Which Facial mask should I choose?

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Using a facial mask can give the skin a little extra help when needed, especially before a special occasion.  I am offer asked what mask should I use, so I’ve put together my recommendations on choosing the right mask for your skin type and condition.

Dry Skin 

Can feel rough to the touch, appear dull and lifeless and sometimes feels tight. Skin needs to be kept hydrated to minimise these effects. Skinstitut Hydrating Mask is an intensely hydrating and calming mask that provides relief to dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin conditions.

  • Use 3-4 times a week for 10 minutes, or overnight for a more intensive treatment.
  • Remove with a damp cloth.

 Normal Skin

Is usually even in colour, free from blemishes and healthy-looking. Infused with superfruit extracts such as Goji and Acai Berry, My Payot Masque works to smooth, brighten and hydrate the skin in just 10 minutes. Perfect to applied before a special event or that day-after-the-night-before.

  • Use 1-2 times a week for 10 minutes
  • Remove with a damp cloth.

 Combination Skin

Combination skin may show signs of oiliness, open pores or dryness on the t-zone (forehead/nose and chin). If this is the case, try using Alpha-H Balancing and Pore Refining Mask to help draw out impurities and minimise excess oil.

  • Apply evenly to face and neck, leave for 10 minutes or until the mask has completely dried to a clay.
  • Remove with facial sponges or face cloth.

Oily Skin 

Appears shiny, usually with large pores and sometimes quite visible blackheads or whiteheads. Containing a unique blend of Dead Sea mud and energising minerals for a deep cleansing and a purifying action is AHAVA Purifying Mud Mask.

  • Use 3 times a week for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse thoroughly with warm water or remove with a Sponge Cloth.
  • This can be used all over the face or on specific problem areas.

 Prematurely Aged Skin

Fine lines are typical of a skin that is starting to age, the lines are most apparent around the eye area with a few on the forehead.  A favourite of Victoria Beckham’s is Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque. A powerful masque of concentrated antioxidants and vitamins to help skin recover from damage while enhancing barrier properties and promoting healthy tissue regeneration.

  • Use 1-2 times a week for 10 minutes.
  • Remove with a damp cloth.

 Sensitive Skin

Broken capillaries are often evident and the skin is prone to redness.  The skin can feel dry, tight and be uncomfortable when skincare is applied or exposed to climatic conditions.  PAYOT Sensi Expert Masque Dermo- Apaisant is a gentle repairing mask that delivers instant relief to sensitive skin that is suffering from redness, irritation, and inflammation.

  • Apply generously to cleansed face and throat or areas with or prone to sensitivity.
  • Allow to process at least ten minutes to fully activate.
  • Gently rinse with warm water.
  • Apply 2-3 times per week or whenever skin requires a soothing remedy.
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