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How to apply your face mask?

Despite all the care you give it, sometimes your skin needs a boost. In this case, only one reflex:the mask. But how to apply your face mask in the rules of the art, exactly? Discover Veld's tips for becoming a masking pro!

Is a face mask really useful?

Your beauty routine already includes a cleanser, a serum, a moisturizer, an eye contour, and maybe many other things… So, what more could a face mask bring to your skin ? Well, a lot of things!

In addition to being particularly fun to use, the masks act as real deep care:more concentrated than classic daily cosmetics , they target specific skin problems to regenerate the skin and help it eradicate its small occasional imperfections. And it's so good to take some time for yourself...

Which mask to choose for your face?

No matter your skin type and its minor inconveniences, there is bound to be a mask for it! Also, choose your face mask according to your needs and do not hesitate to vary the pleasures. Some even go so far as to practice multi-masking :a technique that consists of simultaneously applying several masks to different areas of the face, according to the requirements of each. And why not?

Do you have skin with imperfections?

To avoid blackheads produced by excess sebum and pollution, choose a detox face mask rich in descaling and absorbent active ingredients, such as clay or charcoal.

Do you have dry skin?

Go for waxy and covering textures which will soothe feelings of discomfort and help your skin restore the lipid phase of its skin barrier, which is essential for its good health.

Do you have mature skin?

Your mature skin mask should contain firming agents which will fight against sagging skin due to the loss of collagen. Favor creamy textures that do not dry out during application to limit the phenomena of dehydration.

Do you have dehydrated skin?

Fill up with water with a moisturizing face mask with a light texture enriched with thirst-quenching active ingredients:urea, aloe vera, baobab oil… but also hyaluronic acid , the star ingredient of our Age 2O mask, which combines its moisturizing properties with a powerful anti-wrinkle action.

When to apply a face mask?

The ideal frequency for applying your face mask is once a week . The perfect time? On weekends, when you have the bathroom all to yourself and want to recharge your batteries with a pampering ritual.

However, remain attentive to the reactions of your skin:it is your best adviser! If she is prone to dehydration and suffers from winter temperatures, for example, do not hesitate to increase the pace until you find the one that suits her .

How to apply your face mask:the 5 key gestures

1. Clean your skin

No question of doing a deep treatment if your pores are clogged with sebum and impurities! To guarantee the effectiveness of your face mask , start by conscientiously cleaning your face. Apply a cleansing gel and rinse it off carefully. Finish with an abundant rinse with lukewarm water, then gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.

2. Take a steam bath

Do you want to treat yourself to a real spa moment? Follow up with a facial sauna! In addition to boosting the elimination of toxins, it dilates the pilosebaceous orifices and promotes the penetration of your mask in depth . Place your face about 20 centimeters above a container of very hot water and cover your head with a towel to trap the steam. Stay like this for about 10 minutes, being careful not to burn yourself.

3. Spread your face mask

If you have opted for a powder mask, gradually add a few drops of water to a dose of product until you obtain a creamy consistency. For the lucky ones who have a ready-to-use mask, you don't have to do anything else (apart from opening the jar, anyway)!

Take a brush to apply your face mask and take a little of the mixture. Spread it in a thick and even layer on your face and neck. Take care to carefully avoid the eye area .

4. Let it sit… and relax

The specificity of masks is that they have a exposure time . The latter varies according to the concentration of active ingredients in your treatment:refer to the instructions for use indicated on its packaging… and follow it scrupulously !

Exceeding the exposure time recommended for a face mask is not recommended and could attack your skin. In the meantime, settle into an armchair and enjoy a moment of relaxation. After the time has elapsed, rinse with lukewarm water.

5. Finish with a moisturizer

As beneficial as they may be, some masks may have a slight tendency to dry out the skin. This is the case of clay-based masks, often recommended for combination to oily skin. To prevent your skin from trying to defend itself by producing excess sebum, give it a full dose of hydration immediately after rinsing. Particularly dry and thirsty skins, for their part, will be able to perpetuate the effects of their face mask moisturizing by following it with a deep hydration treatment.