Which Mask Is Perfect For Your Skin Type?
There is no better feeling than indulging in a face mask after a long and hectic day at work. Your skin is most likely just as tired as you are after a day’s worth of wearing makeup and frowning at your boss. Using a face mask allows you to relax and treat your skin to needed rejuvenation that not only soothes skin but promotes skin health as well. There are millions of face masks in the beauty industry making it extremely hard to know which is best for your skin. Here’s how you can determine the Best Face Masks for you:
How to apply a face mask
Before applying your mask of choice, it is recommended to wash your face. Use your usual face wash with warm water to open your pores giving you the best benefits of your mask. Remove any makeup with a makeup remover wipe along with any dirt or oil. Do not apply a moisturizer as it is not needed before using a mask.
Scoop the mask into a plastic bowl using a clean spoon or spatula. Using your fingers or makeup or paintbrush, gently spread the mask onto your face is a circular motion. It is best to avoid your lips, nostrils, and eyes. The mask will provide instructions on how long to leave it on. Once you’re finished rinse your face with warm water and lastly splash your skin with cool water to close your pores. It is optional to rewash your face, but it is ideal to finish off with any of your usual serums and moisturizers.
How to determine which mask is for you
There are millions of face masks on the market, but choosing the best one for your skin type is critical. There are several ways to find your skin type, but the easiest way is with a piece of blotting paper. Grab a piece and gently pat it on different areas of your face. Hold the sheet up to the light to determine your skin type. If the sheet has little to no oil, you may have dry skin. If there are spots from blotting on your forehead, nose, and cheeks, your skin is most likely normal or combination. If the entire blotting paper is soaked with oil, your skin may be considered oily. Now that you understand your skin type, it is time to determine the Best Face Masks for you.
The Best Face Masks from Dr. Longwill
Minty Fresh Mask (for normal to oily skin)
The Minty Fresh Mask is one of the Best Face Masks Dr. Longwill has to offer. The mask helps clean and tighten pores giving you a flawless finish. The mask also absorbs oil leaving your face matte and free of shine. The mask is best applied to the face after washing. Most use their fingers to apply, but a clean paintbrush or makeup brush can be useful as well. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes. The duration of the mask will feel tingling and refreshing to the skin promoting relaxation. After 20 minutes, rinse off the mask with cold water. The mask has reached deep into the skin and helps dry up blackheads leaving you with flawless skin.
Probiotic Soothing Gel Mask ( for dry skin)
Another one of Dr. Longwill’s Best Face Masks is the Probiotic Soothing Gel Mask. This mask is ultra-gentle and instantly cools, calms and refreshes irritation. The probiotic gel is also perfect for rejuvenating your skin with moisture. The Probiotic Gel Mask helps boost hydration with its natural healing abilities. It also rapidly reduces the appearance of redness and inflammation and can be used up two times a week. Allow the mask to sit on your skin for 10 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. If you have dry skin, this mask is for you.
With the beauty community rapidly growing, it’s hard to get lost in the world face masks. Dr. Longwill specializes in skin care and takes pride in giving her patients the best advice regarding skincare. For more information about your skin type or if you need help finding a mask, feel free to give us a call.