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How To Find The Best Face Mask For Your Skin Type

No matter what skin type or what you’re looking for — whether it is firming, acne-fixing, blackhead-removing, a drugstore bargain, mud masks, and overnight masks – it is important to find one that really works. No matter what your skin type, you will need to re-hydrate and plump up those skin cells. Luckily, there is a facial mask for every skin type that can jump-start repairs and help combat party-induced woes. Not sure which face mask is right for you? Let us share with you on how to find the best facial masks for your ski type for 2020 and 2021, as recommended by the Tropika Club team. 

Why do you need a face mask?

Using a (right type of) face mask or sheet mask can be a good boost to your skin-care regimen. Depending on the unique requirements of the skin, masks can pump up the moisture, help supercharge exfoliation or simply calm the skin when it’s irritated. Despite the fact that you have your morning and night-time regimens, masks can be helpful tools for tailoring or customising your routine to address specific concerns, like a stubborn pimple or seasonal dryness. 

Incorporate one into your regimen once or twice per week by applying it on your clean, dry face, avoiding the eyes and mouth (unless the mask is made for those areas). Remove it per packaging instructions, and follow with other leave-on skincare products as directed or needed. 

What type of face mask is best for my skin type?

With so many new masks (including sheet masks) on the market it can be hard to know which ones will really help skin, and which type is best for which skin types. Face masks for dry skin should be labeled hydrating, moisturising, or “nourishing” and contain softening ingredients like hyaluronic acid , glycerin, and plant oils and butters. If you have oily skin, masks containing ingredients such as clay or charcoal work by absorbing oil out of pores,s. Look for terms like purifying, clarifying, or detoxifying on product packaging. 

How often Should I mask? 

It really depends. If you are using a formula that’s soothing or hydrating, you shouldn’t have a problem doing so on a daily basis. 

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What face masks should I use for dry skin?

Your skin needs extra moisture, so go for creamy formulas with ingredients that help your skin retain water (such as hyaluronic acid, glycerin, Vitamin E and olive oil). Apply liberally all over the face and on the neck. Try to avoid salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide which may induce peeling and flaking. 

Brightening masks are most appropriate for those with dry, dull skin and anyone suffering from pigmentation and also uneven skin tone. A good mask in this category should contain powerful brightening ingredients like arbutin, vitamin C and niacinamide. These ingredients improve skin tone and leave skin glowing and shiny. 

What face masks should I use for acne-prone and blemish-prone skin?

Clay Masks are ideal for acne-prone skin. They help balance out the oils in your skin by regulating excess sebum and tightening pores. They also aid to smooth and soften the surface of your skin, which make them very suitable for oily, congested skin. Acne-prone skin is tricky as it overreacts to many things, so avoid oil-stripping ingredients as well as pore-clogging balms. Look for a mask containing clay for clarifying and lactic or citric acid. 

What face masks should I use for sensitive skin?

For sensitive skin types that tend to sting or burn when you apply a product, it is a good idea to try different kinds of face masks before you buy it. You will really need to rely of trial and error to find the right masks for your sensitive skin.  Unfortunately, sensitive skin types are often allergic to botanical ingredients even if they’re “clean.” Thus, a certain degree of caution is always necessary to prevent unnecessary breakouts. Do try an enzyme masks as they are more gentle on the skin. 

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What face masks should I use for combination skin?

Clay masks and charcoal masks are suitable for oily skin to combination skin or shiny t-zones. This is because both clay and charcoal absorb excess oil from skin’s surface. Charcoal also has the unique ability to gently draw out dirt from congested pores. A well formulated clay mask will leave skin shine-free, but not dry or tight. 

What face masks should I use for anti-ageing and cellular renewal of my skin?

Water Sleeping Masks. These masks are exactly what they sound like: You slather them on your face at night before going to bed so that when you wake up, your skin is moisturised and refreshed. Sleeping masks are perfect if you’ve got anti-ageing worries because most restorative work on your skin cells happens overnight. When the body is in a restful sleep, the skin’s metabolism increases and skin cell turnover and renewal increases manifolds. 

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