7 Reasons to Start Using a Facial Cleansing Mask
Out of all the beauty products out there, face masks are my favorite skin care product. They are simple to use and deliver immediate results. So, should you be using one? Yes!
Everyone, including men, can benefit from using a face mask and should introduce masking into their skin care regimen.
For just 10 minutes, once or twice a week, your skin will go through a transformation that you can see and feel right after you rinse away the dried clay.
Face masks come in a variety of formulations to suite every skin type and they are the perfect treatment for many skin concerns including dehydrated, dry, fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, acne, and blackheads.
The right face mask will pull out impurities, hydrate skin, exfoliate, remove dead skin cells, improve the appearance of pores, and remove excess oils. They tighten, tone, soften and smooth skin after each use. Here are five reasons to start playing in the mud:
Benefits of Using Face Masks
1. Deep Cleansing
When you cleans your skin you remove the dirt, oil, makeup and impurities from the surface of the skin. Face masking takes the cleansing process to the next level by drawing out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Masks are incredible at providing a deep cleansing that leads to an improvement in the texture of the skin and the appearance of pores that you can see and feel right away.
2. Unclog Pores
If you have large pores or are prone to blackheads, than masking is a must. Look for facial mask specifically formulated to help absorb excess oil while removing dirt and dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface of the skin. When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it helps unclog the pores. Face masking regularly will help to keep your skin clean and pores unclogged. For oily acne prone skin, this is an excellent reason to start using a face mask today.
Facial masks contain exfoliating ingredients to help remove dead skin cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin.
4. Radiant Skin
Face masks improve the overall texture and tone of your skin because they help stimulate blood circulation. You’re left with smooth soft skin and you’ll notice a radiant glow and a refreshed appearance after every use.
5. Hydration & Anti-Aging
Many facial masks are formulated with ingredients that help to hydrate and moisturize the skin while reducing the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.
6. Allows Your Other Products to Work More Efficiently
If you want your facial creams and lotions to work efficiently, than face masks are a must. Why hydrate dead skin? Using a facial mask that removes impurities from the skin allows your facial moisturizing products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper. Face masking on a regular basis, ensures 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.
7. Relaxation (Self-Care Time)
Face masking can be therapeutic especially when they are formulated with natural plant based ingredients that lift your spirits and stimulate all of your senses. It’s a day spa at home – a luxury and it gives you the much needed self-care time. The experience will not only relax your mind and spirit, but it also leaves you with fabulous looking skin.
How to Apply a Face Mask in 4 Simple Steps
Step 1: Gently cleanse your face to remove the surface dirt, makeup and oil before applying the scrub. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 2: Leave your face and hands slightly damp and apply your mask directly onto your damp face, neck and throat areas. Apply the mask as if you were frosting a cake. Do not rub or push the mask directly into your skin. Avoid the eye and nostril areas.
Step 3: Just sit back and relax for ten minutes. Just be conscientious of the time and follow the directions. The mask should still be slightly damp when it’s time to remove. Don’t wait until it is completely dry before removing. Leave it on too long could damage your skin.
Step 4: It’s time to remove the mask. To help loosen up and dissolve the face mask from your skin, simply place a warm, wet washcloth over your face and hold it over your skin for 15 seconds or so. Repeat this a few times. Use plenty of water and the warm wet washcloth to gently wash away the mask.
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Written By: Mary Ellen Wank, Wellness Advocate and Founder of LATIV, Natural Skin Revival DISCLAIMER