Why we need masks in a skin care routine? 
If you're like most people, you probably think that applying a mask after an exfoliator is just an extra step that you don't really need to bother with. However, there are actually some very good reasons to do this. 
Masks are an essential part of any skincare routine because they offer a range of benefits that can help to rejuvenate and nourish your skin, which is important after any exfoliation treatment, as exfoliation can strip away natural oils and leave the skin feeling dry and tight. So, if you want to get the most out of your exfoliation treatment, be sure to follow up with a hydrating and nourishing skin care mask. Your skin will thank you for it! 
Masks can help to deeply cleanse your skin, remove impurities and dead skin cells, and provide hydration and nourishment. Additionally, masks can help to improve the texture and appearance of your skin, leaving it looking brighter, smoother, and more youthful. By incorporating masks into your skincare routine, you can help to keep your skin healthy, radiant, and glowing. For one thing, masks can help to soothe and calm the skin after it has been exfoliated. This is especially important if you've used a harsh exfoliator, as it can help to prevent irritation and inflammation. 
If your regular daily skin care routine isn’t quite giving you the results you want (and need) then you need to reach out for a face mask. In a few minutes a facemask can give fast, real improvements to your skin. After using a mask, you can usually see a difference straight away. This might be more plumped skin, a healthy glow, reduced redness. 
So where does a face mask in come into a skin care routine? 
A face mask is typically used after cleansing and exfoliating, but before applying moisturizer. It should be used once or twice a week depending on your needs, to provide a deep cleansing, hydration, or other targeted treatment for your skin. If you need a little help with cleansers you can read more by clicking here 
How much product is needed to apply for a face mask? 
The amount of product needed to apply a mask in skin care varies depending on the type of mask and the size of your face. As a general rule, you should apply a thin, even layer of the mask to your face, avoiding the eye and lip areas. Follow the instructions on the product packaging for specific guidance. 
How long should you leave a face mask on for? 
The recommended time to leave a face mask on varies depending on the type of mask and its instructions. Most masks are left on for 10-20 minutes. It's important to follow the instructions on the mask packaging to ensure optimal results. Some masks you can actually sleep in, but we’ll talk about that a bit later. 
If you have a moisturiser that doesn’t suit your skin for daily use why not slather a layer on your face avoiding the eye area and leave for up to 15 minutes as a mask? Don’t waste it by throw it away. 
Sheet masks vs pots 
Sheet Masks usually come individually wrapped in a sealed packet. Sheets masks are generally made from fabric with small amount of products soaked in and are so ideal for travel or you can pop one into the fridge when it’s hot but in terms of value a pot of mask is generally far better value. For holidays you can simply decant a small amount of your mask into a pot to take with you on your holiday. Holidays are time off so spend a little time on your skin’s health by giving it a treat with a face mask. 
Can you sleep in a face mask? 
It is not recommended to sleep in clay masks as they can potentially clog your pores and cause skin irritation. It is best to follow the instructions on the product packaging and rinse off the mask after the recommended amount of time. However, some cream masks can be applied in a thin layer (like you would apply a moisturiser) and left on overnight before rinsing off the following morning. 
Products only work if you use them! 
Face masks can boost hydration and give a natural glow or decongest your skin. 
My favourite masks are: - 
An intensely hydrating mask to instantly recondition, soothe and refresh your skin. Formulated with tripeptide collagen and enriched with sweet almond, silk, aloe and acai, it will plump and moisturise leaving your skin soft and smooth with a dewy, youthful and healthy glow. Great for ageing skin. 
A moisture rich mask with wrinkle smoothing and barrier repair properties. Formulated with collagen boosting peptides, ceramides, silk, hyaluronic acid, plant collagen and a blend of natural exotic extracts. Suitable for dull congested and mature skin or as a general skin conditioner for all skin types. 
What do I do?? 
My personal skin care routine is simple and consistent. Each night I cleanse, tone, eye cream, serum and night cream...however on a Monday and Friday night I go a little deeper. I cleanse and tone as usual but then I exfoliate and then apply a mask. Depending on how I'm feeling and how my skin is feeling I will either leave the mask on for 10 - 15 minutes or will leave it on overnight. My morning routine is simple and again it is consitent - cleanse, tone, eye cream, serum and moisturiser (this also contains an SPF). 
Products I use regularly are:- 
If you’d like some help with your skin care routine or choosing the correct products for your skin give me a call on 07889 744348 or message me by clicking here and we can have chat to discuss your own skin care concerns or you can book a Skin Care & Facial Lesson here. 
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