Face masks have been around for a long time, and there’s no better way to spend 20 minutes than catching up on your social media accounts with a face mask applied. Face masks off the spa experience at home, and with deep cleansing and exfoliation, peel off the mask and your skin feels healthy and glowing. Here is a brief rundown on the various types of face mask, along with some recommendations on usage.
Peel-Off Face Masks
There are peel-off face masks that are suitable for all skin types, dry, oily, or otherwise, and they can be removed after 20 minutes, and with no rinsing off, you can apply your make-up straight away, without having to wash or remove any solution from your skin. There are online companies that produce face masks (or ผลิต มาร์ค หน้า in Thai) of varying types, and a little trial and error should help you find one that really works for you.
Clay & Mud Face Packs
These are ideal to detox the skin, as these face packs help to pull impurities from the skin, while deep cleansing at the same time. While they do require care when applying, and can be a little messy when removing, they do deep clean the pores of your skin very effectively. You must be careful not to dehydrate the skin by leaving the mask on too long, and you can even splash a little water on the mask after 5-10 minutes, which will keep the mask moist.
Not to be confused with regular face masks, these serum-soaked fabric sheets actually deep nourish the skin. The serum contains essential amino acids, minerals & vitamins, which soak deep into your skin when applied for 15-20 minutes. This innovative way to nourish skin was created by the Japanese and South Koreans and has long been a firm favourite for Asian women, while it is only recently that sheet mask use has taken off in western countries. You are recommended to apply a sheet mask once a week, which will nourish your skin, while face masks will deep clean and exfoliate, and they should both be used, as each has a different purpose.
Overnight Face Masks
These are for moisturising the skin, and are great if you have excessively oily or dry skin. While you sleep, the serum goes to work, and while they feel a little strange at first, it soon becomes second nature.
Ideal if you have puffy eyes, these small, moon-shaped patches are applied under the eyes, and they offer better results than cucumber. Eye masks are also good for removing dark patches under the eyes, and they can be obtained from one of many reputable online skin care suppliers.
As you can see, there are many different types of mask that are used to clean, nourish and moisturise our skin, and for millions of women around the world, face masks are an integral part of their daily skin care routine.