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MASKING 101: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FACE MASKS FOR SKINCARE

Uncategorized / October 10, 2021

Since the pandemic and lockdown, the first thing that comes to mind when we hear “fear mask” is the protective wear that keeps germs and infections away. In the skincare dictionary, it has an entirely different meaning. Skincare experts highly recommend face masks, but most people struggle with the correct application. There are different types of face masks, which makes masking different depending on the product you use. This article is a helpful guide on how to use face masks and how masking works. Ready to apply your face mask the right way? Let’s get right into it!

 

What is masking

 

Did you know that ancient skincare enthusiasts had face masks in their routines? They mostly cleaned their skin using charcoal or mud, and the results came out the same. Well, we can’t pick up charcoal and apply it directly on our skin because we know better now. In place of the method they used, other masks like activated charcoal work smoothly on the skin.

 

Masking is the use of face masks to hydrate the skin. Face masks are perfect for people with dry skin as it helps the skin stay healthy. The type of face mask you use depends on your skin type. Masking helps to get rid of skin problems like fine lines, wrinkles and age spots, and it also helps to unclog the skin to let other products penetrate. Face masks keep your skin hydrated, and it also provides your skin with almost all the active ingredients it needs to stay protected. It is safe to note that masking depends on skin types, and age is a significant factor to consider before applying a face mask.

 

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Types of face masks

 

Countless types of face masks make picking the right one become a struggle. Here are some types of face masks

 

1. CLAY MASK

Clay masks contain bentonite and kaolin clay which are famous for their medicinal property and value to the skin. It absorbs oil from the skin and protects you from acne breakouts. It also works perfectly for people with dry skin because it manages the skin. Clay masks are good for the treatment of blackheads. They clear spots caused by acne and acne breakouts. Clay masks come in different colours. Clay masks also help to manage the symptoms of skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

2. CREAM MASKS

Cream masks are an absolute favourite because they are gentle on the skin and also deep cleanses. It is gentle on the skin and also helps in balancing the tone or complexion of your skin. It has the same texture as a moisturiser  and keeps your face plump and youthful. A cream mask keeps the skin  healthy and glowing. It is perfect for people with dry or sensitive skin. It boosts hydration and can also act as a spot treatment.

 

3. PEEL-OFF mask

If you have dry skin, the peel-off mask is for you. It helps in tightening the skin. Skin care experts recommend peel off masks because during its application, a circulation process happens and this stimulates facial blood. It helps in shrinking pores and makes the face appear brighter. Peel off mask absorbs excess oil in the skin and unclogs the pores. Ensure the peel off mask you use is natural as those made with chemicals can cause damage to the skin.

 

4. GEL MASK

It is easy to mistake a gel face mask with a cream mask. The gel mask hydrates the skin and cools it down at the same time. It is lighter than the cream mask. It is good for all skin types and helps to restore damaged skin. It gives a hydration boost to the skin.

 

BENEFITS OF MASKING

 

There are a lot of benefits of using a face mask and it is also necessary to add it to your weekly routine.

 

1. Face masks unclog pores. The presence of kaolin clay helps to remove the build up of dead skin cells. They also serve as gentle exfoliants. When you use a face mask, you reduce the chances of having a breakout.

2. It gives you glowing skin. Masking balances the skin tone and gives a radiant glow. If you use a peel off mask, when removing it, there is an expansion of blood vessels in the skin and this gives a smoother and smoother skin.

3. It creates a pathway for other products to get in. When you mask regularly, you ensure that other products will produce effective results.

4. Face masks are relaxing and therapeutic. If you need to have a spa day, use a face mask to boost your spirit. It leaves you with great skin and a relaxed mind.

 

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