[About] Face Masks

Putting on a face mask, whether it be a clay mask or a sheet mask, is a great way to relax. Masks are relaxing and they definitely are beneficial.

Fast facts: Face masks have been around for a while now, although they have become trendy recently. As mentioned before, there are different types of masks including peel-off, gel, clay, and sheet masks. Also, along with the variety of types of masks, the time a mask stays on varies too, some can stay on 5 minutes, others are meant for overnight. Sheet masks originated in Korea and spread worldwide. Going to the store and picking out a mask or making one at home can be enjoyable.

Trusted brands: Freeman Beauty, TonyMoly, Soo AE, Sephora Collection, Dr. Jart, Derma•E, Shea Moisture, Andalou Naturals, GlamGlow, Innisfree, Leaders, and Patchology.

Where to find a mask: Face masks can be found at places such as Wal-Mart, CVS, Target, Ulta, TJ Maxx, and Sephora. If you are somewhere like Ulta or Sephora, ask questions. Also, download their apps, it’s going to save you money! Masks generally are not expensive, the average single use mask could be from $2.50 to $5.00. You can also make your own mask using ingredients found at your local grocery store.

What you need to know when buying/using a mask:

  • Identify your skin type and concerns.
  • Masks have different purposes. They can brighten, hydrate, or smooth the skin.
  • Use a mask that caters to your skin type & concerns to get most benefit.
  • Clean your face before applying the mask. (Use gentle face wash or wipes)
  • Have your hair out of your face when you apply the mask.
  • Read ingredients and instructions carefully.
  • Sheet masks are best enjoyed laying down.
  • When applying a clay/peel-off mask, use your index and middle finger to apply it (Allows for great coverage & distribution of product). You can also use a silicone brush tool to apply it (No mess and even coverage, clean before & after using).
  • Price check!!!
  • A mask can be part of your skin care regimen, used as much as twice a week!

Now go ahead and treat yourself to a mask!

Downloadable Face Mask Guide

Downloadable DIY Face Mask Recipe – This is a printable with a well tested face mask recipe. There is also a blog post from my first attempt (click here to see post)