Facial Mask, when and how to use it?

Mascarilla Facial, ¿cuándo y cómo utilizarla?

When to apply a facial mask?

Any time is a good time to apply a face mask, but generally there is a tendency to think that the afternoon-evening is the best time.

And maybe, since it coincides with your time of relaxation, when you get home and have finished your daily duties, it is a good time to apply a mask.

But, you should know that you can apply it at any time, for example, if it is a tightening mask with a lifting effect, such as the one by our Synergy Lift lineIf you have an important event, apply it beforehand, no matter what time of day it is, so you can make the most of this effect.

If you want to increase its effectiveness, the ideal is to apply it after a mechanical exfoliationwrite down the steps:

  • Hygienewith your usual hygiene cosmetics
  • Perform a gentle exfoliation physical exfoliation with a scrub, always bearing in mind that you should not apply it on inflammatory lesions or on very sensitive skin, in that case scrub for less time and in a gentler way.
  • Then do a massagefor at least 5 minutes, with your moisturizer with your usual moisturizer or with an active ingredient concentrate.
  • Without removing any moisturizer residue, apply your mask according to the indications of each type, but generally apply it with a brush and leave it on for about 15 minutes.
  • After removing it, you can apply your moisturizer or serum and you're ready!

Why use a mask?

The interesting thing about face masks is that they have a more concentrated percentage of active ingredients and very pleasant textures for the skin.

Keep in mind that many face masks are also occlusivethat is to say, when they dry they produce occlusion, making the active ingredients contained in the mask itself or in the cosmetics that have been applied previously penetrate better.

There are many types of masks and each of them with a purpose: moisturizing, decongestive, anti-reddening and regenerating, depigmenting, with lifting effect, etc.

It is worth mentioning those that are of the type clay typeThese, in addition to producing occlusion, help to clean the skin by eliminating keratosis and some pimples when removed, as they require a certain pressure.


What is an exfoliating mask?

An exfoliating mask is a mask that helps to remove the most superficial cells of your skin.

Cells that are actually already dead and lie flat on the skin, like a "wall", forming part of the skin's barrier function, to protect us from various factors. Any mask that indicates that it is exfoliating, for example, those containing alpha hydroxy acids, is ideal for exfoliating by removing these dead cells that "clog" our skin and give it a duller tone.

Wrinkle mask

Keep in mind that to avoid and to improve your wrinkles the first thing to take into account is the correct hydration of the skin.

Skin hydration is a phenomenon that occurs, on the one hand, in the most superficial layer of the skin, called the epidermis, and also at a deeper level, in the dermis.

The passage of time and natural aging in our skin is inevitable, but if you take good care of your skin, you can slow down and improve some of the typical features of aging, such as wrinkles.

To do this you must make sure you always keep it well hydrated.

Masks, as we have already mentioned, often have a higher concentration of active ingredients, therefore, they are ideal for dehydration and to treat wrinkles.

Look for those containing hyaluronic acid, squalene, vegetable oils, vitamin E, vitamin C, ceramides, beta-glucans, growth factorsetc., all of them with great moisturizing power.

Masks to lighten the skin

These masks are ideal to help maintain the skin's natural skin toneThese masks usually have lightening active ingredients such as vitamin C, kojic acid, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, etc., which help to minimize small spots and even out the tone.

At Maystar Cosmética we have several masks that can help you if you have any blemishes. Whitening Care Mask contains Mandarin Extract from Japan, Kojic Acid and Vitamin C, lightening substances par excellence.

And the Illuminating Mousse Mask from our Cellular Expression Vitamin C line, also has the property of giving light to the skin and if you apply it for a week every night, it is an ideal shock treatment to rejuvenate your skin and keep it luminous.

Masks for acne

Skin with acne is more delicate than we think, so depending on the type of acne you have or if you are undergoing medical treatment, you should use one type of mask or another.

In the case of being in the hands of a dermatologist, we suggest that you only apply what the doctor has indicated and always communicate what other cosmetic products you use.
In case your acne is grade 1 or 2, mild acne, non-inflammatory, you could look for exfoliating masksfor example with alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, retinol, azelaic acid.

And a fundamental tip if you have acne:
Don't try to remove any pimples by yourself! You will only make the lesions worse and risk causing unsightly scars.

Masks for blackheads

The ideal way to improve this type of lesion is to use a mask that dries, i.e., a clay typeRemember that when you remove it you exert a slight drag and in this way you help to clean the pores better, thanks to the gentle physical traction.

You can also take into account some exfoliating principles such as alpha hydroxy acids, salicylic acid or glycolic acid..

Masks for oily skin

The masks that work best if your skin is very oily are those made of clay typeThey are very absorbent and when removed they provide a deeper cleansing that oily skin appreciates.

You could also look to see if it has in its composition azelaic acid, salicylic acid o glycolic acidwhich regulate sebaceous secretion.

Mask for dark circles under the eyes (eye contour)

Dark circles under the eyes in general are quite difficult to treat, especially because there is a strong hereditary factor that triggers them.

If you are one of those who struggles with them, we advise you to look for decongestive masksin case your problem is the bags, or whiteningif your eye contour is darker than the rest of your skin. This type of mask, by whitening the area, unifies the tone and reduces the dark circles effect.

For example, by applying Whitening Care Mask can improve the tone of your eye contour, thanks to the depigmenting active ingredients it contains.

In addition, we recommend that you try to sleep 8 hours and use a concealer for dark circles under the eyes to conceal bags and provide luminosity to the eye contour.

As you can see, we recommend that you take into account the masks as part of your daily skin care routine and you will see what good results!