Facial masks are cream-like products that have a long and celebrated history. These masks have been around for centuries and they are still popular because of their ability to customize themselves to meet your skin needs and their versatility. People all over the world have used different variations of these face masks to meet their beauty needs. There are records of things like fruits, river clay and mud being used for beauty purposes. One of the most celebrated examples is the use of Dead Sea mud (something that is used even today) as a base for these facial masks. Modern day technologies have allowed brands like OROGOLD Cosmetics to make these face masks even more effective for your skin. In this article, OROGOLD reviews the history of face masks.
Face masks have been particularly famous throughout Asia. In fact, face masks are known to be the earliest types of cosmetic products used in the world of beauty. These masks were used to take care of all sorts of skin and beauty needs – toning, moisturizing, purifying, calming and revitalizing the skin.
One of the most glorified examples of the use of face masks in history can be traced back to the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Queen Cleopatra was famous for her use of gold and egg white on her face to give it a cleaner, younger and nourished look. Her use of these beauty ingredients was also said to be the origin of the use of face masks for beauty purposes.
And it hasn’t been restricted to things like egg whites, gold and mud either. There have been all sorts of ingredients that have been used to make these masks. People have used things like gold and Dead Sea mud, but ingredients like Aloe Vera, herbs, fruits and vegetables have also been used.
Yang Gui Fei, a royal who belonged to the Tang dynasty of China was also famous for her use of facial masks and her breathtaking beauty. Her facial masks were made using white jade, ginseng, lotus root starch and pearls. It is believed that she applied this mask on her face, allowed it to dry out and then wash away the paste after a few minutes. In fact, records also suggest that a number of other women also began to use these masks as a way of battling their skin spots and wrinkles and to brighten and whiten their skin.
Another ingredient that has been used to formulate these face masks is Kaolin Clay, also known as China clay. This clay was believed to be particularly beneficial for people with oily skin or people suffering from acne issues. Captain Cook, a British Explorer, also spoke about the use of coconuts and coconut oils in regions across the Pacific to create masks for the face.
Luckily for us, modern day face masks aren’t restricted to the ingredients found in the region you live in. Technological developments now make it possible for beauty and skin care brands to use a variety of vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants and botanical extracts in their face masks to give your skin the best possible protection and to ensure that it looks younger, brighter and softer for longer.