Don’t mask all your skin issues with war paint, instead use a face mask!
Face masks aren’t just for the spa, they can be used at home too. Most people these days apply face masks at home but for those of you who don’t, here are 10 reasons why you should start. It just might be the missing element from your skin regime.
Applying a face mask is relaxing. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to go to the spa so instead, bring the spa treatments into your home by treating yourself to a facemask, then sit back and relax. Remember, everyone should always try to have some ME time every week.
Packs on packs on packs
Where do I start? What mask should I use? These are probably the first questions you’ll ask yourself if you are a facemask virgin. That is where packs come in. Singular masks are great because you can try different types of masks and find out what you like and what you don’t like. A pack could contain a brightening mask, a hydrating mask or a firming mask which means you can use a different mask every day and find out which one works for you. (Well maybe not every day, you don’t want to overdo it).
Experiments are not only meant for labs and it’s time to get creative! If you have a mask for refining your pores and a mask for helping get rid of excessive oil because your pores are enlarged and your skin feels super oily, what should you do? Combine the two masks and you’ll have yourself a double whammy superwoman mask. Do not be afraid to mix your masks as it’s hard to find a mask that does everything you want.
A Deeper Cleanse
Sadly sometimes a cleanser might not be enough so let a mask make up for where your cleanser falls short. Clay masks are great for a deeper cleanse as they help to draw out impurities and excess oils. But remember not to leave it on for too long or it will become quite a task to remove it.
The South Korean market always seems to be a few steps ahead when it comes to skincare. Something you should definitely try are sheet masks. This mask is packed full of serum and is so easy to apply. Leave it on for at least a good 15 minutes and then pat the remaining serum left on your face into your skin and reap the benefits. Sheet masks make for easy travelling too!
Jennifer Lopez always has amazing glowing skin whenever you see her and this is probably down to the fact that she loves face masks. An exfoliating mask with some microbeads is a great way to help get rid of dead skin cells sitting on top of your skin for a brighter, more radiant you.
Oh so Yummy
Diamonds might be a girl’s best friend but for some, it’s chocolate. It tastes so good so obviously it should be good for your skin too -right? Make a dark chocolate face mask as it is packed with antioxidants and also contains caffeine which will help de-puff the skin.
DIY- Get down in the kitchen
You don’t even have to go to the store to get a mask as you can make one in your own kitchen. For example you can make a honey, lemon and brown sugar mask. Honey is packed with antioxidants and the consistency makes it great for applying, lemon has natural brightening effects and the brown sugar will add texture to help with exfoliating. If you go online, there are many DIY masks you could make yourself.
Make it work better
By applying face masks regularly, your overall skin regime will improve by miles. The deep cleanse that applying face masks provides will in turn help your skin better absorb other products like serums and moisturisers. It’s that simple!
Pull an all nighter
No I do not mean revising the night before an exam because you spent the whole year partying. I mean overnight face masks. Let your mask do all the work while you sleep so you can wake up with beautiful radiant skin. Overnight masks are especially great if you’re suffering from dry skin that needs rejuvenating (you know from all that partying).
Top tip: Do not forget to extend your mask to your neck as well, it needs love too.