Ready, steady… mask! Now is the time to spoil ourselves!The beauty trend tends more and more to take a time-out and spoil yourself and your skin at home. And it’s not just about the right care or the perfect makeup, but also about soothing facial masks giving back to your skin what it needs. Due to the various skin types and because dry skin has other needs than blemished skin, the variety of facial masks is extremely diverse and time and again an exciting experiment. A number of trends from Korea, where masks are a true highlight, add to moisturizing classics.
Moisturizing Facial Masks
Once applied your creme in the morning, your skin loses lots of moisture during the day and is, therefore more susceptible to environmental influences. It goes without saying that a night care can refill the moisture reserves but now and then some extra is as necessary as some relaxation. Apply the facial mask after the cleansing, best before going to bed. Overnight, the skin has all the time to regenerate and to absorb the active agents. These types of masks often include ingredients like hyaluronic or precious oils. Since rough weather conditions irritate dry skin easily, it may be applied twice a week.
Cleansing Facial Masks
Blemish prone skin needs extra care but also active agents to unclog the pores. Therefore, these facial masks contain ingredients which at a time drain the skin and absorb sebum. It’s important to apply the mask on those parts only which prone to pimples and blackheads. Since mixed skin tends to be dry on the cheeks, they should be left out – they drain otherwise. To avoid overstrain, the mask should be applied not more than once a week followed by a night care.
The facial masks on offer certainly exceed the two above-mentioned. And therefore, make sure you listen to your skin to figure out what it needs and to provide it with the best possible care. Very often, the different skin parts have different needs. Then, multi masking is the right formula, which means to apply various masks partially. As a result, you benefit from a maximum feel-good and care effect and try and discover several masks at a time.
Translation: Danielle De Bie