For a mask to have maximum effect our skin, we must first have a skincare routine in place.
There are a few essential products we all need in our daily skin care routine and some that can be added. The ‘must haves’ are: a gentle cleanser, exfoliant, moisturizer and sunscreen. You can also add a serum, eye cream or facial mask to your skin care routine.
The first step is to properly cleanse your skin using a gentle cleanser for your skin type to remove pollutants, make-up and other dirt particles from your skin. At night time, we recommend to double cleanse.
Special cleansers can be used as a face mask for optimal results such as the TONIC Cleansing Milk and TONIC Clarifying Foaming Cleanser. Simply massage the cleanser into your skin and leave it on for a few extra minutes before washing it off. You will get more benefits from your cleanser and a home facial as well!
It is most important to exfoliate on a regular basis to remove dead skin cells and to allow all other products used on your skin to be absorbed properly. We recommend using a gentle, natural exfoliator containing AHA’s and BHA’s especially if your skin is prone to acne and to avoid products with harmful chemicals. Certain exfoliants can be used as a face mask by leaving them on your face a little longer before rinsing off such as the TONIC Microexfoliant+.
To give your skin the extra care it needs we definitely recommend adding a face mask to your skin care routine.
But how often?
It does depend on your skin type and the product. Some facial masks can be used daily, such as hydrating masks, while others for oily skin can be used 3 times a week or less if your skin is very sensitive.
If you are the dry skin type a hydrating mask is the one for you. If you are the normal skin type, cream masks are perfect for your skin.
Oily skin types should turn to masks that help with excess oil production containing AHA’s and BHA’s to unclog pores, reduce acne and blackheads.
Carefully following a daily skin care routine will help prepare your skin to achieve maximum results from your face mask. We all live a busy lifestyle, but it is important to give your mask enough time to work its magic so that you can soon enjoy healthy looking, bright, smooth skin.