Skin care is a more than essential habit for all skin types and this habit has grown much more in recent years with so many news that arrive daily in the cosmetics industry, between one product and another, there is one that has already fallen in the consumers taste and is the most successful: face mask, but among so many variations with different components, doubts arise about which is the ideal mask for each skin type and the right way to use it, that’s why in this post we clarified everything about the facial mask.
What are facial masks for?
The mask has a much more concentrated formula and stays longer on the skin, this makes them have a deeper and more effective action than the moisturizer, has as benefits: recover the vitality of the face, moisturize, increase the luminosity and close the pores. For your effect to be truly positive, it is essential that you use the right mask and the ideal mask for your skin type.
What are the types of face masks?
There are several options of masks, each has a different form of use and action on the face, some of the main types of masks are:
Sheet mask: coming from the Korean beauty routine, this mask is usually similar to a reinforced tissue paper, with the shape of the face, it has an opening for lips, nostrils and eyes, it already comes with a lot of deeply concentrated essences and serums that work to lighten and deeply moisturize the skin.
How to apply: wash and clean the skin, unfold and apply the mask on the face, reticulate the protective film and let the mask act, after the necessary time, remove the mask.
Peel off: these are liquid masks that, after being applied, form a dry film like a second skin and must be removed by pulling, they usually clean, tone and even remove blackheads from the skin.
How to apply: with clean and dry skin, you should apply and spread a good amount of the mask in each region of the face and wait, after the necessary time that the mask is completely dry, you have to remove it by pulling from top to bottom.
Creams: cream masks are the most traditional and because they usually come in a jar, it is possible to apply them more than once.
How to apply: with a clean face, apply the mask and wait for the necessary time, then remove completely with water.
As it is: oily skin has an excess of oiliness in the T region (forehead, nose and chin) and has a greater tendency to have blackheads and acne.
What it needs: it is necessary to control the oiliness, to keep the skin a little drier and thus avoid the appearance of new acne and blackheads.
Ideal mask: clay masks (mainly green clay) and masks with anti-oil action.
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As it is: this type of skin has a balance, it is neither oily nor too dry.
What it needs: normal skin doesn’t need as much specific care as oily skin, it needs essential care.
Ideal mask: normal skin adapts to many masks, you can use it according to what your skin needs at the moment, be it hydration, luminosity, soothing, etc. But pay attention to the mask, so that it does not have components that affect the natural balance and change the texture of your skin.
As it is: skin has little elasticity and visible expression marks, commonly mature skins are like this or when they are affected by external factors such as heat or cold.
What you need: nutrition, something that deeply moisturizes the skin and restores shine and reduces expression lines.
Ideal mask: purple clay, avocado, and gold masks are rich in nutrients and keep your skin very hydrated.
Skin with spots
As it is: skins with small spots caused by the sun.
Ideal mask: masks rich in antioxidants and vitamins of type A, C or E, and silver mask help to lighten the spots slightly, it is not possible to eliminate larger and specific spots only with masks, a specific treatment is needed
How often do I use a face mask?
This varies according to each type of mask, but it is recommended that it be used 1 or 2 times a week depending on its components, clay masks are recommended only once a week, because a greater use can cause the opposite effect and leave sensitive skin.
The face mask does not replace other cosmetics.
Because it has a very moisturizing and concentrated action, many people believe that there is no need to use other products besides the facial mask, and this is wrong, the mask should be used weekly, while products such as moisturizer, tonic, anti-aging cream and sunscreen should be used daily, the mask is just a complement to the beauty routine.
Face mask cannot be used for bigger problems
Despite having great components in the formulas, the masks are ideal only for simpler issues such as hydration, nutrition and oil control, for some major skin problems they are not recommended, such as:
Acnes: there are different types of acne and each one requires specific care or treatment, not all masks are not indicated because they can ignite acne.
Rosacea: this type of skin is pink due to vascular reasons, masks would only complement the treatment.
Stains: the mask can be used for smaller stains such as those caused by the sun, for larger stains the use is not effective.
Wrinkles: some masks can smooth fine expression lines, for larger wrinkles treatment is necessary.
Regardless of your skin type, it is extremely necessary to read the mask label to know the components and whether it suits your skin or not. If necessary, consult a dermatologist before or after using a mask, in case of allergic reaction, discontinue use.
Do you have the habit of use a face mask? What is your skin type and what mask do you wear?
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