skin care

The Perfect Pick Me Up!

Hello, peeps!

Every now and then, it’s time to pamper yourself and nothing gives your skin a boost like a face mask. It’s the perfect pampering resource and there are so many types to choose from and as they are inexpensive, it’s easy to treat yourself to a few different masks to suit your needs. The right mask will help to hydrate your skin, to reduce your pores and to alleviate any excessive amounts of oil. It may help reduce toxins and impurities which is especially useful if you have oily skin or spots.

Another reason why some face masks are so popular is that it often feels as if you are having a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. There’s something so therapeutic about having a facial mask and it affords some quality time for you so that you can indulge in a little skin care. Because the masks are often enthused with wonderful aromatherapy facial oils, it’s easy to gain the benefits of these oils. A facial mask is often deeply relaxing which can also aid your skin through the reduction of stress and anxieties.


A face mask can help to unclog your pores and to remove any excessive amounts of oil or dirt. This helps to free up those pores and to prevent spots, infections or even acne. Open pores can easily develop bacteria and an infection within and so face masks can be used in a preventative manner. By using a face mask regularly, your skin will be clean, dead skin cells removed and you will look and feel better.

Cleansing your skin is very important, as any impurities will be drawn out, even those that hide beneath the epidermis. A face mask provides a very deep cleansing motion which leads to an immediate improvement once the mask has been washed off and your skin is revealed. You will see and feel the difference. There are masks that can help to stimulate blood circulation which happens as the mask dries on your skin. This process causes the blood vessels in your face to expand. Your skin will feel soft and smooth afterwards and, will tingle especially if you choose a mask with peppermint in it.


A face mask doesn’t just make you feel better, it also has another benefit in that it helps all your other skincare products to be far more effective and they will absorb into your skin much more efficiently. Before you start, add a few dots of eye cream around your eyes, so that it protects the sensitive area around them. Once your face mask has hardened, the easiest way to take off the mask is to place a warm flannel over your face and hold it still for just a few moments. Repeat this several times and your mask will rinse off easily.


Your face mask delivers ‘actives’ which is designed to improve your skin quality. If you look at the ingredients, your mask may contain butylene glycol and this enables your skin to absorb more ingredients although typically, absorption will be the main ingredient only. Only a small amount of the main ingredient is ever absorbed, after all, the outer layer of your skin is designed to protect you and to be a barrier.

The ingredients within are all important. Antioxidants help to prevent damage from free radicals and also, will help prevent premature ageing. Vitamin C as an antioxidant works really well and helps to boost collagen production. You should also look for peptides as these are conducive to helping collagen too. Three very important ingredients to be aware of is glycolic, lactic and retinol and these are known as chemical exfoliants. They help to unclog and remove dead cells that make your skin look dull and once removed, your skin is more able to absorb the healthy elements of your mask.

Irrespective of your skin needs, there will be a mask that suits your skin and will free you from spots, acne, dry skin or, if your skin is just too oily. Try out different masks each week and see how you feel. It’s the perfect way to give your skin a much-needed boost and to bring the benefits of a salon into your home.

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