Types of Face Maks

Submitted by Patrick Hatfield on Thu, 10/01/2020 - 11:52 am

As your face takes you through the day-to-day, it may start to show its age due to lack of sleep, too much sugar, and too much alcohol or smoking.  Our skin needs us to treat it well from the inside out.  Regardless of our skin type, we need to rehydrate and plump up tired and flat skin cells.  We need to ensure we are drinking plenty of water to keep our skin hydrated and supple.  Hydrated skin also keeps the wrinkles looking minimal.  If you are not getting enough sleep, the skin does not have time to repair and turnover old skin cells.  A lack of sleep also causes stress, which can lead to breakouts.  This is why you need to eat well, get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and exercise when you can.

Sheet Masks

These types of masks are great for putting ingredients that can help your skin into the water phase.  Once your skin is covered with the facial sheet, the serums and ingredients have time to soak into your skin, without the risk of evaporation.  The sheet should stay on for at least 15 minutes.  The best part is the lack of rinsing off the mask.  Add a nice moisturizer over your residual mask remnants and ensure that it works while you are sleeping.  Sheet masks provide ultimate hydration and they work in a quick amount of time.  They tend to lead to firmer and brighter skin as the nutrients are sealed into your skin.  Most sheet masks can be used daily, but those with stronger ingredients should only be used once a week.

Exfoliant Masks

These types of masks have enzymes or gritty material that help to exfoliate dead skin from your face and release the new skin underneath.  These types of masks can remove excess oils and dirt and leave your skin feeling smooth.  It is important that these types of masks are not used more than once a week, due to the likelihood of irritation to the skin.

Gel Masks

Gel masks are great for dry and sensitive skin and can be used on most other types as well.  The get infuses collagen and antioxidants and helps the skin to recover and rehydrate.  The gel masks are soothing and highly effective at detoxifying the skin.

Clay Masks

Some people will recommend clay masks if they exhibit normal to oily skin.  Clay masks naturally detoxify the skin and moisturize at the same time.  Due to the occlusive nature of these masks, they allow the skin to become firmer and tighter.  If your skin is inflamed, a clay mask with sulfur may soothe the redness.

Cream Masks

Another type of mask is the cream-based masks that are rich in oils and that penetrate deeply and rehydrate dry skin cells.  If the product contains hyaluronic acid, they you will get the added bonus of attracting and binding moisture to plump up flat skin cells.  Algae extracts will help tighten and firm skin cells.