Simple Sundays: The 101 on Face Masks

 

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I look forward to Sundays, usually after a hectic week all we really need is a day to unwind and relax. Sunday is my pamper day, I treat myself to home-made facials, hair treatments, foot baths, you name it! But While applying my face mask I realized the detailed process to have an effective result. There are so many mistakes we often make while mixing a simple face mask. Follow these rules and you won’t go wrong.

  1. Say good-bye to Make-up: There’s nothing more important than removing your make-up before you apply any mask. This will unclog your pores so that they may be cleaned and refreshed. After this you should splash your face with lukewarm water or dip a small washcloth into the water and pat your skin. This will help loosen your pores and help them open up more in order to absorb the contents of your mask for a more powerful effect.
  2. Read: The instructions on the box are there for a reason. Take the time out to slowly read them because they will determine the effectiveness of the mask.
  3. Test it: Apply a dab of the mask onto any part of your skin to test it out, near your jaw or even on your hand. Some products may cause irritation if your skin is very sensitive, so do this to prevent a reaction.
  4. Exfoliate: Your make-up isn’t the only layer that is blocking your pores from getting cleaned thoroughly. We tend to have a buildup of dead skin cells, so exfoliating is a must, especially before you apply masks or indulge in facial treatments. You have plenty of exfoliators right at home: oatmeal, sugar, coffee grains.
  5. It’s all about the time: You should accurately time how long you leave your facial mask on. There’s a reason why the instructions state a specific time. Sometimes if you leave it on for too long your skin can become dry, or it may cause irritation.  Just set an alarm on your phone so that you don’t forget!
  6. Pat Dry: Roughly drying your face can cause wrinkles and irritate your skin. So after you’ve washed your face with warm water, pat your face dry.

Voila! you can now enjoy the rest of your lazy Sunday!

Photo from www.renewaldermatology.com

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