When it comes to good skin care, using a mask along with your daily regime can improve your skin’s texture and appearance. As I mentioned previously, masks should be part of everyone’s routine. Masks provide an intensive burst of nourishing and therapeutic skin care ingredients in a highly concentrated form. Another advantage is how a mask treatment helps you slow down and take time for yourself.
But what kind of mask is best for you? Because we all have different needs, I’ll show you how to pick the mask best suited for your skin type.
Before you buy another product, take a good look at your skin and determine what improvements you’d like to see. If your skin is dry, you need a hydrating mask. This will be a mask that has water-retaining ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avocado, or shea butter.
Conversely, oily skin needs something that removes excess oil. Since large pores can easily get clogged up, the solution here is a mask that reduces pore size.
If wrinkles are your biggest concern, masks with Vitamins C and E can minimize the appearance of fine lines. These masks work to protect your skin from pollution and sun damage, things known to cause aging.
Now maybe you’re one of those lucky people with naturally good skin. But this doesn’t mean a mask can’t make things better! Even good skin gets dull and there are brightening masks to liven you up! My favorite mask contains cica and peptides – ingredients that relieve irritated skin, strengthen the skin barrier and gently moisturize. (Fun fact – cica was named “tiger grass” after tigers were discovered rolling in it to heal their wounds.)
In general, the benefits of masks are temporary. Some should be used more or less often than others. It’s also important to consider any over-the-counter or prescription medications you take to see if the side effects could include skin alterations. For sure, you always want to cleanse before and moisturize after your mask application. Just know that the benefits are worth it!
If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to talk to you about your goals and desires where your skin is concerned. As I said earlier one of the things I love about being part of Avon is how I get to help people look and feel their best!