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Should You Mask??

Jul 9, 2016 | Our Services, Your Skin

It’s safe to say that every woman loves a good pampering session. Yes, ladies love a good facemask, but many of us are still unsure about which ones to use and how to use them. I have put together this convenient list of facemask facts and tips that will help you soak in all the benefits facemasks can offer.  Masks are gently exfoliators; it casts off old skin to reveal a glowing complexion. Masque is a crucial component to any significant skin care regimen.

My Favorite Mask, the Black Clay Mask by Revision
This intensive mask with a moist after-feel deep cleans the skin, ridding it of impurities and excess sebum.

Purifies and soothes skin with unique properties of Silt derived from European freshwater lakes
Contains the highest quality earth clays to unclog pores and absorb excess oil
Leaves skin looking polished and smooth
Helps to noticeably refine the appearance of pores

Lets Figure out which mask you need:

1.  Face masks come is many varieties and forms, all of which cater to varying types of skin. If you’re not sure which face mask your skin would most benefit from, come visit us at Essence Skin Clinic for a skin assessment.

2. Steam is key: Steaming your face beforehand will open up your pores and soften the debris within your pores, making it easier for the dirt and oil to leave your skin.

3. Don’t forget the neck: Your neck and décolletage is just as important as your face, so don’t neglect your neck when applying a facemask.

4. All skin is different: When adding your facemask into your weekly skin regimen, it’s okay to use it once or twice a week. If your skin if is on the oily side in the summer, or very dry in the winter, it’s a good idea to use a mask more frequently.

5. Don’t wait for clay to dry: If you’re using a clay mask, don’t wait for it to completely dry before wiping it off. If you wait for the mask to get dry and flaky, the mask can actually start to draw moisture from your skin, which can cause irritation.

6. The three phases of clay masks: Phase 1 is the damp phase, which is when the skin absorbs the benefits from the mask. Phase 2 is the slightly dry phase, which stimulates the blood flow in your skin. Phase 3 is the period of time when the mask has been on for a bit too long and can cause your skin to become dry, tight and bothered.

7. Avoid over moisturizing: If you end up leaving a face mask on for too long, your instinct may be to lather on the moisturizer, but try not to do that. On fresh and clean skin, too much moisturizer may end up suffocating your pores, so just put on your standard amount.