Occasional use of a facial mask is good for your skin. Masks can be used to clarify uneven skin tone, unclog pores and blackheads, tighten pores, stimulate blood circulation and rehydrate dry skin. How do you choose one that’s right for you?
Masks for pore management
If you are looking for a mask to help clear up trouble areas on your face, look for a mask which removes impurities. Good ingredients include clay (kaolin), glycolic acid, or salicylic acid. We like Neostrata Smoothing Cleansing Mask with kaolin and 10% glycolic acid.
Masks for moisture
If you’re seeking a bit hit of moisture, look for a reputable hydrating ingredient like hyaluronic acid (also called sodium hyaluronate). Neostrata Moisture Rescue Sheet Mask is convenient and effective with a stellar 15% hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient.
How frequently should a mask be used?
Facial masks are a treatment which is best used regularly but not frequently. Depending on your needs, you might need to use a mask once a month or once a week. Using cleansing masks too frequently can result in overstimulation of the sebaceous glands, resulting in breakouts. Err on the side of caution and start with a monthly mask. Moisture masks can be used weekly.
How do I use a facial mask?
For more ideas on treating specific skin conditions, please visit our skin conditions department.