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Not All Face Masks Are Equal: 4 Types To Know For Your Skin

  • 08, Sep 2020

Whether you need to deal with stress-related breakouts or give your skin a boost of moisture, a face mask is a relaxing and fun way to add into your skincare routine. What makes face masks so great is that they deliver short bursts of concentrated active ingredients that help to hydrate, soothe, plump, or exfoliate the skin.

 

From sheet masks to sleeping masks, there is a wide variety of masks nowadays – but the question is: which one is best for your skin?

 

Before you start filling up your beauty cabinet, we explore some of the different masks that exist to help you find the right one and deal with your most pressing skin care concern right at home!

 

1. Overnight/Sleeping mask

 

These masks are exactly what they are called: you slather them on your face before going to bed at night, so you can wake up the next day with moisturised, soft skin.

 

Sleeping masks do all the restorative work on your skin overnight – when the body is in a deep, restful sleep, the skin’s cell turnover rate accelerates to improve dull, dry, and wrinkly skin.

 

Wake up to plump and youthful skin with our Aspure Sleeping Mask. Packed with high antioxidant botanicals and key ingredients like Licorice Root Extract and Natto Gum, this mask can repair ageing skin and brighten exhausted complexion, while reducing the oily T-zone area while you sleep.

 

Leave it on for 20 mins and rinse off for a quick hydration boost or use it overnight to rejuvenate and hydrate your skin with optimum results.

 

2. Clay mask

 

For those with oily or acne-prone skin, clay contains unique absorbent properties to draw out impurities and dislodge build-up from congested pores. A well-formulated clay mask can regulate excess sebum, and leave your skin tightened and shine-free, without drying out your skin.

 

The type of clay used can make a difference in its efficacy – but look out for a mask that also includes emollients and soothing agents to help calm and soothe your complexion.

 

3. Exfoliating mask

 

Exfoliating is a significant part of any skincare routine. This can help to get rid of dead skin cells that clog your pores and cause breakouts to happen. They also help to even out your skin tone, lighten discolouration and reduce pigmentation.

 

Exfoliating masks usually contain hydroxy acids (like glycolic and lactic acids) and fruit enzymes (typically from pineapple and papaya) to gently exfoliate for a smoother skin texture.

 

Plus, they also offer natural skin-brightening properties for that healthy, lit-from-within glow.

 

4. Sheet mask

 

Sheet masks are fuss-free, effective, and easy to use to get your skin plumped, soft and bright. They range in a variety of formulas – from anti-ageing, brightening, calming to hydrating – to work for all skin types.

 

The occlusive nature of the mask means that the sheet prevents quick water evaporation and allows your skin to absorb all the goodness as the ingredients penetrate deep into the skin.

 

Conclusion

 

Face masks play a key supporting role when you’re dealing with dehydrated, oily, irritated or dry skin for an instant boost to your complexion.

 

With that said, it is still crucial to follow a balanced skin care routine that includes a cleanser, serum, moisturiser and SPF with essential ingredients like antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid.

 

And going for facial services can also help to maintain and keep your skin in top shape. At Adonis, our Auras Oxy Facial has been well-received by numerous customers to tackle skin problems and pamper the skin. It includes an exfoliation and metabolic facial massage step for a deep cleansing facial that will clear congested pores and promote skin detoxification. Finally, a personalised mask will be applied to nourish and energise the skin.

 

Don’t miss your change to sign up for an affordable facial – new customers can enjoy this facial package at only $480 (after 7% GST) for 8 sessions!