With there being so many skincare products to choose from, it can be confusing to select the right ones for you. Overall, you should develop a strategy with your dermatologist to address all your skin's unique conditions. However, there is one skin care item that's beneficial for plenty of skin types that you should definitely explore.
Face masks, whether they are in gel, cream, clay, or sheet form, can be used as periodic (or even daily) beauty boosts.
Here are the top 5 reasons why you need to integrate facial masks into your skincare routine.
Hydration is the key to supple and youthful skin. One of the first signs of aging is fine lines from dry skin, so using a mask to replenish moisture to your skin can help you look younger. Also, hydrated skin is less likely to over-produce oil. Whether you have oily, dry, or combination skin, there's a face mask tailored to your skin type. Try the Skin Hydrating Masque by Dermalogica for dry skin and the Hydrating Gel Mask by Refinee to even out your oily skin with anti-aging argan oil and rejuvenating dragon's blood.
Many face masks are packed with helpful nutrients like Vitamin E and Collagen—two components of youthful skin. When we are faced with sun damage, pollution, and extreme weather, our skin can feel ragged by the end of the day. A highly nourishing mask that has nutritive properties is the Citrus "C" Purifying Mask by Refinee. This mask is good for all skin types and can brighten and clarify your skin with a blast of Vitamin C while also stimulating collagen production.
3. Acne Reduction & Smaller Pores
Masks are also adept at sucking out the toxins, dirt, and oil that build up in your skin. This means the right facial masks can help you get relief from these common skin woes.
- White heads
- Large pores
Black masks are especially good at cleaning out pores in problem areas like the chin, noes, and forehead, which are also known as the hormonal acne zones. Smaller pores make for smoother and more youthful skin and reduce your need for primers during makeup application. For a great mask that penetrates your pores and reduces acne, try the Sebum Clearing Masque by Dermalogica, which uses 5% sulfur to both detox your skin and deep clean your pores and remove excess oil.
4. Even Skin Tone
Facial masks are adept at fighting redness and hyperpigmentation if your skin conditions aren't due to chronic conditions like Eczema or Rosacea. It's important, however, to check with your dermatologist before using masks to address these conditions just in case they're not from ordinary pigmentation issues. When you're cleared for mask use, you can see a more even skin tone with regular mask use. As a result, you'll need less foundation to cover up skin tone imperfections, saving you time during makeup application.
5. Stress Reduction
Masks need to be applied for a set period of time. This is the perfect excuse to get some alone time. Your tired skin needs time to heal from a day long exposure to the elements. Your mind also needs a break from the constant demands of work and family life. Masks are the perfect way to force yourself to take time out and put your beauty and mental health first. Lower stress also improves your health and skin condition anyway, so it's a win-win.
You can find many great facial masks in our online store. If you have any questions about which one is right for you, contact us.