How to Choose the Right Face Mask
Mud masks, clay masks, sheet masks, gel masks, sleep masks, peel off masks…OMG!
It is truly overwhelming just how many types of face masks are out there. So how are you supposed to identify just what type of face mask is right for your skin? The answer is that it really just depends on exactly that: your skin.
Your skin type and your skin problems are exactly what dictate the type of mask you should be using. With that said how much time you have to wear the mask is probably something you should really consider as well. So, let’s jump right into the world of face masks.
If your skin needs some serious healing and exfoliating, mud masks are exactly what you need. The minerals in muds, particularly Dead Sea Mud, are incredibly healing for the skin. As for the famed Dead Sea Mud itself, it uses 21 essential minerals to cleanse, heal, and nourish skin. If it’s a Mud Mask that you need then try the Purifying Dead Sea Mud Mask.
Clay Masks are best for oily skin, and to some extent combination skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin the clay absorbs excess oil from skin’s surface. Clay Masks also draw out grime and grease without stripping the skin of its moisture, while also drawing out dirt from congested pores. Our Yellow Clay Mask with Rhassoul Clay and Bentonite Clay is designed to eradicate acne on a professional level. If you have oily skin, the ultra-absorbing nature and ability to control sebum production, this mask is for you.
For dry skin, Gel Masks are the way to go. The soothing, cooling effect of a Gel Mask is great for dry and sensitive skin types that need extra hydration before firming and detoxifying the skin. Many Gel Masks are infused with collagen and antioxidants that help the skin with recovery as well. We recommend our Nourishing Watermelon & Vitamin C Gel Face Mask which is packed with natural, nutritious vitamins that help tone, hydrate, and balance your skin.
While not typically associated with any particular skin type or condition, save perhaps the signs of aging, Sleep Masks are designed to give your skin a regenerating, hydrating, and nourishing boost overnight. It is a convenient time saver to your skincare regimen during the day and really delivers in a way that other masks can’t because the longer time period gives the ingredients more time to work. And no. they won’t make your pillowcase greasy as they are usually lighter in texture.
These masks are a little more for fun than they are effective relative to other types of Face Masks. They originate in Korea and are infused with serums rather than creams. Sheet Masks are usually made from some kind of paper or cotton that is saturated with effective ingredients. There are lots of different sheet masks to suit different skin types depending on the ingredients they contain. You leave the mask on your face for a while so that the ingredients can sink into skin. A sheet mask is fun to use but doesn’t necessarily provide more benefit than traditional masks.
Peel Off MaskIf you are looking for a quick fix detoxifying face mask, Peel Off Masks are your best bet. Peel Off Masks quickly and gently remove a thin layer of dead skin cells and surface dirt from the pores, leaving the skin feeling smooth.
Unlike Clay Masks, Peel Off Masks cannot deeply penetrate pores to blackheads and dirt out of them. You do need to be wary of using DIY Peel Off Mask recipes because many of them are actually harmful for skin, calling for glue and even superglue to be used as a base. Unsurprisingly this is damaging for skin and causes irritation.
And please, remember to check out all of our face masks right here!