Face mask should be a part of your regular skincare regimen. I am personally a big fan of DIY’s but with such an amazing variety of skincare products available in the market, I often tend to splurge on an easy hassel free face mask!
So, things you should know before you buy a mask…
Your skin type?
Refer to the post below to know your skin type.
I have a combination skin so I prefer a hydrating face mask which has honey, aloe vera, et al. Recently, I was introduced to a GOLD MASK by Dr. Nidhi Tandon (our guest writer on skincare). This Gold mask, a product of Shangpree – a premium Korean skincare brand, is enriched with ingredients such as caviar, jojoba (hydrates skin), ginseng (anti-aging & antioxidant) & amino acids (increase elasticity of skin) etc. Here is a small clip of me using the same with the the end result!
Review of the Mask :
My skin felt more hydrated with visible tightening of the pores.
Where to buy face masks?
Sephora ( Delhi ) – They have a good collection of face, hand & feet mask which are wonderful and not that expensive.
Nykaa – They have an array of premium quality face mask. (Online shopping website with COD).
Guidelines to follow when you apply a face mask
Regardless of your skin type, there is a list of general guidelines to follow when you use a facial mask:
- Make sure you always wash your face before applying a mask. Putting a mask on a dirty face can trap impurities in the skin and result in damaging the skin.
- Pay attention to how long you leave it on. With clay masks, if they get too dry they can dehydrate your skin leaving it too dry and with moisturizing masks leaving it on for too long can clog pores. We usually suggest at least 15 minutes but never longer than an hour.
- Follow up with products that work best for your skin type. After a mask, the skin tends toward being more absorbent. So follow up with products that nourish your skin in the way it deserves.
Special thanks to Dr. Nidhi Tandon for introducing me to this Gold Mask. Incase any of our readers wish to purchase the same, you can always contact her using the details below.
Dr. Nidhi Singh Tandon
Consultant Dermatologist and Cosmetologist