What’s your skincare routine? For minimalists, it’s all about the basics. That means cleansing, toning, and moisturising. And of course, using sunscreen daily.
For others though, skincare means going the extra mile – regular facials, a 10-step routine, and more. But there is a middle ground. If you want something that’s simple but still feel pampering, a facial mask will do the trick.
But what type of facial mask should you add to your routine? Here are some tried and tested tips to help you find the best face masks for your skin. First things first: Do you know your skin type?
Finding the best face mask isn’t that different from choosing a moisturiser. Or any other skincare product for that matter. You have to go for products that match your skin type. Having said that, let’s talk about how you can find the right face masks based on your skin type.
You’re lucky if you have normal skin. Since it’s not too dry or too oily, you can get away with trying different types of face masks. But make sure you don’t go overboard with clay masks or other masks made for oily skin. You don’t want to suck up all the moisture in your face. The goal is to keep your skin plump and hydrated.
If you have combination skin though, you’ll want to stay away from masks that are super hydrating. Well, at least for your T-zone. But there’s a workaround for this. You can use one type of mask for your T-zone and another type of mask for the other parts of your face. Or you can use masks made for combination skin. You can even make your own mask.
Dry skin sufferers know that a heavy duty moisturiser isn’t enough. Which is why a good hydrating face mask is a must. So what makes a good hydrating mask? You have to look at the ingredients. Most hydrating masks have humectants such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and so on. These are ingredients that prevent the loss of moisture from your skin.
While clay masks can dry out the skin, there are newer formulations worth trying. These are gentler and won’t strip your skin of all its facial oils. Mud mask, for example, has kaolin. But it also has organic rosehip oil, which is a powerful moisturiser. It’s a nice balancing mask that will help your face get rid of the shininess. But at the same time will give it a nice, well-moisturised glow.