As more and more of us are coming to realise, a good skincare routine is essential for clear and beautiful skin. Many of us are already well versed in skin types, cleansers, exfoliators and moisturisers – but what about face masks?
To keep skin in tip-top condition, treat yourself to a mask that caters to your skin type at least once a week. This is an easy way to give your skin a boost, and you can easily tailor your routine to fit in with your skin’s current mood – for example in the winter months, you may want to treat yourself to a more nourishing, moisturising mask.
Tips to make the most of your face mask
- First of all, ensure you’re using the right face mask for your skin type and bear in mind you can use different masks for different areas of your face – i.e. if you have combination skin only use a clarifying, decongestant mask on your T-zone, or if you have particularly dry areas, use a moisture boosting mask there.
- Use your mask after a warm bath or shower, as your pores will be open and more receptive to the goodness of the mask.
- Ensure you take a good 10 minutes to really kick back, relax and allow your treatment to work. We love using a face mask while painting our nails or applying a hair treatment for an indulgent, pampering evening.
- Use a muslin cloth soaked in warm water to remove your mask. This will give you the added benefit of exfoliation while being gentle on your skin.
- After your mini-treatment be sure to slather your skin with moisturiser, serum or overnight treatment cream for an extra boost.
- Get a good night’s sleep to let your skin process the nutrients so you wake up looking fresh faced.
Face masks we love:
- Sanctuary Spa Thermal Detox Mask £10.50
(we love how this mask self-heats upon application)
- Dr Organic Manuka Honey Face Mask £7.19
(perfect for those seeking organic skincare)
- Ren F10 Smooth and Renew Mask £20
(this formula gives skin a nice pick-me-up)
Want to leave it to the professionals? Take a look at our facials page.