Confused about all the different face masks we have to offer?? Here is my quick face mask 101 crash course to get you started!
Off Masks are the types of masks that remove things from your face: dirt, oil, toxins, pollution, and dead layers of skin.
Off Masks can be used up to 3 times a week, but if you have particularly dry or sensitive skin start with once a week. You definitely don’t want to overuse Off Masks! You can, however, treat yourself to a double whammy facial and follow up an Off Mask with an On Mask for a cooling and restorative effect!
Skin types that require more frequent Off Mask treatments include oily and combination skin. Follow your Off Mask with an On Mask or a moisturizer that is not oil based. Focus on vitamins, caffeine, and exfoliation when choosing your Off Mask.
If you have sensitive skin, steer clear of the Calling All Fairies and Pineapple Pick Me Up and opt instead for Envy This, Cackle Spackle, or Go West for a deep, but more gentle, clean.
Off Masks can leave your skin feeling inflamed because of the hard work they’ve done. Redness and tingling during and after an Off Mask is perfectly normal; itchiness, intense burning, and any other side effects that are persistent can be an indication of an allergy and you should discontinue use. Always test Off Masks on the inside of your wrist before use if you are prone to sensitivities.
On Masks are the types of masks that leave something behind, whether that be moisture, nutrients, or softness.
On Masks can be used as often as your skin will tolerate them. I have used them up to 4 times a week when needed – particularly moisturizing masks in wintertime! You can also use your On Mask after an Off Mask treatment to restore moisture – using a product like I’m Turning Blueberry or Apricots Overnight after Cackle Spackle or Calling All Fairies will restore the moisture that was depleted during the detox/cleaning phase.
No matter the type of mask you use, you will want to follow it up with a good moisturizer. #facemasks #dryskin #oilyskin #acne #antiageing