How to Apply a Facial Mask at Home
Nothing can be more soothing or relaxing than a face mask from the comfort of your own home. You can sit back and enjoy a nice break from a hectic day while letting a facial mask do its work.
But how do you apply a facial mask? And what are the benefits of doing so?
Here are a few tips on how to apply a facial mask at home.
Facial Treatment Masks Are Good For Your Skin
Unlike moisturizing lotions or creams, a facial mask has a chance to settle on the skin for a good allotment of time (most recommend about 10 minutes or more). And because the mask traps the ingredients on your skin, this gives the skin time to absorb the mask’s ingredients deeper, thus increasing the benefits.
Masks help rejuvenate skin in many ways. Many women like to use masks to maximize their skin’s youthful appearance. Some masks are used to exfoliate or moisturize, and others use hyaluronic acid to soothe pores and create a fresh, plump texture to the skin.
How Often to Use a Face Mask
Depending on the type of skin you have, most experts recommend using a face mask anywhere between 1 to 3 times per week. A facial treatment mask could dry out sensitive or already dry skin if used more than once per week, whereas more oily or pigmented skin could use more frequent treatments.
A Face Mask That Works For Your Skin Type
So, what type of face mask should you get? It all depends on your skin type to narrow down the options.
Those with dry skin should consider facial treatment masks that hydrate or nourish the skin. And depending on your skin’s level of dryness, try starting once per week to see how your skin reacts.
If your skin is more oily, many recommend clay-based or mud-based masks to help exfoliate and absorb some of the skin’s excess oil.
Is your skin more sensitive or acne-prone? You have several options available, from hydrogel mask facials to fun bubble masks. If your main goal is to deal with acne, make sure you get a mask with enzymes and serums that help remove underlying impurities and calm pores.
And if your skin is hyperpigmented, consider going with a face mask or face sheet with antioxidants in the ingredients to smooth out coloring and brighten skin tone.
Getting the Best Results From Your Facial Mask at Home
Now that you have your facial mask, here comes the fun part—application!
First, make sure you wash your face thoroughly to remove any dirt or makeup. Some like to apply a mask after cleaning their face in the shower since the hot water from the shower opens up pores and makes your skin more ready for the mask’s nutrients.
Once your face is clean and dry, start applying your mask. You can apply it in multiple ways, from a brush to your fingertips. But no matter what, make sure the mask is spread evenly across the skin.
Then, once you have allowed sufficient time to go by to let the mask set, completely remove the mask from your skin; you can either rinse your face with warm water, a wet washcloth, or other means until your face is completely clear of the mask.
To maximize your mask results, some like to put thin slices of cucumbers over their eyes while waiting with their mask on. Others like to apply some luscious eye cream (like this one) to help reduce puffiness and help your under-eye skin to become firmer.
It’s Easy to Include Facial Masks Into Your Skincare Routine
No matter your skin type or what facial mask you prefer to use, you will experience healthier and more youthful-looking skin as a result. And really, who could ask for more than that?