Choose the Best Ingredients for Your Facial Mask
With the near constant pressures that people experience on a daily basis, doesn’t it make sense that people would like to treat themselves? More and more you hear talk of an appropriate work/life balance; a balance that, according to experts, everyone needs to maintain in order to live a happy and healthy life. While we realize that it is not always so simple to take some time for yourself, we here at Remedi Spa strongly believe that it is important for Staten Island residents to treat themselves every once in awhile. In our previous posts, we have covered some of our favorite facial treatment ingredients, ingredients that we feel deliver the most benefit. In today’s post, we are going to conclude our list and we hope that by the end of this series you feel more confident with your choice in facial ingredients.
Proper Ingredients Make All the Difference
Like anything, a facial mask is only as effective as its core components. While thousands of websites tout products that they claim will make your face feel like a newborn’s, it is hard to discern which substances are actually beneficial. Below, we have listed three more ingredients that we feel make for the best facial.
- Jojoba Oil: Although many of our readers may not be familiar with jojoba oil, it is one of the most widely used carrier oils in the world. Jojoba oil is noted for its moisturizing ability, as well as being an effective treatment for burns, scars, sores, acne, and psoriasis. Cultivated in the southern U.S. and Mexico, jojoba oil is so widely used because of its ability to protect the skin, provide moisture control, and sooth any ailments that might be affecting the dermis.
- Shea Butter: Unlike jojoba oil, shea butter is probably a substance that nearly everybody has heard of. For hundreds of years, shea butter has been used in Africa as a natural skin care product noted for its excellent moisturizing ability for individuals with dry skin. Shea butter is an effective way to treat redness, peeling, and flaking of the skin and is a great base for a wide range of facial masks.
- Castor Oil: The last substance on our list, and one of the most interesting, is castor oil. Interestingly enough, castor oil is actually a “drying oil” but is also an effective method for cleansing the skin. Castor oil should be used in very small quantities due to the fact that using too much can actually cause the skin to produce more oil than it needs to.
We hope that this short blog series has given you some more information on the ingredients that can and should be used for facial mask treatments. If you would like to learn more about the ingredients that we use in our facials or you would like to schedule an appointment at our spa, please contact us today or visit our website. We have been serving Staten Island for years and we are certain that you will find our spa treatments to be relaxing, rejuvenating, and invigorating.