10 Types of Face Masks and How to Find The Perfect One
Charcoal masks, gold masks, glitter masks, face masks have been around so long that they are taking on newer forms everyday. Before going ahead and picking out fancy face masks, it is best to understand which one is for you. Let’s break them down, shall we?
Who doesn’t love a pampering session? Especially if it draws out impurities and leaves your skin feel super-soft and radiant. Facial masks hydrate your skin, remove dead skin, tone your face and remove any tanning the sun may have caused.
What is important while picking out a face mask is finding the right type for your skin.
Types of Face Masks and What They Do
1. Cream Face Masks
Cream masks are heavily moisturising and mostly have an oil base. They will usually contain hyaluronic acid which will moisturize dry skin cells, making them plump by retaining the moisture. If you have dry skin, look for a cream face mask containing hyaluronic acid. Some of the newer cream masks containing algae extracts help to tighten and firm the skin.
2. Sheet Masks
Sheet masks have taken over the world, especially the social media world with most bloggers donning these. It is recommended that you do not rinse the residue of the sheet masks after use, instead seal in the liquid with a good moisturizer.
3. Clay Masks
Clay masks are occlusive, just like sheet masks. This basically means they close the skin off to air. This makes your brain naturally send skin plumpers to the skin that is covered. At the same time, the ingredients in the mask, detox and nourish the skin. If you have acne, look for a clay mask that mentions clarifying ingredients or sulfur to treat your breakouts and prevent redness.
4. Peel-off Masks
Remember your mum using these as a kid and you’d love to peel them off for her? Peel-off masks come in paraffin wax, gel or plastic bases. The tighten the skin temporarily and also stimulate blood circulation. Certain peel-off masks also claim to remove blackheads, like the new charcoal mask.