Face Masks 101: What Does Your Skin Need?

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what every girl needs to know about diy face masks

Skin masks are all the rage in skincare — from sheet masks to clay masks the options are endless. And while they’re all fun for an at-home spa night, certain masks are more beneficial to specific skin types.

Whether your skin is dry, oily, or somewhere in between, a mask can help. Masks address problems such as dark spots, acne and aging skin. But whatever mask is right for you, it’s important to use it at least a couple times a week for maximum effectiveness.

Here are four types of face masks and the problems they address:

  1. Exfoliating Mask

An exfoliating mask can help combat dark spots. These masks contain small particles called microbeads that help remove dead skin cells. According to Women’s Health Magazine, masks that contain lactic acid can lighten dark spots or other uneven skin tone.

  1. Charcoal Mask

In recent years, charcoal has risen in popularity as an ingredient in cleansers, scrubs, soaps and face masks. Activated charcoal help remove toxins and deep cleans the skin while leaving natural minerals intact. This activated charcoal and clay deep cleansing mask is great for eliminating acne and blackheads.

  1. Hydrogel Mask

A hydrogel mask is like a slimier sheet mask and perfect for dry skin. The product is great at moisturizing your skin and helping your skin to lock in that moisture. According to Bustle, they also stay on your face better than a typical sheet mask and are less likely to slide off.

  1. Vitamin C Mask

If your skin is lacking that radiant glow, Vitamin C could be the solution. Masks with Vitamin C are often labeled with words like “brightening” “radiance” or “luminizing.” According to CollegeFashion.net, Vitamin C aids in collagen production which means your skin will be firmer and more supple after using a Vitamin C mask.

No matter which face mask you decide to use, make sure to prep your skin by removing makeup and cleansing thoroughly. Don’t leave a mask on your skin for longer than the recommended time or it can cause damage rather than improve your skin. And make sure to consult a professional dermatologist or aesthetician with any persistent skin problems.  

 

Article Written By: Alexis Crowe

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