There’s not necessarily a right or wrong way to apply face masks, but prepping the skin and using face masks efficiently and effectively can ensure that you get the best results.
Now we would always recommend that you follow the instructions on the packaging, but you can also follow our tips for a general rule of thumb when it comes to using face masks.
First of all, you need to patch test the mask, either on the inside of the upper arm or behind the ear. These are two places where the skin is most sensitive and prone to reaction. If no reaction or irritation occurs, leave the test on for at least ten minutes and inspect once rinsed off. If there are no signs of redness then you’re officially good to go!
The next step is to thoroughly cleanse your skin and remove any traces of makeup, or even go one step further and use a gentle exfoliating scrub. This will break down and polish away any dry skin or dead cells.
After cleansing, rinse your face well with cool water so that your skin is fully prepped and you’re ready to mask. It’s entirely up to you, what mask you choose to use, and how you want to apply it but essentially you have two options.
You can either use your fingertips to spread the mask evenly on your face, or use a flat brush or mask applicator which is probably the least messiest method.
Always read the packaging to determine how long to leave the mask on for as we wouldn’t advise exceeding this, and then follow the instructions on how to safely remove the mask.
After removing, whether it’s a peel off or rinse off, we would advise rinsing the skin well, and consider applying a lightweight moisturizer or serum to brighten and hydrate the skin.
Now it sounds simple, but including a few extra steps to fully prep the skin will make all the difference to your skincare routine. Let us know how you get on.