Face skin masks are making a comeback.
An increasing consciousness in terms of skin care surely makes for that.
Asian women cannot imagine their skin care routine without a brilliant scrub or a suitable face mask. And they are spoilt for choice. Luckily, a few masks can be used by turns. How to choose the right ones? What can a good facial mask do?
A face skin mask – why it’s so important?
Why are face masks worth using? They turn out to be a necessary element of skin care. Masks are highly-concentrated, have more actively-working ingredients and work intensively, therefore they are able to nourish, moisturise and regenerate the skin in a far more effective way than a cream or even a face serum. Regularity is the key to the effectiveness, though. Only regular face care with masks is going to bring coveted results.
Face mask – how to make the right choice?
Knowing the needs and problems of one’s own skin is the key to the choice of a good facial mask. Dry, sagging skin needs different care and ingredients than oily skin. Ageing skin needs stronger active substances whereas vascular skin longs for alleviation, relief thanks to mild soothing ingredients that constrict blood vessels.
The best-selling types of facial skin masks
- A face cleaning mask – helps to remove the excess of sebum and toxins that settle on the face throughout the day. Clay, green tea, fruit acids and tea tree oil are common active ingredients.
- A whitening facial mask – helps mature skin to get rid of pigmentation spots, removes sallow shade of a tired skin.
- An illuminating facial mask – is ideal for fatigued, dull skin – it adds a nice, healthy glow and makes the face radiant.
- A face mask for open pores – an excellent complement to oily skin care; it shrinks and closes pores, removing impurities and sebum build-up at the same time; these masks often help get rid of post-acne scars and discoloration, smooth and calm down oily skin.
- A soothing face mask – dedicated to sensitive skin which is prone to irritations: it soothes skin and often contains panthenol, Aloe and Allantoin.
- A skin-regenerating face mask – increases skin elasticity and bounce; comes useful for everyone who is bothered by the symptoms of ageing skin and those who try to enhance their face oval, smooth the creases and lock moisture in; such masks are often rich in collagen, hyaluronic acid, argan oil, Shea butter, coenzyme Q10 or ginseng.
- A skin-nourishing mask is also known as an express beautifying mask – a real shoot for the skin, smoothing, evening the tone, delivering moisture, adding shine, glow and freshness, gently lifting the face oval and ‘wiping off’ the tiredness; as a result, the skin looks healthy and radiant
A face mask – what to search for in the list of ingredients?
To get the most out of the face mask, take a closer look at the composition. If you spot short-chain alcohols (such as alcohol denat or heavy, comedogenic silicones and other synthetics) at the very beginning of the INCI list – give up on the mask. Longer use of such masks will leave skin irritated and dry. The best face masks contain lots of natural ingredients which should come in the largest amounts. The more natural the mask, the more benefits your skin gets.
How often to use face skin masks?
There’s no fixed rule. If you feel that your skin needs intensive care and repair – apply it even every day. Doing it twice a week seems to be the best idea. You can buy two different face masks and use them by turns. Everything depends on the needs of your skin. Many women have ageing and oily skin at the same time so the application of one mask for mattifying and cleansing pores and the other anti-ageing one makes sense.
Multimasking – what’s that?
It’s a trend that’s aimed at satisfying real needs of skin. Multimasking means applying a few different masks at a time. Tailoring the products to the type and needs of skin is the key. It happens that a person struggles with very dry or even irritated skin on cheeks and shiny nose whereas the forehead needs regeneration because the skin in this area starts sagging and gets fine lines. Multi-mask technique can be a remedy for all these problems: all you need to do is apply a soothing mask to one face part, a detoxifying and mattifying mask to the other part, an anti-ageing one to the forehead. Multimasking saves our time and provides every face area with excellent care because it is synchronized with the needs of skin without disturbing natural skin processes. This trend has taken over the Internet: multimasking is recommended by bloggers and aestheticians and gets raving reviews online.