Facial masks are wonder products that everyone should use at least once or twice a week. Whether it’s a sheet mask, a cream mask or a clay mask, there’s one for every skin type.
If you’re not sure which mask to use, here are the types of masks and what skin types they best suit:
These are best for normal to dry skin types, because they are usually rich in moisturizers and oils. Also, many cream masks have moisture binding agents ( such as hyaluronic acid ) which helps in giving your skin a more youthful and firm appearance. Evoluderm’s Cream Mask Huile is a favorite of mine.
These are best suited for dry and sensitive skin, but there are some gel formulas which are really good for oily skin as well. May of these formulas are loaded with collagen, anti-oxidants and aloe vera, so they’re soothing as well as good for anti-aging. Peter Thomas Roth’s Cucumber Gel Mask and Rose Stem Cel Bio Repair Gel Mask are two of my favorites.
These are good for normal to oily skin, but be careful not to over use. Clay masks absorb impurities and suck them out as they dry, so it’s good to only do a treatment like this once or twice a week. Definitely be sure to moisturize liberally afterwards.
I love these most for their detoxing qualities; this Evoluderm Clay Face Mask is great, plus it’s budget friendly also.
These are by far the most versatile, since there is pretty much a sheet mask for nearly every skin concern. They’re also very easy to use; you just apply the mask, wait for the recommended amount of time and then drop the used mask in the trash.
With most of these, you don’t have to worry about wiping off excess product; you can just massage the leftovers into your face for an extra boost. I like to go ahead and seal in the serums from the mask with my moisturizer afterwards to maximize the effects.
These are another favorite of mine. They are for all skin types, although I wouldn’t use them more than once or twice a week. Once if you have very sensitive skin.
These will slough off the dead skin cells to give you an immediate healthy glow. If you’re seeing sudden dullness in your skin, it may be time to exfoliate. Again, you don’t want to do this more than twice a week, otherwise you can damage skin since these kinds of masks are pretty much an at-home peel.
I also like to use my serum and moisturize directly after using an exfoliating mask to make sure I’m maximizing the benefits. This Filorga Scrub and Exfoliating Mask is a great option for this.
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