The Truth Behind the Facial Mask

Whether you call them masks or masques, a regular facial mask is a great way to supplement your skincare routine and add a little extra rest and relaxation to your day.  Today, masks are specially designed to address various skin concerns such as dryness, large pores, and acne.

Why mask?

Social media is flooded with videos of people applying peel-off face masks and then struggling to remove the product easily.  This can make a person squeamish about trying a face mask at home.  While these products get many “shares” for entertainment value, quality masks are gentle on your skin, easy to apply and remove, and contain ingredients targeted at specific needs.  For example, they can:

  • Hydrate and moisturize dry skin
  • Refine large pores
  • Improve skin texture
  • Absorb excess oil and dirt
  • Decongest clogged pores
  • Minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance elasticity
  • Improve the look of breakouts
  • Brighten dark spots

Which kind of face mask do I need?

Skin Type Recommendation Benefits
Dry Creams These are very thick and focus on increasing the moisture and hydration of the skin.  Many of these can be applied in the evening and left on overnight.  People who use these at bedtime will wake up feeling refreshed.
Oily or Dry Gels These products have a consistency similar to jams or jellies.  Oily skin types benefit from these the most because of their lightweight texture.  Often gels will contain specific ingredients like raspberries that minimize oil and tighten pores or stonecrop and honey to replenish dehydrated skin.  These masks are easily applied and then washed off in the shower.
Problem Prone Clays These masks apply like a cream and then dry after some time on the skin.  They work well for skin problems like acne because they absorb oils, exfoliate, and apply astringents to the skin.  Simply use, allow to dry, and then wash off in the shower.  Since clays often contain exfoliants, it’s essential to make sure it doesn’t get into the eyes.

What kind of facial mask can I use to achieve healthier and smoother skin?

facial mask face masqueWe have many options for you to choose from, but an indulgent selection is our Eminence Organic Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment.  This world-famous treatment detoxifies the skin, opens pores, eliminates toxins, and increases circulation.  Cinnamon fights off bacteria, sage tones and heals, paprika stimulates the skin and refreshes cells, and ivy provides nourishing vitamin C as well as antioxidant properties.  Simply warm up the mud to body temperature and spread a thin layer on the skin’s surface.  After 5 to 10 minutes, wash the product from the skin.

Our team at Organic Elements Spa is here to help you with all your skincare needs.  Stop by or give us a call to set up an appointment for a facial, massage, or another service to ready yourself for the summer fun!