Face masks are one of the most popular skincare product nowadays: celebrities and influencers are all posting photos of their me-time while sporting their favorite face masks on. But the real question is, what good do face masks really do for the skin? Are they really necessary for your skincare routine? Let’s get down to the roots of this skincare fad and find out the top 5 reasons why face mask are a must:
Using a cleanser every day to get rid of dirt, oil, and makeup helps to keep the surface of your face clean. But did you know your skin needs more than just that? Face masks take cleansing to a whole new level — they deeply penetrate into the layers of your skin, drawing out all the impurities and giving your face the deep cleansing it needs.
You can actually feel your skin “detoxing” while using face masks because the skin feels instantly tighter and toned even while the mask is still on your face. This is why face masks are incredible at giving skin a deep cleansing from impurities leading to an instantly noticeable improvement in the look and feel of your skin. Now, who doesn’t love that?
Face masks boost and help stimulate blood circulation. The actual process of these power skincare products drying and hardening on your skin aids in promoting blood circulation on your face. This is because the blood vessels expand and more blood flows through the face, giving your skin much-needed nutrition and leaving your skin soft and smooth.
Aside from that, using a face mask also ensures an overall improvement of your skin tone. One use and you’ll definitely notice a more radiant glow and a very refreshed appearance right after. Put on a face mask, relax, feel the tingle on your skin and just wait for your skin’s magical transformation.
Face masks do an excellent job in cleansing deep into the skin but they also work wonders in keeping the surface clean and clear. Not only do they get rid of dirt, but they also help remove the build-up of dead skin cells and absorb the excess oils that are clogging your pores.
We all know by now that clogged pores can lead your skin down a bad path. As impurities settle on the skin, they get pushed deeper down until they are trapped into the pores giving bacteria the chance to grow. This can lead to that one horrendous giant pimple or a flurry of unwanted breakouts that can be the bane of your existence for days. Definitely not a pretty sight!
Use a face mask regularly to rid your pores of impurities and give your skin an extra deep cleaning.
Another unique benefit of using face masks is that it helps all of your other skin care products work better. Using masks regularly will ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better and faster as your skin can absorb them much more easily.
They make the most out of your skincare products by giving them a boost. Talk about giving you the best bang for your buck, face masks got your back!
Using face masks is definitely a luxury. You likely won’t wear one when you are busy or in a hurry. It takes time and everyone loves using them every once in a while because it can be a spa experience on its own: just add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil, prepare a hot bath and unwind.
Relax your mind and spirit while achieving glowing, healthy skin.
Now that you know the whats and whys of face masks, get ready to grab yours and know how to properly apply one to enjoy its wonderful benefits for your skin:
Face masks are very thick and they can get a little messy especially since you have to cover your entire face with it! Make sure your hair is not getting in the way by pulling it back in a bun or tying it in a ponytail. If you’re not going to use the face mask while in a bath, make sure to wear a shirt that you won’t mind getting dirty.
A fresh and clean face is a must before piling on your favorite face mask. Use your cleanser to get rid of all the dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This is very important because a clean face is a good base that helps ensure your face mask will do what it is meant to do.
Now it’s time to apply the mask! You can use your bare damp hands or a mask brush, whichever you feel comfortable with, and start painting the mask over your damp face. Make sure to keep the eyes, brows, nostrils and lip area clear of the mask and try your best to apply it evenly on the skin.
Pro Tip: Protect your delicate eye area from dehydration before putting on face mask by dabbing on eye gel or cream around the eyes.
Also, make sure to extend it from your face down to your neck! You don’t want to see that big contrast between the skin on the face and neck. Always treat your neck as an extension of your face to have even, beautiful skin.
Be very really gentle while applying the mask. Give your skin the love and care it deserves and you will surely see the results you are hoping to achieve.
Once you’re satisfied with how you applied the mask, it is now time to just relax and enjoy. Don't forget to keep track of time though!
Follow your product’s directions for the timing. If it says you should leave it on for up to 20 minutes, make sure to do exactly just that! The professionals who created the face mask know exactly what is best for your skin so do exactly what the directions tell you.
Time to reveal beautiful skin! Rinse off the face mask and remember to not be too rough while doing so. They are formulated to stick to your skin so just be patient and wash off with plenty of water to gently dissolve the mask. Pat skin dry and enjoy glowing, clear skin!
Pro Tip: Place a warm, wet washcloth over your face for a few seconds to loosen up and dissolve the face mask. This will make rinsing off so much easier and gentler for your skin.
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