The Benefits of Dandelion
Now this is a strange one. As I pondered over all the seemingly “unique” beauty products I own-oatmeal face cleansers and powdered vegan toothpaste-I thought to myself: a dandelion face mask certainly tops the “unique” list.
But are you aware of what dandelions-yes, that weed we’re so intent on destroying-can do for your skin? According to Marsallai Quick, the owner of Maddieloos, dandelions are high in vitamin A, which is known to even the skin’s complexion.
“The detoxification effects of the dandelion can yield clear skin,” Quick said. “Dandelions are high in vitamin A, known for its complexion benefits.”
Vitamins and nutrients include:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
The list goes on, but I’ll stop here. Read and then re-read the vitamins and nutrients listed above. Pretty impressive, right?
For this reason, she was inspired to create her unique dandelion face mask. Thanks to the vitamins and nutrients within dandelions, this mask moisturizes and cleanses the face while stripping away its impurities-without stripping away natural oils.
What Are the Benefits of Using a Facial Mask?
“What can a facial mask do for me?” This is a very legitimate question. Some beauty gurus may scoff at the question and ask, “What can’t it do?”, but it’s important to know the specific benefits of a facial mask, as well as when to use it and how often it should be applied. First off, facial masks should be applied only once a week, and you can find great application instructions below.
These masks should be a part of your skin care routine, along with cleansers, toners and exfoliators. You’re probably thinking that, with so many skin care products on the market, a facial mask may duplicate the benefits of a cleanser, or a toner.
The answer: Nope.
A facial mask is a unique beauty product on its own. It conditions the skin, creating softness. It cleans beneath the surface to treat blemishes, such as acne scars, and I personally use facial masks, along with an olive oil facial serum, to treat my blemishes.
Not All Facial Masks are Alike
First, you have the ones that are sold at drug stores; they’re popular, but loaded with chemicals that can harm the skin. The harmful signs may not be noticeable, and in fact, your skin may even improve. But your skin can and should be treated better.
Many companies and small businesses, such as Maddieloos, sell all natural masks with no harmful chemicals. Skin improvement comes faster and more efficiently.
Skin Type and Skin Condition
The other type of facial masks depend on your skin type and skin condition. Oily and dry skin don’t benefit from the same ingredients. For example, those with oily skin will benefit from clay masks. If you have dry skin, you would benefit from a facial mask that offers more moisture.
How to Use a Facial Mask
For the dandelion face mask, Marsallai Quick recommends the following application, which can be used with any face mask.
- Apply this mask to your face and neck
- Avoid the eye area
- Leave for 15 minutes
- Rinse with warm water
- Let the hot washcloth steam your face
- When completely rinsed, splash your face with cold water to close your pores
Follow this routine once a week, and your will skin will glow naturally.