In pharmacies, cosmetics stores and even on the internet, facial masks have been successful, becoming an essential part of the skincare process. The application of masks promotes benefits that go beyond a balanced skin: the routine also allows health care, a moment of relaxation and connection with you.
Facial masks: different purposes for different skin types
There is a variety of types and textures of facial masks, which contemplate each of the various types of skin that exist. So, before you go out there experiencing everything that is like, get to know your skin!
The tip is to observe it to find out if it is part of the dry, oily team or if it is mixed: oily only in the “T” area of the face (which includes: forehead, nose and chin). Thus, it is easy to find out what the focus of the chosen mask will be.
Some masks treat open pores, moisturizers, which reduce oiliness, those that serve to lighten stains…
Within this variety of types of facial masks we have separated some tips:
If your skin is always shining and with open pores, your focus will be on masks with vegetable actives, designed just to reduce the appearance of oil on your face.
Dry skin has little elasticity and more visible expression marks. They are usually mature skins (from 40 years of age), or that are exposed daily to extreme conditions, either from cold or from heat. Therefore, the ideal masks are those that return the necessary nutrients to the epidermis, guaranteeing a luminous face with attenuated marks.
The masks indicated are violet clay, rich in magnesium, and yellow, rich in silicon and stimulant, in addition to gold, which hydrates and revitalize the skin, smoothing expression lines.
Skin with spots
Do you know the spots and marks that appear on the skin, mainly because of the sun? There are masks designed to reduce them too! These are whitening masks, rich in antioxidants and vitamins of type A, C or E in their composition.
In this situation, the mask tips are silverware, which invigorates the skin by working the internal circulation, promoting a rejuvenated skin appearance. In addition to these, the chocolate ones are also efficient, especially when dealing with dark circles, reducing the apparent fatigue of the skin.
The skins said to be “normal” are those that have a balance between the sebaceous and water parts, so that they do not show shine or excess dryness. As you would expect, this is the easiest type of skin to care for.
There are still people looking for masks capable of preventing wrinkles or softening expression marks, in which case one should opt for masks that stimulate collagen, such as pearl and gold.
Types of masks
The cosmetics market has increasingly invested in innovations within the field of facial masks so that their textures can present themselves in different ways. In addition to the forms already mentioned (such as clay), they can be presented as:
They are generally liquid masks, which after the application form a film, transforming into a type of second super thin skin. Peel off masks offer up to three times more effective than traditional facial masks, and mainly promote skin cleansing and toning.
They serve both oily and dry skin, as the active ingredients effectively penetrate this type of skin.
Coming directly from the Korean beauty routine, the sheet mask is that mask that you have most likely seen in skincare tutorials.
It has a texture that resembles a reinforced tissue paper, and comes with the shape of the face, with open spaces for the lips, nostrils and eyes.
The advantage is that the product is already ready, just apply and read the instructions on how long the mask should be acting. This mask is widely used within one of the steps of K-Beauty. Get to know the other steps of the Korean beauty routine.
Masks of this type usually come in packs with content for more than one application, unlike the sheet mask packs, which are usually single-use.
Also, cream masks commonly request that water be used for their removal.
And do not forget that the use of facial masks does not rule out the need for daily care such as hygiene, hydrationand application of sunscreen.
In addition to these types of masks, you can also choose to include natural products in your care routine. The world of natural cosmetics has been encouraging more responsible and ecological thinking, including in the beauty routine.