A frequently overlooked step in skin care, masking just once a week can bring huge benefits and improvements to the skin. With so many face mask options out in the beauty market, it can be confusing to pick one that’s suitable for your skin. Do you choose a hydrating mask or a vitamin mask, a charcoal mask or a mud base one? Read our face mask guide below to find out what you skin needs to maintain its healthy glow.
I have dry skin
Hydrating masks frequently contain humectants, such as hyaluronic acid, that attracts moisture and binds it to the skin. Together with a daily usage of a hydrating serum, a simple step of masking twice a week can intensely hydrate your dry skin, reducing stress and inflammation.
I have aging skin
Don’t wait until wrinkles develop to start using an anti aging mask. Most of us start seeing wrinkles in our late twenties or if we’re lucky, early thirties. Usually containing Vitamins A, C and E, anti aging masks target free radicals to repair damaged skin, boost collagen and revitalise the skin, allowing us to recapture youth’s glow once again. Slow down the aging process with a weekly anti aging mask.
I have acne and blemishes
There are three important parts to an anti acne mask: clay to absorb excess oils and exfoliants to remove dead skin cells. Clay-based masks detoxify the skin by drawing out excess sebum while hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid or glycolic acid remove dead skin cells and decongest large pores. Use only once a week to effectively reduce acne.
I have oily skin
The main difference between an oil mask and an acne mask is the lack of exfoliants. Unlike most acne masks, mask for oily skin do not contain exfoliants such as hydroxy acids. They usually contain kaolin and bentonite, which are naturally forming earth clays that help to purify the skin by drawing out excess oil. Use once a clay mask a week to reduce visibility of pores and regulate oil for a healthy looking skin.