Face masks can be
exfoliating, anti-aging, deep cleansing, lifting and moisturising.
They can revitalise a tired complexion and they can be a relaxing and
luxurious experience that has a considerable feel good factor.
For Mature skin, masks
can deliver a burst of temporary anti-ageing ingredients that
instantly soften and smooth lines. Often the effect can last for
When you are planning to use a face
mask the first thing to do is cleanse thoroughly. Use a washing cream and make sure that you rinse off any residue. If your skin is oily the mask will not penetrate as well. You will
only get the full benefit if you apply the mask to scrupulously clean
skin. This will allow your face to absorb more of the ingredients of
Masks work best when coverage is generous, so
donít be afraid to use a thicker application. The mask wonít work
as well if it is applied to thinly so donít be tempted to save
money by scrimping here.
Try placing a slice of chilled cucumber or a
chilled, used tea bag over the eyes while you are relaxing with the
face mask on. This will brighten and tighten the eye area.
Masks for dry skin can often be removed with a dry
tissue, this is especially good for very dry skin as a thin film of
moisture stays on the skin for hours afterwards. For other masks
remove with a wet, warm face cloth in gentle, circular movements.
This will act as a gentle exfoliant and leave skin instantly brighter
and clearer looking. But donít use abrasive exfoliants at this
stage as you donít want to strip the skin.
well using your night time moisturiser directly after using a mask . With dead skin sloughed off and pores
open and unclogged, your moisturiser will sink in more deeply and have greater
The Garnier Hydrating Face mask shown in the picture is only £0.99 from Cosmetics4less.