Different Face Masks for Skin Care at Home

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There are different face masks that suit different skin types. Here is a breakdown of different face masks for all skin types.

Face Masks for Skin Care

1.Sheet Mask: 

The best thing about sheet masks is that they are incredibly effective, fuss-free, and easy to use. All you need to do is pop one on your face, relax a bit, and peel it off after 30 minutes. They are highly absorbent, so use them before you hit the bed, and wake up to visibly brighter skin. They are also lightweight, seep into your skin directly, and match all skin types. If you have sensitive or oily skin, choose masks that are specifically made for your skin type

2. Peel Off Mask: 

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If you are looking for an instant glow, you need to use a peel-off mask. These masks physically remove everything that has settled on the topmost layer of your skin – like dead skin cells, dust, oil, and blackheads. Peel-off masks are usually fruit- or plant-based and use all-natural ingredients.

3. Cream Mask:

Cream-based masks are a good fit for normal to dry skin because it provides moisture and hydration, and softens your skin. They make your skin healthier, plumper, and smoother. Look for ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, essential oils, and natural butter, especially if they are not a part of your skincare routine already.

4.  Clay Mask: 

If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you need something that balances out the oil levels and regulates the oil secretion on your skin’s surface. Clay masks smoothen and soften the surface of your skin by getting rid of all the dust, debris, and gunk built upon it. They also remove blackheads and resolve T-zone issues while working on firming your skin. Look for masks that contain lactic and citric acids.

5. Charcoal Mask: 

Exfoliation is a significant part of everyday skincare routine. Once in a while, you need to use a mask to focus on just exfoliation to get rid of the dead skin cells that clog your pores and cause acne. Masks that contain glycolic acid, lactic acid, or papaya and pineapple fruit enzymes gently exfoliate and fully restore your skin. These ingredients are natural skin brightening agents too.

6. Water Sleeping Mask: 

Water sleeping masks are generally used overnight to rejuvenate, hydrate, and moisturize your skin thoroughly. You wake up the next day with plump, youthful, and soft skin. You put your skin through a lot every day, and over time it starts getting dull, dry, flaky, and wrinkly. You need something that actively combats all of this, and an overnight sleeping mask is one of the best solutions.

7. Vitamin C (brightening) Mask: 

As you age, your skin’s capacity to produce collagen goes down. This gives way to signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles. You need something that fortifies your skin, fills up those tiny lines, and boosts collagen production. Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid, and AHAs are some of the best ingredients for fixing aging concerns. Apart from including these ingredients in your everyday skincare routine, use a vitamin C mask every few weeks as it is highly potent and shows quick results.

8. Gel Mask: 

Gel masks are meant for sensitive and dehydrated skin types as they are gentle, lightweight, and get absorbed quickly. Ingredients like cucumber, green tea, and mint are usually found in these masks as they hydrate and calm your skin while firming and tightening it.

These are the different face masks for skin care that you can try at home.

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