Face masks are a huge part of my skin care and beauty routine. I probably use face masks 2-4 times a week. I have mud masks, hydrating cream masks and every type of sheet mask you can imagine. I think one of the reasons they are so wonderful is because there will always be a facemask for whatever skin concern you have at the moment. Acne? Try a mud mask. Aging skin? Try a collagen, anti-aging or hydrating face mask. Texture and discolouration? Yup, there are masks for that too. Today I thought it would be fun to share with you all some of my favourite face masks, when I like to use them and what exactly they do. So without further ado, lets get into it!
Mud masks can come in a dried powder form (like the two pictures above) or a “wet” mask that is already a paste. You use these masks by applying them wet and letting them dry on your skin. As they dry they will tighten and help to extract any dirt you had in your pores. Mud masks are amazing for people with acne and oily skin. If you have dry skin you may want to skip these masks, or use them sparingly in problem areas/ as a spot treatment. More often than not I use mud masks as a spot treatment. Every few weeks I will use it all over my whole face as a detox, however it can be very drying so I try not to use them too often. If you use these masks more often than once or twice a week you can run the risk of over-drying your skin, which can lead to irritation or breakouts.
If you have dry skin cream masks will be life savers. These masks are usually on the thicker side and feel like a very heavy moisturizer on the skin. You can use these masks by applying a thick layer to the skin and letting it sit for 15 – 20 minutes, then wash it off with a warm wash cloth. Like I said before if you have dry skin, or live in a very cold winter climate these masks will be a serious godsend. Even though I have oily skin, colder winter weather always seems to make my skin dry and chapped. Every week or so I like to use masks like this to try and combat any dryness during the winter.
These are my favourite type of facemasks! They are gentle enough to use every day (if you want to) and they work very quickly. Sheet masks come as a saturated single use sheet that you lay over your face and leave on for 10-20 minutes (depending on the type of mask). They definitely look a little silly, but that is half the fun! You can find a sheet mask for almost every single skincare concern, which is part of why they are a favourite of mine. At an given time I have 4-6 different types of sheet masks in my house, usually all for different concerns. Lately I’ve been loving these cream sheet masks from Shoppers Drugmart, I find they work so quickly and leave your skin feeling so silky smooth. Another reason I keep the house stocked with sheet masks is that my husband likes using them too (sorry for outing you so publically babe). I think he likes these because they are quick (10-15 minutes), they don’t feel thick or greasy on your skin, and he gets to look a bit like a serial killer with the mask on (some men never fully grow up, my husband is one of those men).
Well everyone, that is my brief rundown of a few different types of face masks and how/when I use them. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! What kind of face masks do you use? What are some of your favourites?
Until next time internet friends,