Facial Masks: What's the Difference Between Clay, Peel, Cream and Natural?

October 27, 2014

Few things are as pampering as a facial mask. But apart from feeling great, they offer a great way to soothe, tone, hydrate and exfoliate your skin, while getting rid of impurities. Today we discuss the different types of facial masks, to help you understand which one is best for you and how to use masks for the best results.

  • Clay Masks
  • Peel-off Masks
  • Cream Masks
  • Natural Masks


Clay: Made from natural clay, clay masks deeply cleanse your skin, drawing out all the imppurities. If you have normal to oily skin, a clay mask is the way to go. Try Bioaqua Deep Pore Carbonated Bubble Cleansing Clay Mask 


Peel-Off: Within the peel-off type, you will find peel-off masks in a range of subtypes, including paraffin wax, plastic or gel. While these masks help to temporarily tighten the skin, it is less absorbent than clay masks. Some of the peel-off types help stimulate blood supply to the skin, which is great for dry or mature skin. Check out Decleor's Source D'eclat Set, which consists of Moisturiser + Peel-off Mask + Night Balm + Aromessence Neroli, which comes with an elegant free bag, while stocks last. 

Cream: The most common and readily available mask, is the classic cream mask. It contains special emollient properties to soften your skin, and is ideal for rejuvenating normal to dry skin. Try Decleor's Harmonie Calm Comforting Milky Gel-Cream Mask  or Ahava's Time To Hydrate Hydration Cream Mask.

Natural: Natural masks use plant extracts, fruits, herbs and grains to naturally rejuvenate , moisturize and revitalize normal skin. Try Decleor's Hydra Floral Anti-pollution Natural Beauty Collection which contains 3 lovely products (Cream + Mask + Aromessence Neroli) and a free bag, while stocks last.

 

 

Using Your New Facial Mask


  1. The first step is to ensure that you have bought the correct mask for your skin type and your individual needs. 
  2. Read the instructions on the pack to find out how much you should use, and how long it should stay on. 
  3. Apply the mask evenly to your skin, using your fingers or, if you wish, a mask brush.
  4. Follow the package instructions on how long you should leave it on your skin. 
  5. The package will tell you how to remove the mask. While some masks are rinsed off using cold water, others are removed using warm, damp cotton swabs. 

What's your favorite mask? Please share in comments below.






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