Regardless of what skin type we have and what effect we want to achieve, the face mask has one goal: to improve the condition of the skin. Before you learn the types of face masks, find out how a face mask works.
The facial mask is designed to create an occlusion. Occlusion (Latin occlusio ‘closure’), which forms a coating on the skin after applying a cosmetic. It aims to protect the skin against excessive loss of water by reducing or preventing the evaporation of water from the epidermis.
Types of face masks
Nourishing and moisturizing masks
They are the basic element of care. Although they can be used for all skin types, they are most recommended for dry skin care. Nourishing and moisturizing masks contain very strong active substances, so they penetrate deeply into the skin, which they nourish and restore its elasticity. These are: karite butter, hyaluronic acid, cereal seed oil, vitamins and other minerals. They can be used throughout the year: in the winter they protect the skin against the effects of low temperatures, and in the summer they protect it from the sun’s rays.
They are especially recommended for people with oily and combination skin. Cleansing masks contain ingredients with calming effects, purifying pores and eliminating impurities. The most common is clay (green, white or blue), zinc oxide and menthol.
Smoothing and firming masks
They are intended for women over 40 years of age, whose skin becomes less and less elastic, which results in the appearance of wrinkles. Smoothing and firming masks restore the elasticity of the skin thanks to the content of active ingredients, such as auxins from cereals and rice, as well as vitamins B5 and B6.
Calming and toning masks
They moisturize, reduce discomfort and support the elimination of dilated capillaries. Calming and toning masks are based on essential oils, plants (for example, rose, iris, chamomile) or thermal waters.