Get the ultimate results from you face mask with these four simple steps.
Put down the chocolate bar babe and spend your next indulgent self-love evening devouring a face mask instead. Masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help exfoliate, remove excess oils, improve the appearance of your pores and so much more. According to the Korean Beauty rule book as well as tons of celeb facialists, you should mask regularly. At least once a week to really reap the rewards.
Knowing how to apply your mask is SO important if you’re going to start adding them into your weekly routine. If you do it incorrectly, you can actually cause more harm than good to your skin. In today’s post we’re breaking down everything you need to know about having the perfect home facial.
#1 Understand your skin type
Whenever you buy a mask, the most important thing is to check if it matches your skin type. You want to find a mask that works for your skin and contains all those good ingredients that tackle your skin concerns. If it contains the wrong ingredients, it could end up having a bad reaction to your skin or simply not having any effect at all. For example, our Yellow Clay Mask contains anti-inflammatory properties designed to nourish and heal sensitive, acne-prone skin while our Black Clay Mask is super strong and made to tackle blackheads and pimples.
#2 Prep Your Skin
Skincare is an art, are we right ladies? And nobody rushes art. There’s preparation that goes into this process and that’s exactly the case when it comes to facial masks. Start with a blank canvas and always cleanse your skin to ensure there’s no dirt or bacteria sitting on the surface of the skin before applying a mask. When you start with a clean surface, it allows the mask to target and penetrate deeper into your skin. To get the ultimate results from your mask try a Gypsy Rose Face Steam first. This steams open the pores letting those bio-actives sink right in.
#3 Read Instructions
We know, we know. Who wants to bother reading the instructions for ANYTHING? But unlike a new TV, phone or microwave, not following the correct rules for a mask could cause a bad reaction for your skin. Most masks come with a guide on how to apply it and also how long it should be left on the skin. Guidelines are there for a reason, and if you leave your mask on too long it could aggravate your skin or, in the case of clay masks, dry out your skin.
#4 The Follow Up
Depending on the type of mask you’re using, you’ll need to apply different aftercare products. For example, if your mask is detoxifying and contains clay this could be quite drying, so make sure you follow with a hydrating product like our Lotus and Wild Rose Bioactive Beauty Oil. If your mask contains exfoliating ingredients make sure you avoid using harsh ingredients like retinol or AHAs straight after, as you could end up over-exfoliating and drying out your skin.