Face masks have quickly become a part of our everyday lives over the past year. In ordser to help curb the spread of COVID-19, we have been asked to do our part by wearing face masks when out in public.
But that’s not the type of face mask we want to talk about. There are a number of resources available regarding those types of face masks. Today we wanted to discuss beauty face masks.
Beauty face masks are a great way to rejuvenate the skin on your face, with little effort. These face masks have been around for decades, but they seem to have gained popularity recently as people are forced to look at themselves more often these days.
With so many different types of beauty face masks out there, which one do you choose? Do different face masks do different things?
Let’s take a look at the different types of beauty face masks available today and which ones are best for your skin.
How Do Beauty Face Masks Work?
Beauty masks are gaining a lot of popularity these days as people are doing more work from home and are forced to look at themselves via their webcams. This has led to an increase in facial plastic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation. Sometimes surgery, or even a non-surgical procedure, isn’t the right option for everyone. This is where beauty masks come in to play.
Beauty masks offer an alternative to those other options that is less costly and can be done right at home. And while the benefits may not be as great as the other options, they can still keep your skin looking and feeling great.
So How Do Beauty Masks Work?
Beauty face masks are pretty simple in the way that they work. Different face masks have different ingredients in them, which can cause different results, but the main idea behind them is that those ingredients are forced to stay on your face for longer than a traditional cream or lotion.
With a cream or a lotion, after you apply them to your skin, you typically are rinsing them off and moving on. With a face mask, you’re leaving the mask on for anywhere between 10 minutes to overnight, depending on the product you’re using, and the results you’re looking for.
Creams and lotion are great for taking care of the immediate effects of dry skin or itchy skin, but if you’re looking to help prevent things like aging lines, wrinkles, chronic dry skin, etc., then you’ll want to look into something that stays on your face longer.
By staying on your face longer, and being trapped by the mask itself, the active ingredients in the mask are able to be absorbed more by your skin, thus giving it a better chance of working.
That being said, you do have to be careful when choosing the type of mask you want. Depending on the results you’re looking for, not all masks are made equally.
What Are the Different Types of Masks?
There are a number of different beauty face masks out there designed to help with different aspects of skincare. Some are designed to be worn for shorter periods of time, while others are designed to be worn overnight or for hours.
Let’s take a look at a few of the most popular face masks available on the market to better understand which one will work best for you.
1. Cream Masks
Cream masks provide a high level of moisturization and hydration to the skin. These are a great fit for people with normal to dry skin as it can help lock in some of that moisture and keep the skin looking healthy and smoother. If you’re really looking to boost the hydration in your skin, then cream masks are a great choice.
2. Sheet Masks
Sheet masks have become increasingly popular over the last few years. They are an easy, convenient way to cleanse your face. Sheet masks come in a variety of different formulas specifically created for various skin types. So unlike cream masks or clay masks, which are best used on specific skin types, you can find sheet masks in all varieties. They are super easy to use, just apply to your face, let sit for 30+ minutes, and remove. You can even seal in the effects of the mask by applying your favorite moisturizer on top after you remove the mask.
3. Clay Masks
Clay masks are designed to be used with normal to oily skin. These masks are made to naturally detoxify the skin without the use of oils, which is why they are great for people with oily skin. If you are prone to acne, these types of masks can also work great. They will harden on the skin and absorb all of the dirt, oil, and grime that may be accumulating on your face. They can also help to remove blackheads and clean pours.
It is important to note that clay masks tend to have more of a drying affect than other masks, which is why they aren’t recommended for people with already dry skin.
4. Exfoliating Masks
Exfoliating masks can generally be used on all skin types and are another way to help prevent, or reduce, acne. These masks are designed to open up your pours and remove dead skin cells from your face, leaving your restored skin looking amazing. These masks can also be very drying in the way that they work, so be sure to protect the skin afterwards by using your favorite moisturizer.
Beauty Mask Results vs. Non-Surgical Treatments
Beauty face masks are a great way to help protect the face on your skin, reduce oils and acne, as well as prevent your skin from drying out too much. They can help restore that youthful shine and make your skin appear healthier.
In most cases though, these types of masks are not going to be a replacement for non-surgical treatments. Laser and other facial treatments can enhance the skin in ways that these facial creams just can’t do. While the chemicals in these masks are being absorbed into your skin, your skin is naturally built to protect from outside elements, so there is only so much that is being absorbed.
Non-surgical treatments are designed to circumvent some of the natural protections our skin offers in order to rejuvenate the skin. So it’s important to keep your expectations in check.
At the AYA Med Spa, we offer a variety of non-surgical skin treatments that can help rejuvenate your face, remove wrinkles and fine lines, while giving you back that healthy glow you had when you were younger.
We can provide guidance on what skincare treatments will give you the results you desire without having to undergo surgery. For more information, contact us today!