Face masks can play an important role when you have dry , dehydrated or oily skin and want to do everything possible to help.
Should everyone use a face mask? Absolutely yes. Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care issues. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Another advantage of wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home.
Dermatologist recommends reading the product label and looking for words such as: Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and free of dyes and parabens. Using harsh chemicals, allergens and preservatives on your face can cause heaps of issues.
Dermatologist also say that sheet masks (or Korean face masks) are great for soothing if the skin is sensitive or inflamed from a procedure or even a sunburn. Sheets masks also tend to be more hydrating as it allows the moisturizer to be distributed and absorbed directly on the area via the paper. Cream masks, on the other hand, tend to be geared towards specific skin complaints and concerns such as acne or wrinkles.
Here are some of the face masks that
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque
They say: "A blend of charcoal and clay provides an ultra-deep cleanse helping to draw out impurities from the pores to reduce the appearance of blackheads, blemishes and clogged pores. Salicylic Acid exfoliates deep into the pores, promoting a smoother and clearer complexion."
Victoria Jowett, Beauty Director: "I'm a big fan of The Ordinary, so I had high hopes for this mask, and guess what? It didn't disappoint. Salicylic acid is a powerhouse ingredient for blemish-prone skin, so if like me, you get a few hormonal breakouts every month, it's well worth keeping this in your bathroom cabinet. Apply a layer over the breakout and it'll help speed up the healing time."
Clarins SOS Comfort Nourishing Balm Mask
They say: "Protective skin care that calms and soothes the driest skin. An ultra-rich balm in a nourishing mask that softens and comforts the skin in just 10 minutes for deeply nourished skin that is soft, supple, radiant and feels great."
Claire Hodgson, Editor-in-Chief: "This face mask has been a lifesaver over winter. I was dubious about trying the "creamy, buttery texture”, as I have combination skin that breaks out easily, but I loved it. I always struggle with dry patches over the colder months that make makeup application almost impossible, but a 10-minute application of this mask before application totally smoothed the texture of my skin. It felt like it plumped me up and gave a shot of moisture, without leaving me oily or greasy."
Charlotte Tilbury Goddess-Skin Clay Mask
They say: "The Goddess Skin Clay Mask features ingredients to tighten pores, moisturise your skin and clear imperfections. Now everyone can have flawless, glowing Goddess Skin."
Victoria Jowett, Beauty Director: "Charlotte Tilbury's skincare doesn't get anywhere near as much hype as it deserves. This clay mask is perfect for combination skin types (like mine), it draws all that gunky stuff out of the pores, whilst also moisturising the skin - yep, really. This is one of the only clay masks I've ever used that doesn't leave my skin feeling dry or tight afterwards. How? The formula is loaded with sweet almond and rosehip oil to deeply nourish skin.
After 10 mins on the skin this mask calms redness, minimises pores, and leaves skin soft and clear - no wonder Charlotte smothers it over celebrities' faces before they walk the red carpet. Expect your foundation to apply like a dream afterwards."
Home Made Masks:
Milk and yogurt contain lactic acid, which can exfoliate the skin making it appear brighter.
Aloe vera contains vitamins A, C, E and B, which can brighten the skin.
Papaya contains enzymes, which can brighten the skin.
Coffee can minimize the appearance of pores by temporarily drying the skin.