Choosing the right facial mask for skin care routine can be a real challenge. With thousands of products around anyone can easily be trapped with the only question in mind: what's the best natural facial mask for me?
To narrow wide range of skin care products and find the most appropriate facial mask for yourself we advise to follow these simple steps.
Identify your skin type
Before you start applying and experimenting with facial masks, you should know your skin type not to cause irritation, breakouts and dry spells. If you're not sure whether your complexion is oily (skin is typically shiny), dry (tight and/or ashy), acne-prone (breakouts), sensitive, or a combination of all, it would be better to seek for a dermatologist opinion.
Know the ingredients that don’t suit to your skin
Understanding which facial mask works best for you comes from figuring out which ingredients are not. Hence, no matter what skin type you have, parabens, silicones, microbeads, any "poly" words, fragrances, perfumes, and alcohols should be avoided.
Be familiar with ingredients that are beneficial to your skin
Oily skin types need good cleansing ingredients (charcoal, clay and chamomile, lavender or cucumber extract for gentle exfoliation). Soothing ingredients such as oatmeal extract, or zinc are also beneficial.
On the other hand, dry skin needs hydrating ingredients and those that will help your skin retain moisture.
Keep in mind the seasons, and how they can affect your skin
You should change the facial mask according to the seasons and especially at the time when the weather starts changing.
For instance, in autumn skin tends to be drier, so you should look for masks with nourishing herbs. If it is wintertime/beginning of spring, weather conditions tend to be cold, so pairing clay masks with a steam inhalation comprised of ingredients like rosemary, bay leaves, and eucalyptus can enhance your experience.
Do a patch test before applying facial mask
Before applying a facial mask on your face, do a small patch test on sensitive skin area. It can be the inner elbow or wrist as these are delicate areas and work as a good indicator in case you have any allergy reaction.
After choosing the right facial mask for your skin type be sure to follow these simple advices:
Keep your hands and application tools clean
We all know that touching our faces with dirty fingers isn’t a good idea. Any bacteria on our fingers can easily transfer onto our skin, resulting in pimples. Aside from the actual health reasons not to touch our face, using dirty fingers to apply a skin care facial mask is one way to potentially negate the benefits you’ll get from the mask itself.
Leave facial mask on just for the right time
Leaving a facial mask on longer than directed doesn’t mean you’ll get extra benefits.
Not following direction can cause irritation or make skin extremely dry and dehydrated. Simply pay attention to the directions and follow them accordingly, rinsing or peeling-off mask just in time.
These 6 Tips to Get More Benefits from Your Facial Mask will be useful for you to follow the best practise of applying your facial masks. And also, don’t forget to check BRUL HERBALS Natural Skin Care to choose the best Australian Clay Facial Masks for yourself and your loved ones.