise to a specific area of the face.
The positive effect on the skin of paraffin masks will be enhanced if you add natural beneficial ingredients to the main component, such as oils, honey, beeswax, aloe juice and others.
To 15 g of paraffin add a pinch of ginger, 15 g of unrefined sunflower oil. Preheat the mass, apply to the prepared face along the massage lines. Leave on for 30 minutes, gently remove residues.
The mask helps to combat facial wrinkles and small folds, prevents the appearance of a "second chin" and sagging cheeks, in combination with anti-aging cream promotes deep penetration of nutrients.
Mix 5 g of zinc ointment with tea tree essential oil, treat the problem areas with the mixture. Apply melted paraffin from above, spread the mass with a spatula in several layers. Remove after 25 minutes, wipe face with soothing lotion.
Paraffin enhances the action of anti-inflammatory ingredients, restores tissue structure, a positive result is noticeable after the first application.
For dry skin
In 15 g of melted paraffin add 10 ml of aloe juice and 5 g of coconut oil. Gently apply the mass onto the prepared clean face from the bottom up. Put a paper towel on top of the mass. Leave on for 40 minutes, remove with a tissue.
Nourishing oil moisturizes the skin, beneficial trace elements under the paraffin mass penetrate into the deep layers of the epidermis.
Add 15 drops of propolis tincture to white paraffin, spread over the cleansed skin. Leave on for 20 minutes.
The mask helps to normalize the production of sebum, even out the tone of the face, deeply cleanse contaminated pores.
1 tbsp. spoon paraffin combine with 1 tbsp. teaspoon of babassu oil and 1 teaspoon of avocado oil.
To wipe a clean face with lotion, spread the melted mass over the skin, put a paper towel with slots on top, and a warm towel on it. After half an hour, remove the composition.
Nutrient oils penetrate deep into the cells, activate metabolic processes and improve lymphatic drainage. Babassu oil also kills harmful microorganisms, prevents rashes and even the herpes virus.
It is necessary to cut 2 branches of a living aloe tree, wrap them in parchment paper and leave in the refrigerator for several days. After this, melt the paraffin and add the aloe vera juice to it. Gently spread the mixture on the face and leave for 20 minutes.
Freshly squeezed aloe juice in combination with a vacuum has a strengthening effect, restores oxygen respiration, and normalizes energy metabolism.
1 teaspoon of rice oil and 1 teaspoon of liquid honey add to 1 tbsp. spoon of paraffin, warm in a water bath.
Spread the mixture evenly with a soft sponge and fix it on top with cling film to enhance the thermal effect. After half an hour, remove the film and the frozen product.
Paraffin in combination with active natural components accelerates the processes of tissue renewal, honey copes with the removal of dead cells, and tones the epidermis.
Strong wax mask to prevent signs of aging, fight against wrinkles and age spots, giving elasticity to the epidermis.
In combination with cosmetic paraffin, beeswax enhances its healing properties and, if used correctly, helps to restore radiance and tone to aging skin. You can buy wax at a pharmacy or at beekeepers, it is better to choose yellow wax for cosmetic procedures.
Also for a strong anti-aging mask you will need tocopherol - An active vitamin that fights the thinness of blood vessels and strengthens the deep layers of the epidermis.
Mix 1 teaspoon of melted paraffin with 1 teaspoon of melted wax. Add 1 tbsp. a spoonful of vitamin. Apply to the face with wide brush strokes, gently massaging the skin at the same time. Leave on for 20 minutes, remove with a soft sponge.
Mix 1 tbsp. a tablespoon of melted paraffin, 2 teaspoons of olive oil, an ampoule of vitamin B. Apply a thick layer to the face, avoiding the eyes and lips. Leave on for 30 minutes, remove with a cloth.
This is a full-fledged anti-aging program, which should be carried out a weekly course. Nutrients with an active complex of vitamins eliminate the first signs of aging and have a preventive effect. The oval of the face is also tightened, elasticity and firmness increase, the deep layers of the epidermis are moisturized.
Recommendations for use:
- Paraffin masks with the addition of useful components or without them will correctly hold 2-3 times a week.
- To consolidate the effect of the procedures, the course should last at least 10 days.
- After a course of masks, you need to take a break for about a month, and then repeat the course.
- Before applying the mask, you can use face cream that will correspond to the desired result - moisturizing, nourishing, regenerating, etc.
The availability of a pharmacy product attracts all lovers of home cosmetic procedures - reviews on masks with paraffin can be heard from every woman who is interested in inexpensive and effective care products.
The main advantages of such a home procedure are accessibility and the absence of unpleasant sensations. All the time after application, pleasant warmth is felt, the skin is slightly tightened, but this does not cause inconvenience.
After regular use of paraffin masks, a significant slowdown in aging is noted. - the deep layers of the epidermis are warmed up and the skin’s ability to self-generate increases, natural collagen is actively produced. There is a decrease in nasolabial folds, getting rid of wrinkles.
Frozen paraffin is easily removed from the surface of the face, it does not need to be torn off, it does not injure the upper skin integument. It is removed as a cast - in small pieces. In some cases, the mask is simply erased with a sponge.
The face after the mask is slightly steamed, often expanding pores and missing deep black dots. Paraffin removes all impurities and resolves acne eruptions. In order to narrow the pores, it is enough after the procedure to wipe the face with an ice cube on a herbal infusion.
Paraffin tightens the skin and significantly reduces the second chin, and also strengthens the oval of the face. Puffiness and swelling are also significantly reduced due to the removal of toxins and toxins.
The remains of the melted product can be used in the preparation of caring baths for hands and feet - it perfectly moisturizes, gives softness and renews cells.
Cosmetic paraffin is freely sold in pharmacies, the price for it usually does not exceed 150 rubles. In addition to regular paraffin, you can find ready-made masks in which active natural components are added that affect certain skin imperfections. Usually these are essential oils, vitamin complexes.
Beauticians have long recognized that the benefits of home procedures are no less than regular trips to a specialist in a salon. Compliance with safety rules and application techniques will make it possible to turn the use of a paraffin mask into a pleasant home beauty ritual that will positively affect appearance and health.
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