Face masks are a great way to give your skin some TLC. But which one should you use?
Clay? Peel-off? Charcoal? Sheet? DIY? The list goes on.
Any face mask is good for a fun pamper session, but if you want something that’s really going to benefit your skin, you need to choose the right one.
Here are the types of face mask you should use, for the following common skin concerns:
Blackheads form when a hair follicle in the skin becomes clogged. Dead skin cells and excess oil gather to form either a bump, or if the air gets to it, a blackhead. They can be very irritating to get rid of.
The best face mask for unclogging your pores is a charcoal-based mask treatment. When you apply it to your skin, dead skin cells and dirt are drawn to the black grains, so the mask helps draw out impurities.
Acne & Scars
The best type of face mask to help heal acne is one that will help decongest your pores, reduce inflammation and bacteria.
We recommend using a peel off mask, which will help remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin, to unclog your pores and help your skin heal.
Dry skin can be infuriating, and just a quick google will give you a whole load of different hydrating masks, which can all help moisturise your skin. But if you also have sensitive skin, which can often be the case, it can be hard to know which one won’t irritate your skin.
For a deeply hydrating home made mask, simply mix 1 tablespoon of olive oil and half a tablespoon of sugar in a small bowl. Apply to your face and neck, gently buffing away any dry skin in circular motions with your fingers. Leave the mixture on your face for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water and a hydrating, creamy cleanser, such as our Everyday cleanser.
Another way to really hydrate your skin is to paint a thick layer of your normal moisturiser on like a face mask. Then steam your face over a bowl of hot water for 10-15 minutes (place a towel over the back of your head to create your own little mini facial steam room!). Or, take a bath with it on. You’ll find a lot of your moisturiser will be soaked into your skin. Gently pat dry with a towel or rinse off any excess. Your skin should be velvet soft after!
Fine lines and wrinkles
Fine lines are much more visible when your skin is dehydrated. A plumping, hydrating face mask is the perfect way to reduce them. We recommend using our peel-off Regenerative mask, which is hydrating but also contains a unique formula, designed to help your skin cells regenerate at a much faster rate, helping to prevent further fine lines and refresh your complexion.
Try steaming your face for 5 minutes before applying it, to help open your pores and get more moisture into them.
Dull, tired skin
There’s nothing worse than feeling like your skin looks flat and pale, especially when we’re stuck inside during the colder months (a feeling we all know a little too well at the moment!)
If you want your glow back, then clay masks are your new best friend. Our Blue clay mask is ideal for giving your skin a boost. It not only draws out impurities as it dries, but it’s packed full of natural minerals and antioxidants, that help bring out your natural colour, leaving your skin brighter, smoother and revitalised.
It’s also anti-blemish and contains ingredients that help reduce fine lines. A win, win!