Facial masks are a great way to take your skin care regimen to the next level. Used once or twice a week, they have a deep cleansing effect on your skin. They can also tighten and unclog pores, brighten your complexion or even exfoliate the skin’s surface. There are a multitude of different types of facial masks available, so it can be difficult and even confusing to choose the right one for you. The best way to find the ideal facial mask is to first determine what your skin type is. This can be normal, oily, dry, combination or sensitive and there are masks designed to suit each one. Choosing the right mask will ensure you get the most of the beneficial effects it has to offer. Here are the best types of masks to choose based on your personal skin type.
If you have a normal skin type, consider yourself lucky. This would mean that your skin is neither too oily nor too dry and it isn’t sensitive. If this is the case, then you have a ton of facial mask options. Since you don’t have to worry about countering any complexion issues, you can focus on finding a mask that enhances you’re skins radiance.
Oily and combination skin
You’ll know if you have an oily skin type if you notice your skin tends to produce extra oil and leaves a shiny appearance. Combination skin can be a bit trickier to detect because it can be oily, but also dry in the T-zone. If you have either of these skin types, try a mud mask. Mud is highly effective at removing excess oil, purging your pores and eradicating blackheads. It’s a perfect way to detoxify, but also not overly dry out the skin in the process.
Dry skin types are the exact opposite of oily. The skin doesn’t produce enough oil which can leave it feeling tight and looking dull or flaky. You want to find a mask that will infuse moisture back into the skin. Choose a mask specifically formulated for hydration and it will rejuvenate your skin and leave it feeling soft and supple.
People with sensitive skin should be very careful with masks. You probably have sensitive skin if you notice that many products break you out or cause itchy, inflamed reactions. You might even be sensitive to the weather. Look for a facial mask that says it’s gentle and formulated specifically for the sensitive skin type. Scan the ingredients list and make sure it doesn’t include anything you’ve reacted to in the past – including artificial fragrances. Remember that the skin on your face is extra sensitive and to be safe, you might want to test the product on your forearm first.
With any of the skin types, you might be feeling like your skin is looking a little dull. If this is the case, opt for an exfoliating mask. These will typically be peel off masks that feature fruit extracts to naturally exfoliate your skin.