The Benefits of Facial Masks
So, we’ve talked a little bit about masks before if you watch my Instagram stories: Check me out on Instagram ~ @lwskincare. But I wanted to be more specific and answer any of those lingering questions you may have!
A good mask can be incredible for your skin. They can:
- Brighten the skin
- Calm and soothe
- Clear blemishes
- Pull out impurities from the skin
- Tighten and tone
Here are the different types of masks and how they’ll benefit YOUR skin
The first is a non setting mask. These are masks that do not harden or dry because they are best for hydration. Good examples are cucumber and aloe! A non setting mask is also great for more sensitive skin types. Because they’re meant to moisturize, these masks are not designed to deep clean your skin. They come in a cream or gel and are not only best for a fragile complexion but also for couperose, aging, or dry skin due to the ingredients that can contain seaweed, aloe, and collagen.
The Creamier masks are often used for dryer skin while gel masks are better for sensitive or dehydrated skin. Collagen masks are also amazing at plumping, soothing, and lessening wrinkles.
Next we have setting masks. Which DO harden and make a little shell on the skin!
The first type of setting mask is clay. It works almost like a magnet when it comes to pulling those impurities out of your pores! They are best used on oily and combination skin types.
The second is algae and seaweed masks that usually come in a powder-like form and can be mixed with serum or water. Algae is great for wrinkles and detoxification while seaweed is high in mineral content.
Third we have a thermal mask. This can be formulated by using crystals or gypsum These are like plaster mixed with water and are meant to harden once they set. Once the product is combined with liquid it creates a reaction that causes it to warm up. Heat helps improve circulation! Mature, dry, or dull-looking skin will benefit most from a thermal mask. It is not best for more sensitive skin types, oiler skin, or an acneic complexion.
Paraffin Wax mask is the fourth we’re gonna chat about. This type of mask is also warming to the skin which helps dilate the pores and allows more product absorption. It’s best for dry, dull or aging skin. Paraffin wax has a softening and plumping effect. Also, it’s best to apply the wax on top of a cream!
Custom Designed Masks
Last! We have Custom-designed masks. Which are basically your home remedy masks. Like, eggs, yogurt, milk, avocado, honey, veggies, fruits, oatmeal…They can be beneficial to the skin but just be careful of an allergic reaction if you’re making these! Of course ask your local esthetician if you have any questions about their benefits.
Well, we made it through all the masks folks! I hope this was a good guideline on what is best for your skin!
XO ~ Lori
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