Who doesn’t like to have a nice pamper routine from time to time? Performing small care rituals can be very beneficial, both for the skin and for the mind, soul and general health. Face masks are an integral part of the spa ritual that you can enjoy at home, because they are very simple and easy to use, but at the same time they allow us to feel like we are on a luxurious treatment and make our skin soft and fragrant. We have put together some of the best face masks that you will love to use during your self-care or skincare routine.
1. Hydrating and creamy face masks
The face mask should always be adapted to the type and condition of the skin in order to achieve the optimal effect. In some cases, aggressive masks can do more harm than good (for example, if you use clay masks on dry skin), so it is necessary to choose them carefully. In case you have dry skin (either on the whole face or only on certain parts), it is necessary to use hydrating, creamy face masks that will not have a drying effect. Dry skin is prone to redness and irritation, so you want to avoid all potential irritants. Instead, choose a mask with gentle, moisturizing ingredients that will provide the skin with a sufficient level of water and oil and make it soft and moisturized.
Some examples of creamy face masks that are suitable for dry skin are Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Overnight Firming Mask and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask that you can leave on your face overnight.
2. Clay masks
As we mentioned, clay masks are absolutely not adapted to dry skin, because they have drying properties. However, if you have oily skin it will adore clay masks! Clay has the ability to absorb excess sebum, mattifies the skin, and reduces the visibility of the pores. It can also help fight acne, which is common in people with oily skin. First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask face mask contains red clay which will be of great help for your oily skin or oily T zone. Leave it on the skin for a few minutes, then rinse it off. In the meantime, you can read a few pages of the book or use some of the skincare tips provided by experts at Sanna Skin Studios, run by Esther Prager Miami Beach owner
3. Exfoliating masks
If you have acne-prone skin, it is necessary to regularly exfoliate the skin in order to remove the surface layer of dead cells and enable the skin to better absorb the active ingredients. An example of such a mask is The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque which can suit different skin types and which will help to remove persistent pimples if you fit it optimally into the rest of your skincare routine.
Self-care should become a necessary part of our lives. It allows us to dedicate ourselves and enjoy for a few minutes or hours the activities we love. Doing a skincare routine and pampering yourself can help us feel much better and completely relax after a long working day while watching a movie and enjoying an effective, fragrant face mask.