Choosing a Face Mask
Face masks. If you’ve never used one, you might want to start. When you think of face masks, you might think they are something suitable for a spa setting or something that you might do every once in a great while when you have a ridiculous amount of extra time. BUT, face masks are known to drastically help your skin with dryness, redness, texture, and much more; AND many of them don’t take any longer than 15 minutes to apply and remove.
The hard part about face masks is determining which type your skin needs. You don’t want to be that person that goes to the local grocery store, sees a pretty package, buys it, then soon discovers that it actually works against your skin. Don’t be that person. As skin care manufacturers, we feel it’s important to educate others with face mask information AND stress the idea that your own research is just as important! We put together a few things to look for, dependent on skin types and conditions. Although we wish we could give you all of the answers, your own research will always come in handy.
DRY SKIN It’s suggested that you avoid any mud masks with this skin type. Instead, go for the most hydrating masks, which typically come in gel forms. You want to look for masks with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe, glycerin, and urea; there are more, but these are a few of the common ingredients.
OILY SKIN Rubber masks and mud masks can be good for this skin type. These can also be helpful for normal skin, just to give it a refreshing feel. Mud masks can be found among MANY different brands, so be sure to read the label carefully and ensure that it helps oily skin. There are also rubber masks, which tend to be a little messy, but you won’t regret it once it’s all finished!
ACNE-PRONE SKIN This skin type can be tricky because your skin is already sensitive to outside elements. Mud masks can be helpful for acne-prone skin because it can balance out the oiliness that typically triggers breakouts. You want something containing the same types of ingredients you would look for in your acne face wash and/or face moisturizer – such as salicylic acid.
AGING SKIN Vitamin C is a common ingredient in masks for fine lines or wrinkles, since that can help replenish collagen, leaving you with tighter skin. You might also look for sleeping masks. These masks are just that: put them on, let your skin do the work, wake up, and wash it away for tighter and more toned skin.
DULL SKIN With dull skin, your skin has just lost its natural glow and needs a little refresher. Often dull skin means dehydrated skin, but unlike a full dry-skin-targeting face mask, a face mask geared towards dull skin will often contain fruit enzymes to help with cell turnover, helping to create a brighter complexion.
LARGE-PORED SKIN Large pores are common with oily or aging skin, but don’t worry, there are ways to minimize pores. There are mud masks and peel-off masks that are great for helping to unclog pores while helping to minimize them, simultaneously. Look for mud masks specific to large pores. Since this is such a common issue, you’ll usually notice it being advertised right on the front of the package!
Being contract manufacturers for the beauty industry, we see innovative ideas for face masks every day! If you have your own idea for a product or an entire skin care line, give us a call @ (844) 822-1665. Happy face mask shopping!