An Effective Guide To Using Different Types of Face Masks

Day after day, impurities, dirt, makeup, excess oils, or harsh environmental factors like pollution can cause damage to the surface of your skin, leaving your complexion looking dull, overly oily and tired. As a result, your skin needs a cleansing that is effective yet gentle which is why using a face mask is one of the favourite ways to treat our skin.
A face mask can help draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, oils and pollution, shed rough dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, clarify tone and gently cleanse stressed areas to improve your skin texture and appearance. The best way to use a facial mask is dependent on your personal preference or your skin type. Some masks are best used once a week, while others can be used a few times a week for best results.

HOW YOU CAN ADD A FACE MASK TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

It is highly recommended to keep a facial cleanser and moisturiser on hand to use before and after you’re done with your mask. After removing your face mask, moisturise your skin while it’s still damp. Choose a moisturiser designed for your skin type, and apply just a thin layer after removing your face mask. This can help keep your skin hydrated while maximising the full effects of your mask.

Taking the time to apply your face mask correctly can help ensure you see the most worthwhile results. Going overboard and using too much product can be avoided. Before we jump to the right way and how to apply different types of face masks like a pro as part of your skincare routine, here are some tips that will help you figure out which face mask is right for you based on your skin concerns.

CLAY MASK

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KESHIALVRPL

 

A clay mask is a creamy cosmetic drying agent that, as you probably guessed, is formulated with clay. The purifying benefits of clay help to absorb excess oil and extract dirt. The mask helps draw out the buildup of impurities, dirt, pollution and reduces the look of dull skin. This facial mask is mostly useful for someone who has excessive oily skin and is prone to breakouts of acne and blemishes

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Cleanse.
No matter how excited you are to whip out your face mask and put it on, it is very important to cleanse your skin first before starting the procedure. Look for a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type.

Step 2: Apply.
Dip your fingertips or a flat brush into your face mask and scoop out about a quarter-sized amount. Start by evenly spreading the face mask onto your skin. Begin at your upper neck and gently work your way up to your face. Just make sure to avoid your delicate lip and eye area.

Step 3: Let it sit.
Be sure to follow the instructions, because leaving a mask on longer than necessary won’t do your complexion any favours.

Step 4: Rinse off.
Gently splash your skin with a little water and continue to rinse until the entire face mask has been removed. Step 5: Moisturise while skin is still damp.

MUD MASK

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ALEX UNUSUAL

 

A mud mask is a skin-healing agent which is known to improve blood circulation under the skin, cleanse the skin of dirt and impurities, moisturise and refresh tired skin and make the skin appear brighter, softer, and clearer. The mask is water-based, so the product in mask-form is more hydrating and suitable for people with dryer, duller skin.

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Masks should be applied to a clean and dry face.

Step 2: Spread a thin layer of the mud mask onto your face with your fingers or flat brush.

Step 3: Allow it to dry for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the instructions on the products.

Step 4: Rinse with warm water or a soft washcloth to remove the mud.

Step 5: Moisturise while skin is still damp

 

SHEET MASK

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LATAYIA B

 

Looking for a quick and easy face mask option? Consider a sheet mask. These serum-soaked fabrics are shaped to be molded against your face. Often known for their hydrating properties, this is also a great face mask choice for those with dry skin. They are also easy to pop in your suitcase if you want to give your skin some TLC (tender loving care) mid-vacay since they are slim and single-use.

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Cleanse your skin.

Step 2: Remove the mask from its packaging and gently unfold it. Align the shape of the mask with your face and gently form it to the contours of your face.

Step 3: While your face mask is sitting on your skin, you can use this time to relax, read a book or meditate for the several minutes you have it on. Think of this as an at-home spa day.

Step 4: Simply pull off the mask and massage any remaining formula over your skin. No rinsing is required.

Step 5: Moisturise while skin is still damp.

 

BUBBLE MASK

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RHIITIA

 

Bubble face masks were popularised by the Korean beauty world. It is a mask infused with oxygen, which aids in improving circulation and boosting collagen production, both of which are beneficial to aging skin. These masks are ideal for those who want to give their skin an extra deep cleanse. As the mask oxidizes, bubbles form to remove dirt and impurities from your skin which can help reduce wrinkles, fade age spots and enhance elasticity.

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Cleanse the skin.

Step 2: Use a sufficient amount of mask on your hands and apply it to the face evenly, avoiding your eyes and lips.

Step 3: Let the mask component soaks into the skin until tiny bubbles and toxin excretion begin to appear. Waiting time is usually from 5–10 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse off the mask using lukewarm water until it’s fully removed from your skin.

Step 5: Follow up by applying a moisturiser to damp skin, which can help lock in hydration.

 

OVERNIGHT MASK

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ABIODUN

 

Does your skin need some extra love? Or do you feel as though you don’t have enough time in the day to dedicate to a mask. You might want to consider an overnight mask. These masks are applied as the last step in your nighttime skincare routine and left on overnight. They absorb just like a moisturiser and help improve skin’s firmness, elasticity and visibly transform the look of aging skin overnight.

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Cleanse your skin.

Step 2: Smoothen the mask over your face just as you would a moisturiser. Avoid your eye and lip areas.

Step 3: Let it sit overnight.

Step 4: In the morning, just go about your skincare routine as usual.

 

PEEL-OFF MASK

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IRISBEILIN

 

Another quick and easy face mask option, a peel-off mask is great for exfoliating and unclogging your pores. They are typically applied as a cream or gel, then peeled off after the allotted amount of time. This is another ideal mask choice for those who are traveling since they result in minimal mess.

HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Cleanse.

Step 2: Use your fingertips to smoothen the mask over your skin and be sure to apply an even coat. Avoid your lips, eyes, and eyebrows.

Step 3: Let it dry.

Step 4: Gently peel off your mask. Be sure to take your time so as to not tug at your skin harshly. Rub any remaining formula over your skin when done—no need to rinse.

Step 5: After removing the face mask, your skin should look and feel smooth and clean then apply a moisturiser.

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