Facial masks - home spa
Masks is a nice tool to add to your weekly skincare regimen – for more intensive effect of moisturizing, nourishing, soothing, excess oil absorption, anti-inflammatory, or acne-fighting treatments to the skin. As all of the products, it should be related to your skin type (dry, oily, combination, sensitive) for a maximal benefit of the treatment. If you are still unsure about the specific type, consult the beauty therapist or esthetician. Make a patch test first if your skin is sensitive.
After you have chosen the right mask or prepared it by yourself (there are plenty of homemade recipes in the internet, but you should be always aware of allergic reactions on certain products and of the proper proportions), steaming is the next step. It will open the pores to make the cleansing easier and mask action faster. The optimal time to leave on is 10-15 min, by leaving it for longer you stimulate over moisturization which can lead to pore suffocation. You also should adapt the frequency of the treatments – normally do mask 1-2 times per week, but if your skin is super dry during winter, or very oily in summer, you may apply the mask more often.
There are 6 main types of masks: clay (normal&dry skin), peel-off (most likely for mature&dry), thermal, cream (normal&dry), natural (with fruit and herbal components) and warm-oil (mature&dry). They all have different effects and action, but in the end you will reach desirable aim – have sooth, youthful and refreshed skin!