A face mask or facial mask is a treatment to the skin that forms part of a professional facial or an at home skin care regime. Used after cleansing the skin, it will usually be applied and left on the skin for 5-15 minutes, depending on mask type. The mask type depends on what type of skin you have.
Oily Skin needs a deep cleansing mask to help keep the pores free of impurities that can lead to unwanted pimples, blackheads or pustules. Clay based masks or face masks which have a tightening effect on the skin work well for oily skins.
Dry Skin will need a moisturizing and nourishing face mask to help restore lost moisture in the skin and dry skin tends to look the most aging. Our skins may change with maturity and get drier overtime and need some help in maintaining a healthy supple skin. Winter is another factor that often makes an oilier skin drier so get to know your own skin and how it changes.
Sensitive Skin will benefit from a soothing calming face mask to help reduce any redness or inflammation on the skin. For sensitive skins in particular, I recommend doing a patch test first on the inside of the arm to be sure of compatibility with ingredients. Any known allergies to ingredients should be taken on board and strictly avoided in face masks and all skin care products.
The beauty with homemade face masks is you control exactly what goes into them and can hand pick the correct balance of natural products to suit your skin.
Many of us have combination skins and ingredients such as almonds are useful and highly beneficial to different skin types when combined with different ingredients.