One thing I make time for is self-care. Usually, I make myself a nice hot cup of tea, turn on the shower, and pop on a skincare mask. Not necessarily in that order, but you get the picture. Including a face mask in your skincare routine is a sure way to help you reach your skincare goals faster. Here are a few reasons why you need to start committing to those weekly mask sessions.
5 Benefits You Didn’t Know About Masking
Face Masks Boost Your Skincare Routine
If you’re following a consistent routine, face masks will complement your skincare regime. Why? When your skin barrier is healthy, it’s able to absorb serums at a faster rate thereby giving better results.
Think of your face as a piece of bread and your skincare routine as butter. Yes, you can place the butter directly on the bread but if you toast the bread (use a face mask) first and then use the butter (skincare routine) after, you’ll get a much more delicious (and rewarding!) outcome.
Masking helps all of your other skincare products work more efficiently as well. If you want your day lotions, serums, and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is key. By masking regularly, you can ensure all the toning, hydrating, and protecting products will perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
A skincare mask is similar to a serum or moisturizer in the way it creates a physical barrier that locks beneficial ingredients, vitamins, and nutrients in your skin and allows it to absorb efficiently.
Masks help Your Skin Glow
The right skincare mask will leave your skin feeling plump, hydrated, and glowing. Some masks can help stimulate blood circulation which will improve overall skin tone. You’ll be left with softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and a more refreshed appearance. So, kick back, relax, and wait for your skin transformation. This brings us to our next point…
Sit back and Relax with Your Face Mask
This one is the no-brainer benefit. I consider face masks a part of “you” time. It’s 5-20 minutes out of the day to sit back and do what makes you happy. Whether you choose to binge-watch Law & Order, catch up on the Real Housewives, or get lost in a good book, there’s just something about putting on a face mask that’s guaranteed to bring an instant calm to your day.
Nourishment isn’t only for the Body…
If you suffer from dry, dehydrated, or stressed-out skin, a sleep mask will be your BFF. Your daily moisturizer can help add hydration back in, but there’s no denying the power of a mask filled with ingredients to help lock in that moisture.
Regular use of facial masks help keep your skin surface clean and your pores unclogged. This is an excellent reason to use your face mask right now.
Cleansing is Good for the Soul
Yes, cleansing each day helps remove dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from the surface of your skin, but did you know that proper masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level?
We all know that clogged pores are nothing but trouble. Debris from our day-to-day routines can get trapped in pores and pushed deeper where bacteria can develop. Once that bacteria starts to grow, we’ll soon get a blemish, a flurry of breakouts, or even one giant pimple that will wreak havoc on our lives for several days. Masking with a product that contains bentonite clay or kaolin clay helps remove dirt and absorb excess oils. It’ll also help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that accumulate on our skin. When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it’ll help unclog pores, too, giving the appearance of smaller, tighter pores.
A Quick Summary: The Benefits of Adding a Mask to Your Skincare Routine
- Boosting skin hydration and promoting continued hydration throughout the day
- Unclogging and refining pores
- Creating even skin tone and texture
- Removing excess oils
- Decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Promoting skin elasticity
- Improving the appearance of blemishes
- Reducing the length and severity of active acne breakouts
- Increasing skin brightness and vitality
Do you use a mask in your skincare routine? Sound off in the comments!