Many of you have asked “Which mask is most suitable for me?”
While not considered an essential in a basic skin care routine, I do consider masks to be an important part of achieving healthy, beautiful skin. But because everyone’s skin is unique, masks are not one-size-fits-all. It is important that you use the right mask for your skin type. Here’s the breakdown on the types of masks that are available.
In my previous blog on Skin Care Tips In Singapore, I accentuated a 4 step routine of cleanse, tone and moisturize. In order to achieve optimum care, a weekly or biweekly routine of peel and mask will is ideal.
Clay masks: Clay mask including bentonite clay mask has been one of the most deep cleansing mask as pimple treatment. My favorite bentonite clay mask is Maria Galland Mask No.2 (creamy soft mask) which has strawberry extract helps to draw out impurities from pores and shrink the pores. It also helps to absorb excess oil, remove the appearance of dull skin whilst calming sensitive skin.
Cream masks: This category of mask is most suited for dehydrated and dry skin. There are mainly 5 categories of cream masks ie. Hydrating, Sensitive, Firming, Anti-wrinkle, Radiance. The efficacy of the cream mask is one of the highest as the active ingredients comes into close contact with the skin and stabilized with occulant products in the form of cream. Whilst it is not as easy to put on as sheet masks, but it is definitely one of the most embraced masks as it can easily be washed off.
My favorite cream mask is the Maria Galland Firming Mask No. 153. It has a silky soft texture which hugs the skin and keep it firmed up within 15 minutes. Simply wash off and enjoy a radiant, hydrated and firm face.
Sheet masks: Sheet masks is the most widely used masks by consumers. They are often soaked up with all the coveted skin tonic including serum, essence or ampoule as skincare tonic. Particularly Hyaluronic Acid, a super emolient to keep the face hydrated. Other go-to masks includes Vitamin C, Vitamin A and water-based serum made popular by Korean brands including ginseng, yuzu, aloe-vera, rose essential oil…
My favorite is Guinot Brightening Mask which is soaked with Vitamin C serum to help give the glow which lasts.
Regardless of which mask you use, all skin types will greatly benefit when an exfoliating scrub or peel is used first. This allows for the mask to work more effectively. Hope you have enjoyed this article as part of Skin Care Singapore series.