FACE MASKS ROCK – THEY’RE LIKE A FACIALS-IN-A-FLASH!
Here’s everything you need to know about choosing the perfect
fast-fix mask for your face…
SHOPPING FOR THE PERFECT MASK FOR:
* oily skin that tends to get zitty
WORDS TO LOOK FOR IN THE NAME: deep cleansing, clarifying, mud, clay
HOW TO USE: Most oily skin masks start off as a thick paste and then dry on the skin so it goes hard. Keep it away for you eye area and use a hot face washer to remove all traces.
* snow-flaky and super-tight skin
WORDS TO LOOK FOR IN THE NAME: moisturising, hydrating
HOW TO USE: Apply, and then tissue off after the recommended time. Masks for dry skin shouldn’t go hard.
* no-glow skin
WORDS TO LOOK FOR IN THE NAME: perfecting, botanical, replenishing
HOW TO USE: Smooth on; if the mask is a cream, tissue or wipe off. If it’s a peel- off type, once the mask has set, pull downwards (gently), starting from your forehead.
* blotchy, super-sensitive skin
WORDS TO LOOK FOR IN THE NAME: gentle, soothing, relaxing
HOW TO USE: Smooth onto skin and gently wipe away with tissues or a warm face washer.
HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MASK
* Cleanse first: using a mask on a dirty face is like putting polish on a dirty floor
* Read the instructions carefully: to get the best result follow the suggested masking time – very important!
* Go a little overboard: most masks work better when you lay them on thick.
* Avoid your eye area: the skin is too sensitive there!
* Put your feet up and chillax: this moves all the oxygen to from your lower body to your face and makes the mask work better.
* Moisturise afterwards: now that you’ve removed dead skin cells and unclogged pores, your moisturiser will work much better and give your skin a real glow.
Don’t use a facial mask more than a couple times a week. It can suck up all the natural oil in your face, which will cause your skin to overproduce oil more than normal.