Astringents are very helpful in skin care, as they tone the skin and remove the extra oil from the skin. An astringent makes the skin tight and also heals stretch marks and other blemishes from your skin. Astringents are also used to stop blood flow in case of minor accidents, as it helps in it makes the blood vessel tissues to contract and thus prevents the blood flow. In many makeup products like shaving lotions, cleansing creams and cologne astringents are the main parts. Insects bites, minor cuts, allergies and fungus infections all can be cured with the application of astringents. But make sure that the astringent that you are using has less alcohol content or else it will make your skin dry and dull.
While preparing astringents ingredients like zinc oxide, Burow's solution, zinc sulfate, silver nitrate, metal salts, tannic, gallic acids and benzoin tinctures are used. It can also be beneficial in certain kinds of digestive problems. There are two opinions regarding the use of astringents. One group believes that astringents are good for skin care while the other group believes that astringents block the skin pores and cause various skin infections. But overall it is widely used all over the world to remove the traces of makeup. It is also essential in opening the skin pores and hence it is used before applying moisturizer on the face.
As astringents are effective in removing the oil form skin, you have less chances of getting pimples. If you will use it daily then your skin will remain clean and clear. Skin irritation and infections are also cured using astringents. Calamine lotion is a kind of astringent that is made for dealing with various skin problems. You can prevent blackheads, pimples, blemishes and other skin irritation problems using astringent. By tightening the skin, it also helps in reducing the age signs like wrinkles. In market there are several products that assure to give you pimple free skin but many fail to give the desired results. Hence it is necessary to buy carefully without falling prey to false promises made by these products.
Astringents are very effective over all such cosmetics and also available at low prices. There are no side effects of using them and hence many prefer using them rather than other cosmetic products. In case you already have acne on your face, then make sure that you don’t apply astringent directly on the acne, as it will cause immense pain. Hence you can apply it on the surrounding skin part where the acne has arrived. To get acne free and clear skin you can start using astringent on a daily basis. You can easily get them at any cosmetics selling shop.
Astringents have to be applied before applying the moisturizer, as it makes the skin dry and you can get the moisture back for your skin by applying moisturizer. This way your skin will not appear dry. You can also make use of oatmeal, alum, hazel, talc and cold water as natural astringent instead of always using synthetic products. No matter what products you apply be sure that they are not high in concentration and are suitable for your skin.