5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Masks
If you think you’re a face mask connoisseur, think again. There’s a whole checklist of things you need to do to reap the maximum benefits
Prep Your skin
as masks sit right on top of your skin, it’s not rocket science that it needs to be thoroughly clean before you apply them or you’ll just be pushing any dirt back in. by cleansing and exfoliating first, your skin is in prime condition to absorb the nutrients you’re about to give it. double bonus!
save the Packet
if you’re using a sheet mask, you probably throw away the packaging without thinking. but what’s left inside is pure skincare goodness. keep it and press what’s left into your skin post-mask to fortify your results.
applying With a Brush
it might seem like an unnecessary tool, but in the long run it’s worth it. not only does a brush make masks easier to apply, it helps stop the distribution of bacteria from your hands to your face. Wash brushes before and after using.
Check the time
How many of us slap on our mask and then just go about our business without really checking how long we’ve had it on for? don’t worry, we’re guilty of this too. but that guideline is there for a reason, so it pays to follow it. clay masks and others with powerful ingredients can be harsh on sensitive skin, so to avoid being left with a red, irritated face, set a timer.
use them sparingly
you know that saying ‘you can have too much of a good thing’? Well, it also applies to face masks. Overloading can do more damage to already stressedout complexions, especially if you’re going OTT on detox clays or masks that contain actives. listen to your skin. We would recommend only one or two masks a week maximum, but follow the product guidelines too.