How & why you should be using a Natural Face Mask

Natural Face Mask

What’s not to like about face masks? They’re easy to apply, great for your skin and a good excuse to run a bath and indulge in a little self care. But does every skin type benefit from using a face mask?

The short answer… ‘YES – but make sure it’s natural’!

I think of natural face masks as just one weapon in my arsenal of skin treatments.  Natural face masks can help you to treat many skin care concerns that you might have. This includes dryness, removing excess oils and aging.

There are loads of perks to introducing a face mask into your own skincare routine.  Here are just a few:

  • Takes your daily cleansing to the next level. Natural face masks help to keep your skin surface clear and pores unclogged and prevent from breakouts.
  • Natural face masks draw out the impurities like dirt, oil, and makeup that have built up within the upper layers of the skin
  • Improve the appearance of pores
  • Stimulate blood circulation resulting in an overall improvement in skin tone
  • Enhance the other treatment products and serums that you may be using
  • A good excuse to relax the mind and spirit while working on fabulous complexion

Which Face Mask Should I Use?

We’ve got a range of fantastic natural, organic and vegan face masks that are gentle, even on the most sen

Turmeric Face Mask
Golden Grind Turmeric Face Mask

sitive of skin. Here are a few of our faves…

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How do I Apply a Face Mask?

There are a few things that need to happen before you begin. One being pulling your hair away from your face and making sure you have a clock or timer handy. Secondly, and absolutely most importantly, read the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Each mask is formulated differently and therefore should be used accordingly.

Mountain Pepper Berry + Papaya Face Mask
Cedar + Stone Mountain Pepper Berry & Papaya Face Mask

I also apply a little eye cream around my eyes so that this area doesn’t get dehydrated.

Generally, I always start with a freshly cleaned face. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.

Using damp fingertips, apply your mask directly onto your damp face, then extend down your neck. Try not to rub the mask ‘into’ the skin, but rather on top of the skin.  Always avoid the eyes and keep nostrils clear.

Be sure to keep an eye on the timer. Do not leave the mask on for any longer than instructed.

When it comes time to remove the mask, use plenty of water and a wet wash cloth. I like to place a warm, wet washer over my face and hold it for a few seconds. I find this helps ensure a gentle rinsing process.

Natural Face Mask
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask

Make sure you’re really gentle when removing the mask and when drying afterwards.

How Often Should I Use a Face Mask?

It really depends on the skin care concern you’re trying to address. Generally, I’d advise to start on using a natural face mask no more than once a week to begin with. The instructions on the packaging may differ though, so follow accordingly.