It would be really helpful if you put on your mask
Everything that you need to know about face masks
As a kid, you often needed a boost. If you wanted to steal sugary, salty snacks from the top of the fridge, you used a stool or chair to give you a boost. To dine at the adult table during family gatherings, you may have used a cushion or chair that gave you a boost. Those boosts helped you to get and do the things that you wanted. They made life easier with quick fixes or results.
In skincare, you may have heard about boosters. A skin booster is an “aesthetic medicine treatment that uses the hydrophilic properties of hyaluronic acid to deeply rehydrate the skin.” By this definition, you may need to visit a dermatologist to get the boost that your skin needs, right? But what about out-of-office boosters? Do they exist? If you ask us, the answer is yes - face masks. You know, the poster skincare treatment of self-care Saturdays and Sundays?
We love a good face mask and cannot live without our Masktini Twilight Zone Tahitian Detox Mask. Bamboo charcoal and Tahitian black pearl rid your skin of impurities and resurface rough, dry skin. Despite the benefits posed by our face mask, you must know that not all face masks are the same. Meaning, each face mask has a different skincare benefit. With that said, let’s answer a controversial question:
Are face masks worth the spend?
To be clear, our immediate answer to this question is yes. Any skincare product that works for our skin is worth the investment. But we are biased skincare enthusiasts over here! Before investing in any skincare product, you need to decide why you need it. If you buy a product because some major influencer posted about it, that is not a good enough reason to buy it. Why? If someone promoted an acne-clearing serum, but you do not have acne, you would waste money buying it, no? Yes, that is an extreme example but you get the point. Buy what you need.
As mentioned, not all face masks are the same. Generally, they come in three types:
1. Clay, sulfur, or mud masks
A popular clay mask is Indian Healing Clay. This is a deep-cleansing DIY face mask that needs extra ingredients to work since it comes in powder form. Depending on your skin issues, you can put together a face mask that will work for you. If you want brighter skin, for example, you can combine this mask with lemon and honey. For deeper detoxification, mix with apple cider vinegar to whisk away all impurities! Clay face masks are perfect for removing oil and impurities that lead to breakouts.
2. Sheet masks
If you are deep into skincare, you know that sheet masks became popular with the surge of K-Beauty. During a visit to your local pharmacy, you will see an array of sheet face masks. Some will brighten your skin; others will exfoliate your skin. Ultimately, the sheet face mask restores moisture to your skin. All sheet face masks contain antioxidants. These are nutrients that help to calm skin inflammation. Apart from targeting skin inflammation, antioxidants:
- Firm your skin
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Repair sun damage
The most powerful benefit of a sheet face mask is its ability to hydrate your skin. If you suffer from rough, dry skin, a sheet face mask a day will keep the ugliness away. And that is what the medical esthetician ordered!
3. Overnight renewal masks
Again, we love our Masktini Twilight Zone Tahitian Detox Mask. While you can use this face mask at any time, it can be perfect for overnight renewal. This mask gently exfoliates your skin and reveals new skin that is calm, clear, and smooth. Other overnight renewal face masks on the market may yield similar results. Sleep time is when your skin and body regenerates itself. This is why your nighttime skincare routine is that much more critical. As mentioned, one of the biggest skincare issues is rough, dry skin. Most overnight face masks deliver hydration and leave your skin feeling refreshed.
So, if you care about your skin and want a boost to your skincare routine, a face mask is worth the investment. Sure, it will not solve all your skin’s issues - let’s be real, no one product will. But it will give your skin the extra love that it deserves. What are some of your favorite types of face masks to use? We want to hear from you in the comment section below. Until next time, show your skin that you care about it with a face mask! You deserve it.