A face mask can be a potent treatment to see instant results and can address specific concerns, as well as providing a luxurious moment of self-care.
Here’s why you should be incorporating face masks into your skincare routine, what are the different types and the benefits!
Why should you use a face mask?
Face masks are occlusive meaning they blanket the skin and deliver beneficial ingredients to improve the quality and appearance of the skin. Here are some of the benefits…
It can be a targeted treatment
Face masks are often catered to treat a particular skin concern or for a certain skin goal. Whether its hydration, brightening the skin, fighting acne or even anti-ageing, there’s a mask created to help you personalise your skincare routine. “Using a face mask allows for a more intense home treatment for the skin to work towards your skin goals,” says Rebecca Elsdon, leading skincare expert and Owner of Skin health clinic: Re:Skin.
Nourishes the skin
Face masks often contain an intense dose of active ingredients to provide your skin with concentrated nourishment to give instant, visible results on the skin’s texture and appearance.
They can enhance absorption
Did you know that face masks can also help activate ingredients in your other products to penetrate the skin more deeply, therefore maximising their effectiveness and giving you quicker results.
A great self-care ritual
A face mask isn’t just skincare: it can be a moment of self care and relaxation. It can force you to take a moment to yourself, to help reduce stress and improve your wellbeing.
Great for a special occasion
Quite often a face mask can give instant results, so they’re perfect just before a special occasion to give you an instant boost of radiance.
What are the types of face masks?
These are great for oily and acne prone skin. They help to absorb excess oil, unclog pores and draw out impurities from the skin. Your skin will feel refreshed and mattified: it’s very cleansing too.
Similar to clay masks, these masks are wonderful at detoxifying the skin by drawing out impurities and excess oil. Perfect for congested or acne prone skin! Masks with ingredients like salicylic acid or sulphur are also great to help unclog pores and reduce inflammation.