We recently wrote a couple of blogs on how to build a better skincare routine. While we focused on cleansing, toning and treating, we didn’t go into much depth about the value of using masks. It can be an overwhelming part of skincare because of the vast variety of options.
How do you choose a mask?
There’s no right mask for every single person, nor is there only one mask that will always be right for your skin. You should choose a mask based on what your skincare concerns are at the moment. This will change throughout your lifetime due to internal and external factors, including the weather or climate you live in, your diet and stress level, and of course, your genetic makeup.
If your skin is dry and flaky, give is ishga Exfoliating Face Mask a try. It consists of pure high quality Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed powder combined with natural Hebridean sea water. It is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and trace elements and is recognised for its ability to revitalize, repair, and moisturise giving a feeling of new skin. The fine seaweed grains also gently exfoliate and remove dead skin cells promoting a healthy, radiant appearance. Ideal for all skin types.
If your skin is showing signs of inflammation, including spots, try ESPA Essential Cleansing Mask. It’s a deeply cleansing, mineral-rich clay mask that helps purify and balance excess oils, while hydrating and calming skin. Kaolin Clay and Rose Geranium help clear excess oils, impurities and congestion, Benzoin nourishes, while soothing Rose Damascena and Marshmallow softens and calms.
If your skin has an uneven skin tone due to past spots or sun damage ESPA Skin Radiance Mask will help. It’s a brightening mask that works to refine and revitalise skin, helping to reveal a smooth, radiant complexion. Mulberry, Bearberry and Liquorice help visibly brighten and even skin tone, while Pumpkin Enzymes gently sweep away dull cells for fresher, softer skin.
How do you use a mask?
Although this greatly depends on the individual product, you should always apply a mask onto clean skin with clean hands or brushes. Most products have directions on the bottle or box, which should be followed closely as to not cause your skin harm.
How often should you use a mask?
We recommend using a mask 1-3 times a week, depending on how your skin reacts to treatments. It’s important to pay attention to what your skin’s telling you. For example, if you’re using an exfoliating mask three times a week and your skin become irritated, dial back to once per week.
If you’re still struggling to choose a mask, our Therapists are always here to help guide your skincare needs.
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