Maybe you feel your skin getting dry and you think, "maybe it's time for a face mask". That's fine, but the key with face masks is using them consistently and correctly, not just when you feel like it. There are actually only a few steps in how to properly use and apply a face mask - it's not that hard, so read on!
Step 1: Wash Your Hands
Always clean your hands first. This is a must. Your hands are one of the dirtiest, most bacteria-filled parts of your body, so use a gentle soap and wash thoroughly before you touch your face!
Step 2: Wash Your Face
Wash, exfoliate, open up your pores! Cleaning your face before adding toners, moisturizers, or any type of essence is vital. You need to remove impurities, excess oil, dirt, and whatever else may be on your face first before you apply anything else. Use any type of cleanser whether it's a foam cleanser or a liquid cleanser, and clean your face outwards starting at the center. Carefully clean your T-zone, especially around your nose, and finally rinse with lukewarm water, to keep your pores open and ready for what's next.
Step 3: Apply Toner
Next, apply toner with a cotton pad if you have one. This will further exfoliate dead cells and impurities and will be vital in allowing the features of your face mask to enter your skin. Put some toner on the cotton pad and sweep it from the center of your face outwards, and focus on your jaw-line too.
Step 4: Apply Face Mask
Now that you're all ready, it's time to wear the mask. Apply it gently and spread it out so it's not all wrinkled. Make sure that the mask reaches under your chin and jaw, and gets all of your forehead. There are a few things to take note of with the type of mask you wear and how long you wear it.
Know Your Skin Type
It's always important to use products that are meant for your skin type. Your facial cleanser, your toner, even your hand wash should all be made for the type of skin you have whether it's dry, oily, or normal/combination. Choose a mask that is meant for what you need most.
Set a Timer
Depending on the face mask, the amount of time you should leave it on your face will differ. Always read the instructions on the packaging and don't leave it on too long. You can always set a timer if you can't keep track of time!
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Step 5: Always Moisturize!
After you've taken off the mask and rubbed in the remaining essence from it, lastly it's time to apply a moisturizer. This step will help lock in all the good stuff you just let sink into your skin. Take a pearl-sized dot of moisturizer and place it evenly across your face, especially on essential parts like your nose, forehead, and chin. Spread it out gently starting from the inner areas of your face and let it sit in for the rest of the night!
Now you've learned the most important steps in how to use and properly apply a face mask. Try it out tonight if you're up for it!