Face masking is the perfect skin care treatment to help you at the comfort of your own home. It has loads of skin benefits, easy to use and inexpensive.
Face Masks comes in – cream, cotton sheets, hydrogel formulas, peel-offs, clays, sleeping masks, warm-oil, natural and other forms. With so many different ones in the market, how do you decide what is best for you?
It all comes down to your skin type and the specific treatment you need. It is important that you use the suitable face mask to target whatever skin problems you have.
Here are some of Types of Face mask you want to consider:
Clay Masks. This good old-fashioned face masking has been around since ancient times. It contains natural component that absorbs impurities and various skin treatment. Clays are also rich in beautifying minerals that can improve your skin, it is ideal for people with normal to oily skin.
Cream Masks. It usually contains emollient properties that moisturizes and soothes dry skin. There are lots of skin treatments from using cream masks depending on their main ingredients – intensive hydration, anti-aging, anti-blemish, improve skin texture and more. They are ideal for people with normal to dry skin who want to rejuvenate their skin by adding moisture.
Peel-off Masks. These come in gel, plastic, or paraffin wax subtypes. It has tightening effect on skin and some stimulate the blood supply. It was mostly used to get rid of blackheads, but like other face mask, their treatment varies – unclogged pores, promotes skin exfoliation, nourishes and rejuvenates skin and more. It is best for mature and dry skin.
Thermal Masks. These are applied to the face and gradually heat up. It is known as an age-defying technique as the heat works wonder in removing dead skin cells, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and a mini-facelift effect with the tightening of the skin. Best for all skin type.
Natural Face Mask. These are commonly DIY masks that are based on the rejuvenating properties of natural ingredients such as plants and herbs. You just need to be careful in using whatever ingredient you have, do some research and skin test to avoid any complications on your skin. It is best for all skin type.
Face mask is fun and easy to use, and the quickest way to give your skin a boost without breaking the bank. There’s a face mask for just about every skin type and skin issue, just make sure you know your skin type and what treatment you need.
Enjoy your summer and don’t forget your sun protection!
Summer is all about having fun outdoors, especially in the beach! This season means, more heat and humidity = oily and damage-prone skin. Don’t let that ruin your holiday!
We have rounded up some common skin problems during summer and the solutions to get rid of it.
Dry and dull-looking skin
When dead skin cells build-up, it can definitely cause your skin to look dry, lifeless and damage-prone.
Solution: Get rid of those dead skin cells and extra dirt through exfoliating - with natural skin care scrubs, such as sea salt, sugar and oats. These are gentle on your skin and less likely to cause allergies and complications.
For your face, use gentle exfoliators found in creams and serums – AHA and Retinol. Just skip it if you plan on being in the sun the following day.
Always apply moisturizer while skin slightly damp to help seal in moisture.
Upper back blemishes
The upper back is especially prone to perspiration, making it prime pimple territory. Areas of the back also get irritated when something repeatedly rubs it, such as backpacks, tight clothing or sports gear.
Solution: Use treatment with ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid kill bacteria and unblock pores. Avoid soaps that are harsh on your skin and contains any pore-clogging ingredients.
Shower immediately after a workout or when perspiring to get rid of oil, dirt and bacteria. Wear loose and breathable clothing made of cotton.
Bumps and rashes due to ingrown hair
Using a razor on dry skin and going over the same area again and again will irritate follicles, causing them to swell and trap hair
Solution: Exfoliate before waxing or shaving as ingrown hair can be caused by the existence of a thick layer of dead skin. When shaving, you should use the right razor, it should glide smoothly over your skin. Use a shave cream or gel to add moisture and always shave in the shower.
Cracked heels are unsightly and is generally caused by insufficient moisture. These may worsen during the season and can lead to painful inflammation.
Solution: Take extra care of your dry feet. The regular use of pumice stone or foot file helps you get smooth and soft heels, use them in the shower and afterward massage your heels with a rich foot cream. You can lock-in the moisturizing effect of the foot cream by wearing a pair of socks overnight. Treat yourself to a monthly pedicure.
Uneven Skin Tone
Dark spots on skin often form when pigment-producing melanocytes are damaged or overstimulated by hormones, pollution, sun exposure, and from scars.
Solution: There may be no quick fix for this skin problem, but there are several ways you can treat it depending on the cause of hyperpigmentation. The most common culprit is sun exposure over a long period of time.
These are some of the Treatments:
Skin Lightener – Retinoic acid and Hydroquinone
Skin bleaching creams
Pulsed Light Therapy or Laser Treatment
UV protection is your best defence this summer. For stubborn spots, see a dermatologist.