Most people neglect to wear face masks because they see masks as a superfluous skin care item that is limited to the once-in-a-blue-moon ‘spa’ or ‘pamper’ days. You can probably envision it now- the cucumber slices over the eyes, plush bath robes and feet submerged in effervescent foot baths. Perhaps you are a beauty minimalist and merely cleanse, moisturize and call it or a day or maybe it’s in your gene pool to have enviably glowing skin. Whatever your reason is, you should not boycott the use of a face mask. Continue reading to find out the benefits of a face mask and why eschewing them can be doing your skin a disservice.
Just like ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away,’ a face mask a week keeps the esthetician away. Applying a mask two or three times a week on your face for about 15-20 minutes can do wonders for your skin by helping to maintain and repair it. Some masks nourish and moisturize while others purify and slough away dead surface cells. Granted, you must choose the right type of mask according to your skin’s specific needs. Not sure what your skin type is? Check out our Skin Care Analysis.
Here at Mario Badescu Skin Care, we offer an array of masks to choose from, but let’s focus on four of our popular ones and what they are good for:
- Enzyme Revitalizing Mask- packed with hydrating properties, this mask also contains Alpha Hydroxy Acids to gently exfoliate to reveal a smoother, more youthful looking complexion.
- Super Collagen Mask- will revitalize dry, lackluster skin as it contains Collagen and Oatmeal, which are especially great for those who want to combat signs of aging.
- Flower and Tonic Mask- this is one of those items you can’t go wrong with because it’s a mild formula and suitable for everyone, especially combination and sensitive skin types. It contains Kaolin Clay, which helps to draw out impurities yet it won’t over dry the skin.