Is a mask an important part of a skin care routine? It certainly is! So much of skin care today seems focused on removing unwanted skin conditions by either dissolving or scrubbing. Masks give our skin back much needed nutrients and ingredients to support our skin care goals. No matter what method of delivery, frequent mask application is a vital step.
A mask blankets the skin, helping the active ingredients penetrate. Depending on the type of mask, it can draw impurities from the skin and eliminate dead cells, or tighten and tone.
What Types of Facial Masks Are There?
** Clay masks
These use kaolin clay, a natural component in soil. Kaolin is known for its efficacy in absorbing oil, for drawing out impurities and for removing dead skin cells. These masks might be targeted to oily T-zones or acne-prone skin, and may contain acne-fighting ingredients such as salicylic acid.
** Hydrating masks
Hydrating masks deliver much needed moisture to dehydrated skin. These soothe, nourish and, as their name implies, super-moisturize.
** Firming and anti-aging masks
These deal with skin in need of a reboot and contain nourishing and/or firming ingredients to combat the signs of aging.
** Sleeping masks
These are booming in Asia and are now growing worldwide. It’s applied at bedtime so the skin can absorb the benefits of the ingredients all night long. Nighttime is when the skin is rested and regeneration is at its peak, so you wake up to skin that’s fresher, more hydrated.
Let the skin care professionals at Tavoos help you choose the right mask for your skin.
Masks are applied to cleansed skin for 10 to 15 minutes or more. Don’t forget the neck and hands. These parts are just as important as your face, so don’t neglect them when applying a face mask. Whether you go the nocturnal, rinse-off or peel-off route, follow the instructions. Then sit back and enjoy a little bit of soothing magic.