Face masks play a very important role when it comes to your skincare. Especially if you are dealing with dry skin, acne prone skin, dehydrated or oily skin, masks can help. But what if you have great looking skin? Are masks still helpful? The answer to that is, yes! Masks provide a concentrated amount of ingredients to help your skin with inflammation, infection, and oil production.
So how do you know what face mask and ingredients are right for you?
If you have dry skin and want to rehydrate, look for a mask with glycerine in it to help nourish your skin, and provide a moisture barrier. We recommend the Raw + Wild Illuminating Honey mask or the Ultra Hyaluronic Water Mask.
For acne prone skin, you want to look for a clay based mask, or activated charcoal, as they act as a natural exfoliant to help regenerate and grow a new layer of skin. These ingredients also contain anti-bacterial properties to help eliminate oil and bacteria that cause acne. We recommend the Mermaid Detox Mask, or the Charcoal Exfoliating Face Masks.
If your skin is looking a little dull, and you want that fresh youthful glow, look for a brightening mask. Vitamin C is a power packed antioxidant that helps fight against free radicals that cause skin aging and darkening. Another ingredient to look for is Lactic Acid! Lactic acid is used to exfoliate the skin, lighten dark spots, and improve the look of fine lines. We recommend the Perfect C PRO Speed Peel, or the Tropic Brightening Face Masks.
Before applying your face masks, it is important to gently cleanse your skin and remove any makeup or mineral SPF that could be built up.
Each face mask if slightly different so be sure to read the directions carefully.
Masks work best after the skin is cleansed and slightly damp, as this reconstitutes the active ingredients to optimize their penetration to the skin.
After your mask it is always best to hydrate the skin with a soothing light serum or moisturizer.