Skincare Routine: Are Face Masks Essential?
Have you ever wondered if face masks are worth the extra step in your skincare routine?
Plus, there are so many face masks to choose from that it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for you. That’s because not all face masks are designed to yield the same results. In fact, many of them don’t offer much benefit other than some de-stressing effects.
The facts are that choosing the right face mask is easy if you know how and they can truly boost the effects of your regular skincare routine.
Let’s dive in.
What Are Face Masks?
Face masks are skincare products that have highly concentrated ingredients specifically formulated to address concerns related to the skin’s health and appearance. Depending on your goals, a face mask can hydrate, exfoliate, address uneven skin tone and texture, unclog pores, provide anti-aging benefits, and more.
Types of Face Masks
There are numerous types of face masks including:
- Gel masks
- Cream masks
- Exfoliating masks
- Clay masks
- Warming masks
- Sheet masks
- Overnight masks
Benefits of Face Masks
1. Face masks are a great booster for your skincare routine.
When your skin barrier is healthy it’s able to absorb the active ingredients in your products & serums at a faster rate thereby giving us better results. The benefits that you reap depend on the type of face mask you use.
Naturally, the first step is to decide what type of skin condition you want to fix or solve. For example, if your skin concerns are dullness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and to reduce the signs of aging then our Pure Vitamin C Masque would be your best choice.
If you’re looking for exceptional hydration & and skin nourishment, then our Dilo and Coconut Hydrating Masque would be your perfect choice.
And lastly, our Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque will purify, resurface, and rejuvenate your skin leaving you with a healthy glow.
2. Face masks are great for self-care.
This one is a no-brainer benefit. Face masks are your YOU time. It’s 20-30 minutes out of your day to simply sit back, relax and do what makes you happy. There’s just something about putting on a face mask that is guaranteed to bring an instant smile to your face.
3. Face masks make your skin glow.
Face masks deeply cleanse by drawing out impurities from below the skin’s surface. Steaming your face or exfoliating before applying your mask is a great way to open your pores: this makes it easier for the dirt and bacteria to be removed and helps to ensure all of the mask’s beneficial active ingredients and vitamins are absorbed well into your skin.
When Should I Apply a Face Mask in My Skincare Routine?
Think of face masks as a replacement for your serums and spot treatments once or twice a week. Just like serums, face masks typically include concentrated levels of active ingredients that your skin needs to thoroughly absorb to have the most impact.
Step 1: Cleanse the skin and apply toner. Your skin must be free of impurities and excess oils so that your pores are open making it easier for the face mask to be completely absorbed.
Step 2: Pure Fiji’s masques are all simple to use. Apply a thin layer to clean skin, avoiding the eye area.
Step 3: Leave on for 30 minutes and rinse or can be left on as an overnight masque by removing excess masque with cotton pads before you sleep. If you decide to use it overnight make sure you rinse your mask in the morning, followed by toner, serum, and a moisturizer.
Step 4: Use a lukewarm, damp cloth to gently remove the product from the skin. Pat dry and apply moisturizer as usual.
How Often Should I Include Pure Fiji’s Face Masque in My Skincare Routine?
Pure Fiji’s face masques are designed to be used twice to three times a week. When in doubt, read the directions that come with your face masque or talk to your esthetician for specific recommendations.
As you can see, face masks are extremely beneficial for your skin. They are quick and easy to use, especially if you’re using them overnight and there is literally a face mask designed to target almost any skin issue you want to address. This relaxing, self-care beauty ritual will help cleanse, hydrate, and plump your skin in no time. Say hello to renewed glowing skin!