Let’s face it — it seems like as of lately we’re always wearing masks. From healthy protection covers to beauty masks – and they don’t make us feel pretty.
However, the claim that beauty face masks can improve the appearance and health of your skin is appealing, and it has us all searching for a quick-but-effective skincare fix in mask form. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re the best way to enhance your skin.
The “magic” behind face masks is really quite simple. The ingredients from a face mask are kept longer in contact with your skin – traps the moisture or ingredient in the skin and creates a film that helps to either hydrate, moisturize, dry or exfoliate the skin depending on the ingredients used and its purpose.
Face masks allow ingredients to penetrate better into your skin in a short amount of time. Whether it’s salicylic acid for acne, vitamin C for fine lines or retinoid for brightening dark spots, a face mask can offer a more concentrated dose and more intense version of its ingredients compared to other forms of applications.
We recommend adding a face mask to your skincare routine once or twice a week. Masking should follow cleansing, toning and applying a facial essence. These steps clear impurities and excess oil, provide a base layer of hydration and prep your skin to better absorb the benefits of your face mask.