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Alginate face mask - Reviews of beauticians and patients

Alginate mask is created from algae, therefore it is rich in microelements.

Alginate face masks, reviews of which are increasingly appearing on the net, occupy a worthy place in the arsenal of cosmetologists and women who look after their appearance. What is this beast and how to use it, we will tell in this article.

This tool refers to the novelties of cosmetology, for alginates (alginic acid salts) were discovered at the end of the 20th century by accident

Alginate mask is created from algae. It refers 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 obtained iodine from algae and isolated alginates as a by-product.

What are we dealing with?

Alginic acid - a polysaccharide extracted from algae, looks like rubber. In the human body, alginates are not absorbed, with this property they resemble ordinary fiber, and are excreted through the intestines, simultaneously taking with them the harmful salts of heavy metals, thereby promoting detoxification of the body. It has been experimentally proven that alginic acid removes approximately 90 percent of cesium and strontium. Therefore, these drugs are considered the best remedy against radiation.

On the shelves of our stores are alginates in the form of powder or gel.

On the shelves of our stores are alginates in the form of powder or gel.

Types of alginate masks

Basic

  • Improving overall skin condition and conductor quality for other pre-applied components
  • Alginate without impurities

Chitosan

  • Moisturizing and saturating the skin with oxygen
  • Inclusion of amino sugar from crustacean shell

Collagen

  • Skin rejuvenation, wrinkle smoothing, facial contour correction
  • Include collagen plus alginates

Vegetable

  • Cleansing the skin from dust, greasy deposits, removal of toxins
  • Medicinal plants with alginates

Vitamin

  • Skin rejuvenation. Vascular fortification
  • Vitamin C with alginates

Such masks tighten the skin, i.e. have a lifting effect

Clay

  • Skin disinfection, inflammation removal, face whitening
  • Blue Clay with Alginates

In addition, in the names of alginate masks we find features associated with the inclusion of one or another component: cucumber, mint, blueberry, etc.

Tip!Choose the product that matches your skin type. Cucumber fits more age skin. With mint or chamomile - soothe inflammation. With nutmeg - clean as a scrub. With blueberry - whiten pigment spots. Coriander tones, chocolate refreshes.

Mask in tube

This is the so-called compression alginate mask for the face. For those who do not like to mess with the proportions and stirring lumps. Compression mask allows you to clean your face at home for half an hour!

Packing in a tube makes the product convenient to use, no need to dilute with water, wash the tools

Its features:

  • The tube is securely packed in a box.
  • Under the cap of the tube is a protective foil.
  • Recommendations for use are similar to other alginate masks.
  • Suitable for aging skin, teenage, problem.
  • Packing in a tube makes the product convenient to use, no need to dilute with water, wash the tools.
  • Instant effect with low power consumption.
  • There is no need to calculate the proportions for mixing and obtaining the composition.

Tip! Put your hair under the bandage. Apply all the contents in one go, if the tube is small. The skin should not be visible when applying the layer. Avoid contact with eyes, it may hurt to pinch. The mask is removed in the usual way.

Indications for use

  • Age skin.
  • Skin fatigue
  • Mechanically damaged skin
  • Teenage skin (acne)
  • Sagging facial contours
  • Flabbiness of the neck and décolleté
  • Oily or dry skin
  • Cellulite

Alginates improve blood circulation by saturating cells with oxygen. The skin turns pink

Tip! Teenager's skin, acne or with acne, responds well to the therapeutic effects of a mask. Also, aged skin receives the necessary care. If the skin is scratched, inflamed, then the mask with wound-healing effect is very useful.

Contraindications

Alginate masks rarely cause allergies. Still, if there have already been undesirable reactions to marine products, we advise you to be alert. Algae in some cases can cause itching and irritation. If you have already experienced inflammation from eating seafood, then test the mask not on your face, but apply a small amount first to your hand.

There are also contraindications for cancer patients.

Tip! Any cosmetics when they first use require some caution.

Alginate masks rarely cause allergies. Still, if there have already been undesirable reactions to seafood, we advise you to be alert

Procedure: from and to

  • We buy alginate powder with herbal extracts.
  • We cleanse the face with a milk, tonic or scrub (the latter is used in cases of the need for deep cleansing of the face).
  • At this time, stir in equal proportions of the powder with water. There are masks that are diluted with warm water, and come with instructions about the cold. Depends on the manufacturer.
  • It is better to apply a cream on eyebrows and eyelashes to protect them.

Attention! Before applying the mask, lubricate the face with emulsion, serum or natural essential oils. This is done for facial skin care. If you apply such nutrients, the effect of the mask will increase several times!

  • We are waiting for complete absorption.

The process of applying the mask takes about five minutes, it dries quickly, wait for 15-30 minutes, then remove the mask with a movement of the hand from the bottom up. No need to wash off the mask or scrub.

There are masks that are diluted with warm water, and come with instructions about cold

After removing the remaining mask pieces, wipe off with lotion. Do not touch the face, alginates continue their work on your skin.

After 3-4 weeks, if you applied the mask in a day or two, and the effect did not come, consult a doctor. Perhaps skin problems are associated with diseases of the internal organs: the intestines or the liver.

Of course, a specialist will cope with the task better. However, an alginate face mask can be performed at home. Then during the procedure they do not lie, but stand or sit. In this case, the mask can drain, not having time to harden. It is better to raise the face. The disadvantage is that when applying a mask on the eyes, it is impossible to see. Not everyone wants to be without sight for almost an hour.
In addition, if 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 when applying the mask. Your frowned eyebrows or even small smirks will be fixed by a mask and will remain on the face after the procedure. Not for long, of course, but still.

Alginate powder is best purchased at pharmacies or specialty stores cosmetology

Selection of mask type depending on the season

There is another factor influencing the choice of the type of mask. This is the time of year.

In winter, it is better to opt for masks with a maximum nutritional effect. The skin loses its strength in the fight against the cold. Use masks with medicinal plants.

Try to relax your face as much as possible when applying the mask. Your frowned eyebrows or even small smirks will be fixed by a mask and will remain on the face after the procedure.

In the spring we nourish and cleanse the skin. Now it is enough to apply less fatty serums under a mask!

In the summer, good nutritional formulations and light creams. UV protection is essential for your skin. Cleansing masks help from dust, dirt and grease.

In the fall, when piercing winds blow and the face is exposed to adverse weather factors, apply a mask with a moisturizing and restorative effect.

Tip! Keep the skin in tone can and should be at any time of the year. If you follow the simple recommendations, then achieve radiant skin according to the strength of every woman.

Guaranteed effects

  • They tighten the skin, i.e. have a lifting effect.
  • Promote better penetration of nutrients into the skin.
  • Disinfect.
  • They improve blood circulation by saturating the cells with oxygen. The skin turns pink.
  • Effectively moisturize and cool the skin.

In the fall, when piercing winds blow and the face is exposed to adverse weather factors, apply a mask with a moisturizing and restorative effect.

  • Relieve swelling and swelling of the face.
  • Soothe and heal scratched skin.
  • Relieve inflammation and acne.
  • Narrow the enlarged pores of the skin.
  • Smooth wrinkles, rejuvenate.

Tip! For the onset of long-term effect of one mask is not enough. Complete a course from 5 to 15 masks in a day or two.

What do cosmetologists say

Russian cosmetologists began to use alginate face masks relatively recently. According to experts, the safety and effectiveness of the masks is obvious.

First of all, it indicates the naturalness of products in our age of chemistry. The masks are simple and easy to use, they do not require much labor. The grape seed oil, St. John's wort, black cumin, applied before applying the mask, has an antiseptic effect.

If women begin to make masks on their own, at home, then the first pancake, as a rule, comes out lumpy. The most common mistakes include the wrong ratio of powder and water, the thickness of the layer, the omission of lip and skin care around the eyes.

However, the mask has nutritional properties for all parts of the face. If there is too much water in the dilution of the mass, then the edges will be thin and dry out. Moisten them with water, and then the mask can be easily removed. Edges should be from 0.5 to 1 cm thick!

Russian cosmetologists began to use alginate face masks relatively recently. According to experts, the safety and effectiveness of masks is obvious

There are skeptics and cosmetologists. They believe that alginate masks help the active substance applied to the skin in front of the mask to be absorbed more easily. By themselves, masks of special intervention in the tissue can not cause, as they quickly freeze. But no one will deny the cooling effect of alginate. As well as the final fixing result of facelift.

Another group of skeptics hypothesizes that the alginate mask is a sorbent, therefore it will collect all the nutrients from previously applied components (serum, cream, etc.). The skin will get a bit. Why then spend money on cream?

Tip! Apply a mask without serum, and another time with a serum. The effect will be better in the latter case. Those. The mask does not take food, as suggested above.

The main purpose of the mask that installs is to delay the evaporation of water from the skin and, due to its own weight, to promote the penetration of the previously applied composition (serum, cream, etc.) One of the plasticizing masks is alginate. In any case, the effect you get.

Testimonials tested

Many women find out about alginates by accident. Having tried this mask once, customers come back for it again and again. Why? See the effect. Moreover, the mask gives a trim face from the very first minutes after removal. What other results do clients get and what do cosmetologists advise?

Rita: With the help of masks a few months ago took up modeling the face. There are still a lot of wrinkles, rather, the contour was pulled up, which is also, you see, important. In general, such procedures have a general rejuvenating effect, I was convinced of this. The main thing is to use them correctly and in combination with other cosmetic procedures, the effect will only increase.

Sasha: My problem is enlarged pores. Tried to cope with the help of chemistry, only became worse. Beautician advised alginates. After application, the skin has become drier, the pores have shrunk. However, there is one problem with applying a mask: the fear of confined space has led to the fact that I do not impose a mask on my eyes and mouth.

In winter, it is better to opt for masks with a maximum nutritional effect. The skin loses its strength in the fight against the cold. Use masks with medicinal plants

Daria: I first tried this procedure about four years ago. I remember that after a few minutes I felt my skin feel cold. After removing the mask touched the face - very cold skin. I looked in the mirror - my face was thinner and younger by five years. Several times put a mask on his lips. Have ceased to peel off! The face keeps a matte shade longer.

Vitali: After mesotherapy, the skin was irritated. Unexpectedly invited to visit. We needed an express procedure to improve the skin. I rushed into the salon, the beautician offered alginate. In 30 minutes, the skin was soothed, even the face was lightened a little, the oval became clearer. The mood has risen!

Tip! Masks can be used as a quick help for "exit" or courses 2 times a year. Alginate masks are good because, thanks to their natural composition, they are suitable absolutely for any skin type.

Inna: Five years ago, she began to use masks from French manufacturers. Now the real boom of Korean cosmetics has begun. She always believed that Koreans greatly value their prestige. My cosmetologist works on cosmetics from Korea. Of all the alginant facial masks, Anskin advises. And suddenly I recently read that Korean manufacturers make masks not on alginate, but on starch. But there is no evidence. I use French again now, there is such a French Paradox peel of mask.

Margarita: From the first time I did not understand. When applied, the mass began to drain from the face. The edges are withered. All anything, but removed poorly, in chunks. When breeding took warm water, and the girls then said that it was wrong, you can only cold.

Experimenting wisely, following simple tips, you can easily make the right choice of alginate mask.