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Various Types of Facial Masks – Which One To Choose?

Facial masks have a wide range of presentations, ingredients, and actives that are becoming more numerous every day due to the demands and the need for the skin. The objective of implementing facial masks in the daily care routine is simple, you should give the skin a few minutes of comfort, let it absorbs nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that will help you fight premature aging, tiredness, acne, blackheads, impurities, dryness, dehydration and loss of elasticity, will give your skin a natural glow and silky feeling.

In the market you can find facial masks in different presentations:

1. Powder to mix

They are preferred for dry skin, sensitive skin and oily acne tendency they are commonly found in the market with ingredients based on minerals (clay) that provide a feeling of freshness and deep cleansing of the skin. Being powdered, they should be mixed with water to form a homogeneous mixture, apply a thin layer on the skin evenly, leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and finally, remove with water.


2. Cream

One of the most used facial masks are cream, you must make sure you acquire it according to your skin type and the needs that you present. They have a thick texture but when applied, they are light. They are loaded with a large number of active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, peptides, algae, fruit extract that confer moisturizing properties. They are recommended for all skin types, especially for dry skin. At the time of application, you can do it with the help of a brush or facial spatula, spread a thin and even layer throughout the face and neck respecting the area of ​​the eyes and lips. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and remove with water.


3. Clays masks

Known as “purifying masks” they fulfill the function of deep cleansing the skin at the same time, creating an environment of hydration and softness. As the name implies, the star ingredient is clay and ideally, look for the right one for your skin type. It is a necessary detox product for the skin with other very promising benefits such as the astringent, decongestant and anti-inflammatory effect. When applying the mask, leave it on for 15 minutes until it dries and removes with warm water.


4. Exfoliating masks

They have small particles that exfoliate the face, dragging impurities and dead cells. When applying them on the skin, a gentle massage should be given in circles. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes and remove with warm water. Recommended for oily and combination skin, the use of this mask for dry, normal or sensitive skin. The application of this mask is done once every 15 days to avoid dryness.


5. Veil or sheet mask mask

They are indicated for all skin types, especially dry skin, providing moisture and elasticity. Sheet masks are impregnated sheets that are applied on the face in the form of a mask, in this way, the skin absorbs all the active ingredients contained in the product. They have holes for the eyes and mouth so that it is not uncomfortable during the application. The ingredients are varied, you can find them with argan oil, collagen, vitamin C, vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, fruit extract, coenzyme Q10, rice water, etc.


They should be applied to the dry face and allowed to act for 15-20 minutes. To remove them, remove the veil and with the product that remains on the skin, perform circular and ascending massages until it is completely absorbed.


6. Peel off

Recommended for all skin types but especially for oily and combination skin because it helps eliminate impurities and blackheads. It has a gelatinous texture and wet consistency, so it must be applied with the help of a brush or facial spatula to achieve a uniform spread. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes for the skin to absorb all the nutrients. When dry, it should be removed in one piece, from the neck area to the forehead.


7. Bubble masks

Known for making a bubbling effect when it comes into contact with the skin, this action occurs because they are carbonated masks. The gray color is given by the ingredients it contains (carbonated clay, pomegranate extracts, green tea, and coal).

It is simple to use and applies similarly to any facial mask. The texture is dense and difficult to apply with your hands, always apply with the facial spatula to do it accurately and easily. Spread a thin layer of product on the face, avoiding lips and eyes. Leave on for approximately 10-15 minutes until the bubbling effect stops.


8. Sauna effect masks

When applied, it resembles the relaxing and detoxifying effect of the sauna by producing a change in temperature (heat) in the skin that provides anti-stress therapy. It causes the opening of the pores managing to thoroughly clean the skin of impurities and dead cells.


Which Facial Mask to choose?

Facial masks are chosen according to the needs of the face but, they are divided into purifying or deep cleansing masks and moisturizing masks.


Purifying or deep cleansing masks

Purifying masks cannot be lacking in the nocturnal facial routine. It has the extra effect of deep cleansing your face during night rest. In the morning, you can see how the skin will look revitalized and bright.

When talking about purifying masks, we highlight the clay as the main ingredient in these wonderful formulas and that has the function of freeing the pores of impurities and dead cells, visibly closing the dilated pores and regulating sebum production that is a common case in Oily skins


From the clay, the combination is infinite, with a series of mineral and natural extracts (charcoal extract, eucalyptus extract, seaweed extract, witch hazel extract, and citrus oils) that help promote positive effects on the skin.

When applying this mask, there is a sweep of impurities and dead cells, that is, a deep and detoxifying cleansing that allows the pores to be released and controls sebum production to prevent the growth of acne-producing bacteria and multiple infections. The disinfectant effect is also highlighted in clays by providing the ability to release the epidermis of toxins that have accumulated in the body and that are visibly reflected in the skin.

The clay also contains a high anti-inflammatory capacity, this action is useful for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin or for any type of skin that needs a relaxing effect.

Also, it has multiple minerals that work actively stimulating the circulatory system which is very useful to continue working on the detox and oxygenating effect that the skin needs.


The treatment with the purifying mask can be carried out twice a week to obtain the desired results and the application is recommended during the nocturnal facial routine to purify and regenerate the skin.


Hydrating mask

In the category of moisturizing face masks are all those explained above except the clay mask and mask with sauna effect, these, fulfill the effect of deep cleansing.

Moisturizing facial masks are created by the need to have an ideal dermacosmetic product to be used at home and not have to go to a spa exclusively to receive it.

The skin is a sponge and everything that is applied will be absorbed, providing essential nutrients that will keep the skin hydrated. Therefore, there are endless varieties on the market with different ingredients, either to moisturize, illuminate, relax or to treat a specific problem, that is, facial masks always adapt to the tastes and needs of the skin,  there will be no excuse to not include it in your daily facial routine.


The facial treatment with a moisturizing mask can be performed 2 to 3 times per week, leaving 1 day between one application and another. For best results, you can apply them on the day of facial exfoliation and the absorption of vitamins and nutrients will be maximized.