Face masks are great additions to any skincare routine to target specific skin concerns. Masks can address plenty of skin issues from helping with hydration to removing excess oils to improve the appearance of pores, all while providing SPA-like experience at home. It is worth mentioning that face masks are capable of locking-in the moisture or other ingredients in the skin that create a coat that helps to either hydrate, moisturize, dry or exfoliate the skin, depending on the ingredients used and its purpose. Therefore, face masks allow ingredients to penetrate better into your skin in a short period of time. This is the reason, it is said, that face masks can be an effective way to deliver an intensive burst of nourishing and therapeutic skincare ingredients in a highly concentrated form. The ingredients should suit your skin type and address your skin concerns.

The question remains: How to know if you have made the right mask choice. First and foremost you need to ask yourself what your primary skin concern would be. Different concerns require different combinations of ingredients. We cannot stress enough that reading ingredients is crucial in making the right choice. Best to look for natural ingredients, hypoallergenic, paraben free, fragrance free, especially if you have sensitive skin. Our motto is quality over quantity. Masks help reduce inflammation and prevent breakouts. For calming and healing effect look for aloe vera, shea butter, Camomile, black current seed oil extract, a great choice for instance would be Toleskin[M] for very reactive, prone to allergies skin, and/or soothing Masque Biosensible Biologique Recherche. For purifying and cleansing purposes we strongly recommend a yeast base mask, which would be our best-selling Masque Vivant Biologique Recherche, but also look for ingredients such as papaya, yogurt or salicylic acid, which have great purifying properties and can remove dead skin cells and get rid of pore clogging substances. An excellent choice would be a  Lumi Mask Purifying Pack Valmont and/or Sebu-Clear Masque from Environ, that contains hydroxy acid. Clay masks can inhibit excess oil production, unclog pores and also fight acne. An amazing choice for acne prone skin would be Biomagic Masque Recherche). Unfortunately, nowadays we cannot escape air pollution, which also has a negative impact on our skin. To clear your skin of unwanted pollution, brighten a dull skin tone and get rid of dark spots along with hyperpigmentation, a great choice would be to use Masque VIP O2, sheet masks PIGM400 Recherche), DetO2x pack, all of those can help to even out skin tone, are brightening, also help getting rid of free radicals and add extra oxygen into your skin, which literally, brings your skin back to life. There is one more thing we cannot escape in life and that is aging, but luckily with proper masks we can help it slow down significantly. Vitamin C is our best friend in the department of aging. It is an antioxidant that boosts collagen production, which is a protein responsible for skin elasticity. Regenerating Mask Treatment Valmont can definitely help with this rejuvenating process, you can use it once a week for 5 weeks as an intensive treatment or just every once in a while to add an extra collagen and hydration into your skin. Masque Biofixine Recherche) is a, so called, genuine ally against wrinkles, helps reduce the depth and length of wrinkles, smooths wrinkles, fine lines and expression lines. Last, but not least and as a matter of a fact, the most important part of a skincare routine, masks can help maintain proper skin hydration. We shall look for water based masks and also those that have hyaluronic acid such as hydrating mask from Masque Visolastine+ Recherche) that gives an instant and long lasting hydration. Another amazing choice is Prime Renewing Pack from Valmont which feels like a big gulp of water instantly coming into your skin, smoothes and relaxes facial features, including fine lines and wrinkles, which can be also an excellent anti-aging choice, great to use before an event or after the flight. Moisturizing with a mask from Valmont is another excellent choice to give your skin extra moisture along with smoothing your fine lines and wrinkles, its rehydrating complex and Rosa Moschata strengthens skin’s protective and hydrating barrier and shea butter rebalances lipids in the skin. If you need to give your skin the best of the best nutritive treatment Elixir des Glaciers, Masque Majestueux Votre Visage the right answer for you. Instant results can be visible thanks to active honey bee ingredients, along with an incredible sensory experience as the mask transforms from cream to oil to milk leaving the skin enriched, soothed, silky and soft.

 All these fenomenal masks mentioned above, but when is the right step in skincare routine to apply it? Many people make this mistake and apply face mask right after washing their face, however, if you use a toner on a daily basis, make sure your mask is a third step in your skincare routine. First step is cleansing, sometimes even double cleanse, if necessary. Second step is applying toner, ideally an exfoliating toner P50 from Biologique Recherche, which is one of those can’t-live-without products. A third step is reserved for a mask, if applying. Most of the masks require between 15-20min waiting time, depending on an individual product. Another important thing is to rinse your face with cooler water to wash the mask off, unlike hot water, cooler water does not irritate your skin. After drying up your face, follow up with the rest of your skincare routine.

To summarize it is worth incorporating a mask every other day into your skincare routine, so that any of your skin concerns can be properly addressed. It is an effective way to enjoy clear, hydrated and properly nourished skin on a daily basis.

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