face mask

Why you should use a face mask – unmasking the benefits

You think you have your beauty routine down pat, but do you really go the extra mile for your skin?

We all understand the benefits of a good cleanser, moisturiser, serum even, but using a face mask can do wonders for your complexion too.

There is however no one size fits all face mask, just like your moisturiser and serum, a mask will assist with a specific concern, so it’s important to first understand what face masks do and then decipher which is the best type for your complexion.

What exactly do face masks do?

Face masks can offer many physical and therapeutic benefits, from hydrating your complexion to improving the appearance of pores, to creating an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation, but first and foremost masks provide cleansing on a deep deep level benefiting your skin in multiple ways. Don’t get me wrong your daily cleansing is imperative to your skincare routine, but applying a mask once or twice a week takes this process to a whole new level by removing any remaining makeup, excess oil, dead skin cells and other impurities on the skin’s surface as well as beneath the upper layers of the epidermis.

By removing the dirt and bacteria from deep inside your skin, face masks will refine pores, they can also help to stimulate blood circulation causing the blood vessels to expand. The result is softer skin with greater elasticity and a glow that’s instantly noticeable. Yes, please!

Which is the best type for my complexion?

The numerous options of masks give you the freedom and advantage to choose one that perfectly fits your skin type and its unique needs. From clay masks for oily skin to collagen-based ones for ageing skin, there is mask for everyone, however, choosing one can be a little overwhelming so we’ve narrowed it down for you by categorising our favourites into 6 main skincare concerns;

  1. Dull, devitalised skin > you need a brightening mask

While clay masks are known to absorb excess oils (so great for those with oily skin!) they also help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that cause the skin to look lifeless and lackluster. The Phytomer Citylife Radiance Reviving Mask combines 100% natural red and white clays with the best in marine ingredients to instantly unclog pores and counter the effects of pollution, including signs of fatigue, dark spots, and dullness. After application, the skin is immediately improved, less tired, visibly tightened and radiance is renewed.

  1. Wrinkles and ageing skin > you need a de-aging mask

With the changes our skin undergoes as we age, it’s important to step up the ante and incorporate a mask that will properly care for your skin as it matures. The Pevonia Ageless Skin Collagen Mask delivers de-aging and plumping collagen polypeptides that penetrate deeply and repair signs of aging, diminishing visible lines, and wrinkles; while rejuvenating the overall complexion.

  1. Dehydrated skin > you need a hydrating mask

Fine lines, wrinkles, and irritation can all be the contributors of dehydrated skin, and sometimes, you need something a little bit more potent than a daily moisturiser. Phytomer’s Hydrasea Thirst-Relief Rehydrating Mask feeds the skin with ultimate nourishment, you can literally feel your complexion tighten and plump in nearly and instant and the end result is youthfully restored skin.

  1. Oily skin with enlarged pores > you need a refining mask

If your skin is on the oily spectrum and you are over your large pores, Pevonia’s Age Correction Micro-Pores Bio-Active Mask should be your go-to. The exceptional mask has been uniquely formulated to control sebum production and help reveal a matte complexion with a more even-toned, visibly minimized pores and younger-looking skin.

  1. Sensitive Skin > You need a soothing mask

To keep sensitive skin smooth, soothed and redness free, an anti-inflammatory, a cream mask is a must. Phytomer’s Accept Desensitizing Mask boosts the skins defence system to reduce inflammation and redness. Hypoallergenic, it smooths on skin to calm, heal, soften and hydrate the complexion. Skin is left feeling moisturised, balanced and oh so comfortable.

  1. Acne-Prone Skin > you need a detoxifying and decongesting mask

An intensive mask treatment can be the first step to making acne less visible and easier to fight. The Phytomer Oligopur Flawless Skin Mask with its effective marine ingredients provides anti-inflammatory benefits while promoting an imperfection-free complexion.