Facial masks generally stay on your skin for for 10 to 15 minutes and contain ingredients like clay, black moor mud, aloe vera, seaweed, algae, essential oils, massage oils, herbs and vitamins.
Facial masks treat your particular skin type or condition. If you're dry or dehydrated, the facial mask should hydrate your skin. If you're red or have inflamed areas, the mask should calm and soothe. If your skin is oily and congested, the facial mask can help draw out impurities from the skin.
One sign of a good facial is when the esthetician stays in the room with you during the facial mask, giving you a scalp massage or some other service that enhances your experience. If she says, "You lie here and relax and I'll be back", she's basically taking a break at your expense. Don't pay good money to lay there by myself.
After the mask has done its work, the esthetician removes it and completes the facial with application of toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm and if it's day-time, sunscreen.
A face mask is intended to treat your particular skin condition so it's important to choose the right one. If you're using a professional skin care line, the esthetican can recommend a facial mask for you to use at home.
What Are The Benefits of Facial Masks?
Depending on what they are made of, they can do the following:
What Types of Facial Masks Are There?
Can I Make My Own Facial Mask?
Absolutely! Fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, honey, and eggs have been used for centuries as home beauty remedies. They are fun to experiment with, and you won't find them in a spa setting because of convenience and sanitation. But use organic ingredients. You don't want to put pesticides on your face.
Here are some of the most common ingredients for a home-made face mask and their benefits: