Face masks can play an important role in keeping your skin looking fresh and radiant. Whether you have dry, oily or combination skin, there's a mask formulated just for you. We're going over some tips on how to make your face mask go the extra mile.
Cleanse your skin beforehand
Thoroughly cleansing your face before applying a mask is vital. If you skip this step, you run the risk of trapping dirt, oil and impurities in your skin.
Keep an eye on the clock
Pay attention to how long you leave your mask on. If you opt for a clay mask, leaving it on too long can actually dehydrate your skin and leaving on a moisturizing mask too long can clog your pores and lead to breakouts.
- Sheet masks should be taken off before the 20 minute mark.
- Charcoal and Clay Masks should be rinsed off before they start to flake.
- Moisturizing masks should be washed off no longer than 30 minutes after application.
Don't waste product
We're all about being frugal and making the most of our beauty products. If you're using a sheet mask, don't forget to pat the excess product into your skin after you take it off. This step helps your face absorb the beneficial serum long after the mask is removed.
After you remove your mask, your skin feels amazing and smooth, but that doesn't mean you can skip your moisturizer. This is a step that a lot of people skip, but moisturizing afterwards is vital to seal in all the face mask goodness your skin has soaked in.