Face masks are an easy and inexpensive way to perk up your skin and pamper yourself. Different types of masks can be purchased (or made at home) to accomplish many different skin benefits. In order to apply your mask effectively, you will first want to prep your skin, then carefully apply your mask. You will also want to gather the right materials. With just a little effort and time, you can have healthy, glowing skin.
What you will need?
Prepare your mask or purchase one based on your objectives, for an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant mask, consider the Aroma Rooibos Face Mask
Get the tools, brush, face cloth, and timer
Steps for Applying the Face Mask
Wash your face - Before you apply your mask, be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly. Using warm water and your favorite facial cleanser, remove any makeup, dirt, and oil. Do not apply moisturizer and for best performance use a custom body wash.
Exfoliate - If it has been a while since you last exfoliated, it is a good idea to do so before you apply your mask. It removes the dead skin cells and helps your mask absorb better.
Open your skin pores - Your mask will do the best if you open your pores before applying it. The simplest way to do this is to take a hot shower before applying your mask or steaming via a hot face cloth.
Apply the mask - Using a paintbrush (or another soft-bristled wide brush) or your fingertips apply the mask evenly to your face. If you do not have a brush and plan to use your fingertips, then make sure your hands are clean before applying the mask. Be sure that the application of the product is even and smooth. Avoid going too close to your eyes or mouth, but don’t forget your neck.
Set the timer - The length of time you will leave on your mask will vary based on the type of mask you are using, and the type of skin you have. In general, 10 -15 minutes is a good average for most masks. Set a timer for yourself and relax.
Remove the mask - After the proper waiting time, use warm water and a washcloth to gently remove the mask. Be sure to gently wipe away the mask from around your hairline and under your chin.
Apply Toner and Moisturizer/ Serum - Use a cotton ball to apply toner to your face and neck. This shrinks your pores and locks in all the benefits of your mask. Finally, apply a bit of your favorite moisturizer or serum.
It is important to avoid using clay masks too often because it can irritate your skin. However, using a clay mask can be a refreshing treatment for your skin. Use a clay mask only once per week to reduce the chances of irritation and less often in the drier winter months.