To everything there’s a season,
and to every skin type there is a face mask! But, which mask is
right for your skin type? There are a number of challenging
questions for you to answer when choosing the right
Do I need
Will this mask leave my skin dry
or will it exacerbate my oiliness?
Can I sleep in this
Let’s begin by first sorting out
the reasons why you need a face mask, when you should use one, and
how to apply.
Why should I use a face mask?
Everyone needs a little extended
tender love and care, and it’s no different for your skin. Going
routineis great, and really should be the default, but some
days you just need to kick it up a notch. A mask is meant just for
this, as it is meant to sit on the skin for a period of time before
being cleansed off.
When should I use a face
Two to three times a week when
you have the time, and we can already anticipate many of you
saying, “Time for pampering? I barely have time to myself!” Here’s
Mask while you
multitask! First make
sure the mask is thick enough so that it won’t drip when you’re
looking down or moving about, then get to work.
How do I use a face
Just set it and for -- Wait,
wrong thing. Actually, using a face mask is nearly that easy! First
thing’s first, you’ll want to give your face a thorough cleansing.
Why’s that? Well besides the obvious function of getting the dirt
and grime off your face, you’re providing more surface area of the
skin for the mask to be in contact with, which means more bang for
You will want to put one to two
dime-sized amounts of mask into your hand and then spread a thin
layer of the mask onto your face using the tips of your fingers.
Leave this on for 10 to 15 minutes, or as directed on the mask, and
then wipe away with disposable cotton squares if available, or a