Face Masks are an important part of your skincare routine. Different types of face masks have different benefits. It really depends on the skin concern, or skin conditions you are trying to target. It’s important to know your skin type. We’re here to break down the different types of masks, and help you choose the right facial mask for you!
What are the Different Types of Masks?
Finding the right mask can be overwhelming, especially with so many different types of masks in the market. Let’s go over the different types of face masks.
Clay masks have many benefits, but the most important use of clay masks is to absorb excess oil and deeply cleanse the pores to prevent breakouts. They regulate sebum production. These types of masks are great for those who have oily skin or are looking for a mask that will prevent breakouts, or for those with clogged pores. They remove impurities from the skin as well as removing excess sebum. Clay masks deeply cleanse the skin, while adding hydration to the skin.
Sheets masks can have many benefits, depending on the type of serum used. They can be antiaging, hydrating, brightening, or detoxifying. You can choose the perfect sheet mask for your specific skin concerns or skin type. What makes sheet masks so amazing for the skin is that they contain a high concentration of serums and active ingredients, and due to the shape of the sheet masks, it’s easier to apply and absorb the serums evenly. After using the sheet mask, you can pat the serum into the skin!
Cream masks have many benefits for the skin, especially for dry and dehydrated skin. They can also gently exfoliate the skin, so they’re great for those with sensitive skin. They remove dead skin cells while adding hydration to dry skin. They sometimes contain hyaluronic acid, which makes them extremely hydrating to the skin. Cream-based masks can be great as an overnight mask to help replenish moisture.
Hydrogel masks, which are the same as sheet masks can work wonders for the skin. You can use under-eye gel patches to remove dark circles and reduce fine lines. They’re refreshing and hydrating, especially if you have an event to attend, or if you didn’t get enough sleep! Gel patches can also be used on the lips, to hydrate the lips, and make them look hydrated. Gel masks can be soothing, hydrating, and soothing. They’re very lightweight and they are perfect for those with oily skin and normal or combination skin types.
Peel Off Mask:
Peel-off masks work in a way similar to clay masks. They work wonders for congested skin, uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and large pores. They help with dull skin, dead skin cells, fine lines and wrinkles, and large pores. They can also get rid of bacteria in the skin and can be great for acne-prone skin. They can also help remove excess oil from the skin. Peel-off masks can also help relieve inflamed skin.
Exfoliating face masks remove dead skin cells. They change dull skin into glowing, new skin. Exfoliating masks can have different consistencies. Some contain hydroxy acids that help dissolve dead skin. Hydroxy acids give the skin a beautiful natural glow. Exfoliating masks can also have a consistency similar to a scrub to gently polish the skin. You will have glowy skin in no time!
What is the best face mask for my skin type?
Dry or dehydrated skin:
For dry skin, or dehydrated skin it’s important to find an ultra-hydrating face mask. Cream-based masks that are rich in oils, hyaluronic acid, or other moisturizing ingredients can help with dry patches or skin in desperate need of hydration. Sheet masks can also be super moisturizing because they contain a concentration of serums. Just pat the serums into your skin, and let your skin dry. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer for the best results.
It’s important for those with oily skin or combination skin to look for a mask that controls excess oil. Peel-off masks or clay masks control oil production, and they also deep clean congested pores. This prevents breakouts.
Hyperpigmentation or Sun Damage:
For those suffering from hyperpigmentation, sun damage, or dark spots, we recommend using brightening masks. Masks containing licorice, arbutin, or kojic acid are great to even out skin tone and treat pigmentation. Brightening sheet masks work fast and provide immediate results. However, brightening masks can come in different formulas. It’s all about the ingredients!
A great antiaging mask can transform your skin! Masks that contain peptides boost collagen production. Retinol or Vitamin A is another great ingredient, that we recommend if you’re looking for a great antiaging face mask. Retinol not only helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but also hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or any sun damage.
Those with acne-prone skin should look for face masks that remove impurities from the skin and treat congested skin. Clay masks and peel-off masks work to remove excess oil, sebum, and impurities. Acne-prone skin also tends to be irritated skin or sensitive skin, so it’s important to find a mask that won’t cause redness or irritation of the skin.
Our Spa Recommendations:
Environ Hydrating Clay Masque:
Our all-time favorite clay mask is the Environ Hydrating Clay Masque. This hydrating mask moisturizes the skin while removing excess oils and impurities. It contains Kaolin clay, which gently exfoliates. It also contains antioxidants and minerals. This creamy clay mask never feels dry or tight and can be left as an overnight mask, when it dries, it becomes transparent so it won’t get on your pillow!. It can be used by any skin type! It has some great antiaging properties so it works to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and it’s perfect at preventing breakouts. It’s great for oily skin because it keeps excess oil under control, and it can be used by those with sensitive skin because it won’t irritate the skin. Apply to clean skin and remove with warm water.
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Bella Reina Power Glow Mask:
The Bella Reina Power Glow mask is a great anti-aging sheet mask. In just 15 minutes, the antioxidants, peptides, and collagen work to plump up the skin, to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s super hydrating, and your skin will be glowing!
Bella Reina Bamboo Sand Exfoliating Mask:
The Bella Reina Bamboo Sand Exfoliating Mask is a natural mask made out of bamboo and Bora Bora sand. Bamboo is rich in silica, which strengthens the skin and also boosts collagen production. It polishes without tearing the skin. It helps remove dead skin and helps the skin renew itself. Bora Bora sand removes any impurities that can cause infection, and it’s also a wonderful exfoliant. It has the same effect as microdermabrasion, without causing irritation to the skin. It’s a lot more gentle. It’s safe for almost all skin types, except for active cystic acne.
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Skin Script Retinol Exfoliating Mask:
The Skin Script Retinol Exfoliating Mask is gentle enough to be used by any skin type, but it’s very effective. The retinol helps boost collagen production which makes it a great anti-aging mask. The retinol also helps unclog pores and break down blackheads. Jojoba beads gently exfoliate, clean, soothe, and help the skin retain moisture. This mask also has kojic acid. It lightens pigmentation and scars. While this mask can be used by all skin types, it’s super effective for those who suffer from hyperpigmentation, or sun damage.
Biodroga Power Moist Mask:
This mask is perfect for those with dry skin or dehydrated skin. This super hydrating mask soothes the skin while nourishing. It also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles due to dryness. It deeply moisturizes the skin and protects sensitive skin. It improves skin texture and leaves you with smooth skin.