Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Face Masks!

Face Masks

Hello lovely ladies! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a week!! I have been so sick . .

Today, I will give you some information on face masks! I try to apply a face mask once a week ( once a week is good, no need for more).

 After applying cleanser, toner and scrub on my skin, I apply the mask, leave it for 20 minutes, and apply my moisturiser after I remove the mask with water. I usually do this routine at night before I go to sleep. If you happen to do it before, please don’t apply make-up afterwards!! 

If you ask : why apply a face mask? Facial masks are designed to supplement a regular skin care regimen. While daily cleansing, exfoliation and moisturizing are responsible for much of the health of your complexion, regular facials can help nourish your skin and address any skincare issues. Adding weekly facials to your skincare routine will improve the health of your skin and enhance the beauty of your complexion.

What are the benefits of a facial mask?  Depending on their formulation and their ingredients, face masks can be effective at treating several common skin conditions.

·        Moisturise Your Skin

Those with dry or sensitive skin will benefit from adding a moisturizing facial into their skin care routine. While daily moisturizers provide essential hydration to your skin, an intensive facial can deeply moisturize your skin and protect it from the elements. Look for facial masks that contain ingredients like avocado oil, olive oil or honey. These ingredients attract moisture and seal in hydration to get rid of dry skin.

·        Remove Excess Oil

If you suffer from oily or combination oily skin, a mask to deep cleanse your pores and remove excess oil will help keep your pores clear. Choose a facial mask that contains ingredients like kaolin clay. This ingredient pulls impurities from your skin and absorbs oil to tighten your skin and constrict your pores. It is also formulated to nourish your skin while deep cleansing each pore.

·        Treat Acne

Performing regular facials using masks which contain ingredients, such as salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide or sulfur, can also be used to treat acne. These masks work to remove excess skin cells and oil. They also may help to kill acne bacteria to treat pimples and prevent future breakouts. Acne medication may be used in conjunction with clay to remove impurities and clean pores while treating breakouts.

A range of acne-medicating masks are available commercially that are formulated to be gentle enough for regular use.  It might sound strange , but a homemade option for an acne facial mask is to crush aspirin tablets!! Add enough water to form a paste and apply the mixture over your face. Allow it to dry; rinse thoroughly with water. Aspirin contains a form of salicylic acid, which will help treat pimples.

·        Exfoliating

Some masks are intended to help slough off dead skin cells. After using the mask, you'll reveal newer skin cells that may be softer and less damaged than the surface cells.Some of the best face masks contain beta hydroxy acid or alpha hydroxy acids, which accelerate skin cell turnover. Other facial masks contain physical granules such as ground apricot kernels to help scrub away dead skin as you rub the mask off.
This is all babes. A review of masks that me and Martina like will come will come in posts to follow. Although I usually use normal masks that you may find at pharmacies or at beauty salons, I occasionally like to make my own mask! Here are a couple of links that I like to use to make my masks : 

Denise o.bo. The Fabulous Team xoxo


  1. Than was really helpful!
    Thanks Denise! Thanks girls!
    I subscribed!!!


  2. Very detailed post Denise! xx hope you're feeling better now :)