Homemade Face Masks – Are They Effective?
Many people have started making their own face masks. Some use these as a way to prevent the onset of allergies or other conditions. Others use these to hide minor skin imperfections. But in the case of spiking outbreaks in hot spots such as New York, Florida, New Mexico and Arizona, current anti-fungal measures have not been strong enough to halt the epidemic.
There is also anecdotal evidence that wearing a homemade face mask can have some health benefits, particularly in crowded places such as the grocery store, versus no facial covering at all. This is especially true for people who already have some skin problems such as acne or rosacea, as facial covers may exacerbate the condition.
However, even those who do use homemade facial masks should use them sparingly. The reason for this is that it is easy for them to become contaminated and even more so for children. These types of masks often include oils, vinegar and other chemicals, and children are extremely susceptible to getting them on their face and into their mouth.
In recent years, researchers have found that natural ingredients such as tea tree oil and eucalyptus can help to kill yeast. It has also been found that certain types of herbs like Cayenne pepper are effective against Candida albicans (yeast). These are known natural anti-fungal agents, which should be used as much as possible when it comes to treating Candida. So using homemade masks may help you if they contain these ingredients, but it will be best to avoid using more than one type of these products.
For example, a mask made with tea tree oil and eucalyptus would probably not be effective at killing the good bacteria in the mouth, while eucalyptus is a powerful antifungal agent that can also help clear out the bad bacteria. If you have a persistent case of Candida or an underlying infection, you might want to use these natural ingredients, while your doctor treats the underlying cause.
While homemade face masks seem like a quick and easy solution to fight fungal infections, they should not be used as a first line of defense against fungus. in all cases. If you are looking for a quick fix, look into commercial anti-fungal creams, lotions or topical products first. before trying out a homemade treatment.
Along with a good skin care routine and healthy eating, drinking plenty of water and exercising daily can help reduce the chances of developing a fungal infection. If you use a homemade mask, consider using a natural soap or shampoo with anti-fungal properties. Also, you should make sure that you are washing and applying the treatment properly, especially if you are using a facial cleanser. When you choose a homemade mask, choose a product with the same ingredients as the manufacturer’s product.
Do not just rush through the whole process and slap together a face mask, but rather follow a routine. While a homemade mask is very convenient, make sure that you wash and apply it correctly and use soap or shampoo with anti-fungal agent and not one that have no natural ingredients at all, as these may lead to an infection.