They say that the gelatin face mask is not inferior to Botox injections in terms of effect. But is it true? Let’s figure it out.
Gelatin face mask: how it works
Wrinkles are caused by collagen deficiency and elastane deficiency. And it is from gelatin that you can get 85% of collagen. That is why many recommend gelatin face masks even after 50 years. After all, they give a pronounced lifting effect and make the skin more elastic.
For example, a 12-month study showed that taking fish gelatin increased skin thickness by 18% and collagen density by 22%.
Gelatin mask: a bit of theory
Most of the differences between collagen and gelatin are related to their chemical structure, writes healthline.com.
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In its natural form, collagen consists of a triple helix consisting of 3 chains containing over 1000 amino acids each. Gelatin, as a degraded form of collagen, has undergone partial hydrolysis or destruction; that is, it consists of shorter amino acid chains.
Thanks to this, gelatin is easier to digest than pure collagen. Also, gelatin can form a gel that thickens when cooled due to its gel-forming properties.
Mask with gelatin: features
Gelatin works as a face mask because, when it dries, it becomes sticky and sticks to the skin. Its adhesive properties make it act as a kind of peel-off mask, similar to the ones you find in stores. Well, of course, it fills the skin with collagen, writes zenprinciple.com .
However, along with removing dirt and toxins, gelatin’s particularly strong adhesive properties also remove a small layer of skin when removed. Although exfoliation is important for healthy, supple, and youthful skin, the effects of gelatin face masks are unpredictable and can be overly aggressive.
Mask based on gelatin: what experts say
Dr. Leanne Mack, a board-certified dermatologist, explained to Byrdie.com that there are three key factors to consider for youthful skin: collagen, elastin, and water.
All these molecules are necessary for the skin to have a youthful appearance. By the age of 30, we no longer produce collagen and begin to lose it. With age, there is a general thinning of the skin, which can break the skin barrier and lead to dehydration.
- she explains.
In this matter, prevention is better than cure, so you need to protect collagen by protecting it from the sun and environmental toxins.
Mask with gelatin for the face: what you need to know before use
The publication GolosUA notes that the gelatin for the mask must be of high quality. This can be determined by the absence of a smell in the product and an almost transparent shade. It is also important to properly dilute the gelatin for the face mask and mix it with cold water in a ratio of 1 to 5-8. First, you need to pour the water into a convenient deep dish, and only then pour in the gelatin.
After that, you need to wait for the gelatin to swell completely. It can take from 10 minutes to an hour. During this time, it is important to mix the future mask. When the gelatin is completely swollen, you need to heat this jelly in a water bath. After that, other ingredients can be added to this mask base.
Before applying the gelatin mask, it is important to clean the skin well or even steam it. After application, you should not talk or smile until the mask is completely dry.
But you shouldn’t resort to such masks, especially often. A course of six weekly procedures will be optimal. After that, it is important to take a two-month break.
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