Facial masks are a wonderful way to make your skin glow, even out its tone, and make it appear more youthful. Besides, they also help prevent premature aging. Masks increase blood circulation and help eliminate toxins. In general, the ingredients of a facial pack are more concentrated than those in lotions or cleansers, so they produce more noticeable results in a shorter period of time. They are much like ‘takeaway home spas’. They relieve stress, enhance well-being of the skin and allow a little bit of pure indulgence in luxury while offering an enhanced sensory experience. What you get is a renewed, rested and youthful appearance.
To avoid excessive drying out of the skin, facial masks shouldn’t really be used more than once a week, which is ideal frequency of application. If you have oily skin, go for clay or mud masks which help absorb excess oil build-up.
If you have dry skin, try a creamy hydrating mask. If your skin is sensitive, opt for a light gel mask. And if you have combination skin, you may need more than one mask to spot-treat different areas. For example, apply a deep-cleansing mask along your T-zone and keep cheeks soft with a more moisturizing formula. You’ll get the best results if you choose a mask that targets your specific skin type.
When you are using a face mask, try out the following steps. Start with cleansing your face and neck. Then apply some protective cream around your eyes and mouth. Apply the mask on your face and neck. Make sure you do not keep it on for longer than 20 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. Finish off by applying a moisturizing cream.
If you have oily skin try not to use a facial mask more than once or twice a week, as over use will cause your skin to produce more oil than usual. You do not have to make some difficult homemade face cleansers as there are many kinds of easy face cleansers. It could also be that your foundation or the skincare products you use are causing your skin to produce too much oil.