How to Choose the Best Facial Mask
Only you can decide what works for you
Your best skin care routine depends on your skin type and your lifestyle. So many of us are busy and it can be all too tempting to cut down on skin care – especially if it’s time consuming.
Facial masks, where ingredients are applied to the face, left to work their magic, and then washed away, can be a wonderful, soothing, and refreshing addition to your skin care routine, but they can also take a lot of time.
No one has hours to devote to mixing up ingredients and then sitting around with a facial mask on waiting for skin to be toned and tightened.
Thankfully, you don’t have to mix your own (even natural facial masks can be purchased) and you don’t have to spend a lot of time on a mask. You can do one in about ten minutes, some in five.
Here are some great tips on how to choose the best facial mask for you.
The best facial mask will be one that you fits your skin type and is convenient enough that you will actually want to use it.
What are you hoping to accomplish?
Masks come in different forms and offer varying results such as: masks meant to tighten your skin, masks that can hydrate, or those that can cleanse problem skin. If you have combination skin, you’ll want to get a mask made for that type of skin.
Collagen masks are meant to soothe wrinkles and keep the skin looking more youthful. These masks are usually a cream that you can apply or that comes in sheet masks. You can get the sheet masks in single or multi-packs and they’re fast and easy to use, though some of them can be expensive, depending on which one you buy. Collagen masks are best for someone who wants smoother skin.
Look for natural ingredients
The best facial mask will use ingredients that are as close to nature as possible. You’ll see an ingredient list like cucumber, lemon, avocado, honey and some even have a hint of cinnamon. See the previous article for more about honey, oatmeal, and avocado masks.
The more natural a facial mask is, the better it will be on your skin. If you have a problem with skin tone that tends to be darker in some areas but lighter in others, you can even find facial masks to give your skin a more even coloration.
These are called whitening facial masks and can be done either at a day spa or salon or even purchased and used in the comfort of your own home. If you have dry skin, you do want to be cautious using masks that even out skin tone.
Go old-school with a peel-off mask
Peel-off masks are still as popular today as they have been in years past. These types of masks can come in powder form and require them to be mixed with water. Once they’re mixed, users just apply the mixture to the skin using an applicator stick.
The mixture will gently harden on the face, creating a mask. When the time is up, you just remove the mask by peeling it away as a whole. A benefit of this type of mask is that they’re inexpensive, can help with blemishes (like blackheads), and are easy to use.
Did you know that you can even buy facial masks that were made for stressed skin? Stressed skin is skin that’s been damaged by factors like overexposure to the sun, scars (such as acne scars), and even damaged by stressful living.
The best facial mask for your face is one that is as close to natural as possible, made for your skin type and one that you’ll want to use because it’s easy and keeps your skin younger looking. While no skin care routine can prevent aging completely, you can certainly keep it from showing up on your face.
How to choose the best facial mask? Only you can decide. It may take some trial and error, but you can have fun pampering yourself as you experiment to see what’s best for you.