Face mask is everywhere in beauty shops, coming in different brands and materials, all of which promise to give you a brighter and healthier skin.
You want to try but do not know where to start and what to choose given the wide variety of choices available.
Here are some questions which must have come to your mind regarding face mask… with answer.
Question 1: Is it necessary to use face mask?
Yes, you should. It is an essential treatment that could keep skin problems at bay. A good mask could help you skin stay moist, free of oil excess and improve your pores. Those with dry skin, age spots, wrinkles and blemishes may find these facial masks extremely useful in easing their condition. Face mask is also used to remove impurities accumulated in your skin after a day. The last reason for putting on a face mask is the sense of relaxation it brings; it is like giving your skin a spa treatment.
Question 2: How many types of face mask are there? What should I choose?
It is true that there are many types of masks on offer, but here are few basic one.
Sheet masks are the most popular type at the moment which come with the wave of Korean beauty products. They are, in essence, a wet fiber sheet contained a lot of liquid formula, aimed to hydrating and removing dead skin cell. Therefore, it is not meant for deep cleansing.
Peel-off masks are another trendy skincare item which you may have seen applied to remove blackheads on social media. It turns into a rubber sheet stuck to your skin after being applied. When pulled out, it is believed to take out impurities from your pores. Hence, it is used for cleansing, but not for hydration and nourishment.
Cream masks are smooth cream that could both moisturize and exfoliate your skin. Some types contain oil but some are oil free. Oil-free type are recommended because it is suitable for all skin type while the other could cause a breakout for certain skin types.
Dry clay is the most natural mask of all because it is not composed of stabilizers or preservatives. You mix it with water before applying to your face. However, dry clay masks may not be suitable for too sensitive skin.
Question 3: Is peel-off mask really effective?
Many people think of peel-off mask more as a gimmick than a skincare product. It gives you the false impression of deep cleansing. However, while its exfoliation capacity is low, it often contains more vitamin and other type of antioxidants.
Question 4: How regular should I use face mask?
You should not use it daily but instead make facial masks a weekly routine.
Question 5: When should I apply face mask?
It is best to apply before you go to sleep. With dead cells removed, your skin may turn red; hence, a good night sleep will give it time to rest and return to normal complexion.Put on a face mask after cleanser. After removing the mask, you could apply other skincare products.
Question 6: Could face masks be handmade?
Of course. Vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes are quite popular. Beside that, you could go for ingredients that are rich in antioxidants or vitamin such as yogurt or bananas.