There are many types of face masks in the market today. But which one is ideal for you?
The truth is, face masks are classified depending on what skin types they suit best. There are masks for oily skin, masks for dry skin, masks for mature skin, and masks for younger skin. Some masks hydrate, some fight acne, some are great for removing impurities; while others brighten your skin. They each give you the specific nourishment that your skin needs. So here, we have described the 4 main types of face masks and their benefits for you.
This type of mask is usually made from one of the many types of clays — bentonite, kaolin, etc. Clay masks are mainly known for removing impurities from the skin. They literally draw out the dirt and toxins. Hence, clay masks are best for acne-prone skin, as they reach inside the pores, attract all impurities and pull them out. This helps you settle breakouts, and even prevent future ones. Clay masks also strip off excess oils from your face. Hence they are good for oily and combination skin.
For dry skin, however, clay masks are not as effective. Because they dehydrate your skin by stripping it off oils. Having said that, if you wish to use a clay mask on dry skin, then make sure you have a rich moisturizer handy to follow it up with.
Oily, Combination, Acne-prone
- Cleans and clears your skin
- Soothes irritated/reddened skin
- Works well on acne-prone skin
- Prevents more breakouts
- Removes excess oils
- Works on blackheads and whiteheads
Between once to thrice a week. Should be applied for 10-15 mins. Clay mask is more effective if it is not allowed to dry completely.
This mask is creamy in texture, as the name suggests. Most cream masks are perfect for dry skin that needs hydration. Mature skin also benefits from cream masks. Generally, a good cream mask hydrates the skin with moisture and essential nutrients. It works gently, removing dead skin cells and toning the skin. This plumps up your skin, makes it radiant, and restores the glow — hence also reducing signs of aging.
Dry, Combination, Mature
- Restores natural radiance
- Works on the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Fights blemishes
There are 2 types of cream masks — Rinse-off and Peel-off. Once a week is ideal for dry skin, but you can apply it twice too. Keep it for 10-30 minutes, or as suggested by your dermatologist.
Gel face masks are made up of a jelly-like substance, usually bio-cellulose. The texture is like JellO, and quite slippery. But the best part about gel masks is that they are suitable for all skin types.
The gel is known for soothing and cooling the skin. It refreshes your face with its hydrating effects.
Gel masks are usually also replenishing in nature, working on sun-damaged, dry, or sensitive skin. Most gel masks also have antioxidants and collagen, so they are good to fight visible signs of aging.
All skin types
- Soothes, heals, and cools
- Refreshes the skin
- Works on signs of aging
1-3 times a week is preferred. Some gel masks are also used overnight (read the label), but otherwise keep it for 10-20 minutes.
Peel-off masks are a unique type. Why? Because they form a film or layer over your skin and become firm enough to peel off once completely dry. Usually, a peel-off mask is used to exfoliate because of its ability to strip away all the dirt and dead skin cells. Oily, blackhead-prone, and combination skin types benefit from peel-off masks. Along with dirt from your pores, peel-off masks also remove bacteria, oils, and other toxic debris from the top layer of your skin. This leaves your face feeling soft, smooth, and clean.
If you have dry or combination skin, then make sure to hydrate well afterward.
Oily, Combination, Blackhead-Prone
- Tightens Skin
- Shrinks Open Pores
Use 1-2 times a week. Keep it on for 15-20 minutes before peeling off. Most masks dry completely in this time.
Ever since Korean beauty trends broke into the American skincare market, the concept of 'sheet mask’ has become famous. From Instagrammers to TickTockers, everybody is using them. A sheet mask, unlike its counterparts, doesn’t come in gel or clay or cream consistency. You cannot apply it on your face with a brush or your fingers. Instead, it comes in the form of a face-sized sheet made of thick but flexible cellulose, paper, or coconut pulp. This sheet has pre-punched holes for your eyes, nose, and mouth, and is steeped in nourishing ingredients like serum.
Sheet masks are good for all skin types, and they come in many varieties — like hydrating sheet masks, deep cleansing sheet masks, detox, as well as special oil control sheet masks.
All Skin Types, Acne-Prone (use oil-control sheet masks)
2-3 times a week, for 15-30 minutes.
Do not re-use a sheet mask, even if there is serum left. It will only bring the dirt and toxins back to your skin.
We introduced you to the 4 types of Face Masks and ended up also talking about the famous Ktrend sheet masks. Now, allow us to introduce you to a range of natural masks. Savarnas Mantra formulates and manufactures a line of amazing masks, made from natural ingredients only. These masks are also cruelty-free, which means no animals are harmed during their production. What’s more, they are varied, serving purposes from hydration to acne-fighting to skin lightening. This enhances face mask benefits.
Feeling your skin looks dull?
Here’s Savarnas Mantra® Natural Lightening Mask! It is a sophisticated face mask with benefits like lightening of pigmentation, helping with even skin tone, and imparting protective anti-oxidants.
Natural Ingredients — Jojoba seed oil, apricot, kernel oil, hyaluronic acid, squalane, etc.
Fighting acne and don’t know how to pamper your skin?
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Oxygen Mask is perfect if you want to fight acne, pimples, and blemishes. The formulation works by gently lifting excess oils and dirt from your skin, leaving it clean, fresh, and vibrant. This mask uses the oxidizing benefits of hydrogen peroxide, wherein the oxygen released results in foaming. This cleanses the area, as well as works on acne scars, blemishes, age spots, and discoloration.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Restorative Mask is a hydrating and soothing mask to calm irritated skin. It is the best solution for damaged skin, as it is formulated with natural ingredients like arnica and aloe vera. This mask locks moisture and also stimulates collagen production. And the hyaluronic acid in it prevents future loss of moisture.