When it comes to taking care of your skin, there’s no skincare step as pampering and indulgent as a face mask. Whether you prefer a deep-cleansing clay mask or a sheet mask that leaves your skin glowy and dewy, there’s no better form of #selfcare and TLC than feeding your skin with a skincare mask.
Read on to find out 10 top facts about skincare face masks and you’ll see why masks are always a highlight of professional facial treatments (including ours), and also a great way to D.I.Y a facial in the comfort of your home.
1. Skincare masks have been used for thousands of years.
2. Cleansing is an important prep step before masking.
If you’re getting ready to use any kind of skincare mask, you should always cleanse your face thoroughly first. This gets rid of all the dirt and impurities on your skin so that it is ready to soak in the ingredients from your mask. Remember to lather gently, use lukewarm water to rinse your face off, and then gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
3. Exfoliate to get the most out of your masking session
When skin cell turnover is slowed down it has a negative impact on the effectiveness of skincare because the thicker dead skin layer prevents absorption of the products and lowers its efficacy. So before masking, exfoliate your skin with a scrub or a facial wash or peel with chemical exfoliants like AHA and topical retinoids.
4. Applying A Toner Will Prepare Your Pores For Sheet Masking
5. Masks can help to target specific skin issues
Packed with highly efficacious ingredients to treat the skin, masks can help you zoom in and treat skin problems like acne or visible signs of ageing like dullness, dryness and sagging. There are a plethora of skincare masks out there so pick one that is right for your skin condition.
6. Yes, you can use a skincare mask daily.
If you want to, you can use a skincare mask every day. Some celebs and real women swear by masking daily to keep their complexion in tip top condition. The only exception is if you have severe acne or extremely sensitive skin. In these cases, you may irritate your skin if you use a mask too often so consult a doctor before trying new products if you have these skin conditions.
7. Sheet Masks Are Not Meant To Dry On Your Face
Many people assume that the longer you leave a sheet mask on, the more benefit you can get from it. Either that or you happen to fall asleep with a sheet mask on and wake to find that it has dried up on your face. This is not how you should use a sheet mask. You should always remove a sheet mask while it’s still moist. If you let it dry out and crack on your face, you can actually damage your skin. Around 20 minutes is an ideal length of time to leave a sheet mask on.
8. You Should Not Wash Your Face After Removing A Sheet Mask
Do not wash your face after applying a sheet mask because you will be removing all the skin-loving serum when you do that. Always massage excess serum on your face after removing a sheet mask, and feel free to massage on your neck and décolletage as well.
9. Wash-off cream or clay-based masks are great options too. You can multi-mask with them.
10. Don’t skip your skincare after removing your mask
Check out some of our sheet mask options on our online store now! Or call or Whatssap us to find out more about our skincare.