If you want to provide the best care to your skin, face masks are a must when it comes to a skin routine. Face masks are treatments that target specific skin care concerns. Masks can help cleanse skin, nourish skin, improve the appearance of pores, deliver hydration.
How do Face Masks work?
Face Masks are like blankets for the surface of our skin. Face masks are occlusive, work by driving ingredients closer and deeper into the skin, infusing your pores and allowing the skin to soak up more of the product. Formulas of face masks can provide the immediate effect that you are looking for. These skincare products deliver an immediate boost and glow to your skin.
Depending on the key ingredients locked in a package, those products deliver beneficial ingredients to improve the appearance, quality of the skin and tend to be geared towards specific skin complaints and concerns such as acne or wrinkles.
Benefits of using face masks
The benefits of a face mask can be different, depending on the type of masks and ingredients they provide. Masks can deliver higher concentrations of ingredients to hydrate, plump and balance the skin. When you use mask that is rich in hyaluronic acid (HA), it has the added benefit of attracting and binding moisture. HA helps slow the process of skin aging by deeply hydrating the skin on a cellular level. Prevents moisture loss by forming a protective membrane on the skin. Face masks with Hyaluronic Acid has also been shown to provide a lifting and tightening effect that helps improves skin elasticity.
Different benefits we can expect from a clay mask. Clay masks are rich in beautifying minerals including calcium, magnesium, silica, sodium, copper, iron and potassium. Those masks have detoxifying abilities, nutritive qualities and microbial balancing properties giving it many reasons for use on the skin.
How to use Face Masks
It is always important to follow the instruction on a face mask’s package. Always before using a face mask, be sure to wash your face with a gentle cleanser and warm water to remove any makeup, dirt or residue. Apply a face mask to clean, dry skin so you’re not layering a face mask over dirt and bacteria. By using warm water, you allow the pores to stay open and for the ingredients to seep in better.
Our Skin Expert recommendation: always test a new face mask on a small area of the face first to make sure you can tolerate the ingredients. Try testing a small area of the skin on the jaw line or behind the ear.
The best Face Masks available on Esse&Co
A moisture-rich cream mask to supplement, soothe and hydrate dry and dehydrated skin conditions. This face treatment product is perfect if you need to relieve dryness, dehydration and fine lines. Apply on your skin to provide a glowing and revitalised appearance. Nimue Super Hydrating Mask is rich in active ingredients like:
- Hydrating Bio-Complex (restores skin functioning/hydrating)
- Hyaluronic Acid (restores skin functioning/hydroregulation) secondary ingredients
- Pentavitin Plant Extract (Saccharide Isomerate) (restores skin functioning/moisturising
- Ubiquinone (Co-enzyme Q10) (anti-oxidant)
- Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Oil (aroma)
A nourishing overnight face mask treatment with a complex of actives to recharge the skin, resulting in a plump, moisturised and radiant skin. You can apply this mask just before you go to bed. Let all the key ingredients work their magic while you sleep. Nimue Anti-Ageing Leave-On Mask reduces the appearance of fine lines, enhances luminosity and radiance while hydrated and nourish skin. Wake up to plumper, smoother and more supple skin.
You probably aren’t giving your neck the attention it needs. Because the skin on our neck is thin and sees quite a bit of sun, it can often show signs of aging sooner than other parts of the body. Invest in Kalahari Phyto Firming Mask. An ultra-firming and tightening, overnight leave-on neck mask with high concentrations of phyto-effective ingredients including Kigelia Africana and Baobab oil. The Algae extract offers visible lifting and re-contouring effects on neck, décolleté and bust. Neck skin is thin and doesn’t have the healing capacity of other parts of the body, prevention is key.
Kalahari Vita Gel Mask
One more easy mask to be use – Kalahari Vita Gel Mask that is rich in natural ingredients delivered straight from the African desert. This is rejuvenating and revitalising mask with natural moisture-binding ingredients like Peptides and Hydroxylic acid. An advanced combination of ingredients is more effective anti-aging properties, which leaves the skin smooth, detoxified and soft.