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

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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.

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