Many of you may be new to understanding skincare and how to properly treat your skin with a face mask. Consumers today are bombarded daily with hundreds of ads and promotions, making it extremely difficult to know what the right face mask can be for them.
First, many of you might not know what a face mask is. It’s simple. Face masks (or Facial Masks) come in all types, but they are basically a skin treatment that you leave on your face for a certain amount of time then wash off. Face Masks can remove toxins from your skin, help pull the dirt and impurities out of your clogged pores - like blackheads, lighten your skin, reduce wrinkles, moisturize or balance your skin. Depending on the mask you choose, it can perform a variety of skin treatments. The best face mask - is the one that’s right for YOU.
First, decide what type of skin you have so you can better choose the mask that suits you. Do you suffer from oily skin or dry skin? Do you breakout easily and have sensitive skin or redness or roseacea? Maybe you have combination skin - its all ok. There is a specially formulated mask out there to help all skin types.
Even if you suffer from acne, your face mask should be calming and balancing - meaning they contain ingredients that help reduce redness and allergic reactions. Natural face masks tend to solve these problems best. Acid Peels and harsh chemicals are typically NOT a good way to treat your skin.
Key ingredients to look for in a good facial mask would be:
Oatmeal - natural anti-inflammatory and skin softener
Chamomile - a natural anti-inflammatory, reduces redness and inflammation
Rosemary - Natural antibiotic, anti-microbial, astringent (great for acne)
Aloe Vera - natural skin healer, helps repair damaged cells or acne scars
Lavender: natural anti-microbial and astringent
Marshmallow ( the herb - not the desert) - helps reduce redness and inflamattion
Green Tea - helps repair cellular damage to skin cells
Vitamins - A, C, E - all help repair skin and nourish
And that’s it! not too much to worry about - just remember these quick tips to find the best face mask for you!