Face masks are one of my favourite skin care products. They’re easy to apply, fun to use and are great at delivering results. My favourite thing about applying a good face mask is the feeling of tightened and toned skin after a single use!
Should everyone use a face mask? Absolutely! Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Another advantage of wearing a face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home!
Every healthy skin care regimen includes daily-use and weekly-use products. You can use a face mask once a week, or you can use it more then that depending on your skin and your skin care concerns. Both men and women can benefit significantly from using a mask and here’s why.
If you have purchased one of our fantastic face masks from Diana Lee Cosmetics, like the Blueberry Delight, Strawberry Shake remember that they were fresh made when you ordered it and should be kept in the fridge. You can take it out about 20 minutes before using just to warm it up a bit. Remember they only last about two weeks. Or the Chocolate Mud Pie Face Mask. It does not need to be refrigerated and will last up to about a month and a half.
5 reasons to apply a face mask right now
RelaxationFace masks don’t just offer results that improve the overall appearance of your skin, they can also be quite therapeutic. When they’re infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, a face mask can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. Using a face mask should be treated as a luxury. Set aside a bit of “me” time when you decide to give yourself a mask. Draw a hot bath, light some candles and let the magic of the mask begin to work. You’ll be drawn into a wonderful sensorial experience that will not only relax the mind and spirit but will also leave you with fabulous looking skin.
Deep cleansingSure, cleansing each day helps to clean your skin by removing dirt, oil, makeup and impurities from the surface of the skin. But did you know that proper masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level? Only a good facial mask can help to draw out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Some people say that their skin goes through a “detoxing” when they use a mask because they actually notice the changes in the skin while this is happening. Masks are incredible at providing this deeper cleansing process that leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel. Who doesn’t love that?
Unclog poresMasking with a product that contains Bentonite clay or Calamine Powder helps to remove dirt and absorb excess oils. It’ll also help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that accumulate on our skin. When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it’ll help to unclog pores too. We all know that clogged pores are nothing but trouble! Yucky stuff gets trapped in our pores and gets pushed deep down into the pore where bacteria can develop. Once that bacteria starts to grow, it’s all over for our skin because we will soon get a blemish, a flurry of breakouts or even one giant pimple that will wreak havoc on our life for several days. Regular face masks help to keep our skin surface clean and our pores unclogged. This is an excellent reason to use your face mask right now!
Glowing skinMasks, especially ones with tingly mint in the formulation, can help stimulate blood circulation. The process of the mask drying on your skin and beginning to harden, along with the removal of the mask causes an expansion in the blood vessels of your skin. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. You’ll be left with softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance. So relax, feel the tingle, breathe in the minty aroma and wait for your skin transformation!
Helps your overall regimenMasking helps all of your other skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums and night time products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is a must. By masking on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
Apply a face mask in 5 simple steps
Step 1: Be prepared to make a mess. If you’re going to apply a facemask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face. Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask. But, hey, that’s the fun of it all!
Step 2: I always recommend starting with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 3: Pat dry your face do not apply the mask to a wet face as the mask might not work as it should when your face is wet. Remember it’s called a face mask for a reason. You should look like you’re wearing a mask when you put it on. Never rub the mask directly into your skin. It should be applied like frosting on a cupcake. Be sure to avoid the eye area, keep your nostrils clear and extend the mask from your face, down your neck and throat. Nothing worse than a young looking face and an old wrinkly neck ,right? I always treat my neck as an extension of my face.
Step 4: Just wait! You can use this 10 to 15 minutes or if using a store bought product red the directions. Now relax, style your hair, check your email…whatever you want. Just be conscientious of the time and follow the directions. If the directions read leave on for up to 15 minutes, then that’s what you need to do. Just don’t leave your face mask on for 20 or 30 minutes. Be sure to follow them exactly.
Step 5: It’s time to remove the mask. Masks are designed to adhere to your skin. You don’t want to be too rough when removing it. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel. It doesn’t get any easier then that when it comes to using mask.
Extra! Top tips two for a happy face mask experience
Beauty tip 1: Before applying your face mask, dab a small amount of eye gel or eye cream around the eyes. This will help to protect this very delicate area from dehydration.
Beauty tip 2: When your face mask mask has dried and it’s time to come off, simply place a warm, wet washcloth over your face and hold it onto your skin for a few seconds. Repeat this a few times to help loosen up and dissolve the face mask from your skin. this tip will make the rinsing off process much easier and gentler for your skin.
***Everyone should introduce masking into their skin care regimen, if they haven’t done so already. For just a few (relaxing) minutes a day, your skin will go through a noticeable transformation that you can see and feel. You may look silly doing it, which makes it all the more fun!
I would love to hear any masking tips you may have. Please leave them for me in the comments section below. And remember, there’s no time like the present to kick your skin care routine up a notch by introducing a face mask!