We all have used face masks at some point in our lives. Some of us have picked dozens of sheet masks from the nearby mall, while some of us only used those home ingredients our mom recommended. But what most of us haven’t done is understand our skin problems before we do so. Sure, a rejuvenating mask makes your skin glow. But does it work on your acne? Does it solve your specific skin concerns? Not sure?
Well, we are here to help, with a host of natural face masks to address different skin problems. Let us help you understand the best natural face masks for all your skin concerns and which one is good for your skin.
Acne-Prone & Oily Skin
Recommendation: Clay Masks
For acne-prone skin, there are a lot many issues that need tackling at once:
- You need something that settles the current batch of pimples
- You need to soak up your skin’s liberal oil production
- You need to soothe the redness and irritation
- And you need to heal all those old scars
Don’t you think you need a suitable face mask to tackle these all? You do, right? So go for clay masks. A weekly or bi-weekly clay mask will help you control your acne, as well as keep your skin clean and fresh. ‘How' You ask?
- Clay masks are purifying, they penetrate even your pores, and attract dirt and impurities.
- Bacteria and excess oils are also pulled out.
- Clay masks also help reduce the inflammation caused by frequent breakouts.
Recommendation: Cream Masks
Ingredients: Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane, Ceramide
Dry and flaky skin is very troublesome. It literally feels stretched out, like your skin is too small for your face. Those of us who experience it are tired of the constant flaking, chapping and dull appearance.
For these problems, we suggest using creamy masks. They are all the more beneficial if they are enriched with natural ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, and ceramides. Here’s why:
- The creamy texture of the mask works in moisturizing your skin.
- It works gently while getting rid of dead and dry skin cells.
- Ingredients like hyaluronic acid and squalane are essential in restoring the skin’s natural hydration and locking it in.
For dry skin, sheet masks are also good. They work well with the infused serum, and gently hydrate your skin. Just make sure you pick a sheet mask that has one of the above natural ingredients. Glycerin and aloe vera are also good for moisturizing sheet masks.
Wrinkles & Fine Lines
Recommendation: Silicone Pads, Gel Masks
Ingredients: Collagen, Retinol, Vitamin C, Antioxidants
If signs of aging like lines and wrinkles are your major skin concern, then gel masks and silicone pads can address this problem. Gel masks are made from a substance resembling jelly. For natural gel masks, bio-cellulose is used. They are hydrating, cooling, and work very well on sun-damaged and sensitive skin types. Aging skin benefits from gel masks that are rich in one of the above ingredients — Vitamin C, collagen, antioxidants, and retinoids.
Another option is silicone masks and pads. They are made from medical-grade silicone, and even though they are not 100% natural, they can be reused. This makes them somewhat suitable in this list. They have their own set of benefits:
- They don’t absorb the serum, instead they ensure that the product is released into your skin.
- Silicone masks don’t dry out as fast as regular sheet masks.
- Silicone masks also help by drawing water, plumping up your skin, and hence smoothening out the wrinkles.
Recommendation: Sheet Masks, Cream Masks
Ingredients: Exfoliants, natural moisturizers like hyaluronic acid, antioxidants
If you are battling sun spots, melasma, acne scarring, and overall dullness of skin, then pick up suitable sheet masks. The problem with dull skin is that it has a thick layer of dead skin cells, damaged skin like scarring and sunspots, or pigmented patches.
- So you need something to get rid of the dead skin and repair the damaged skin.
- A gentle exfoliating ingredient comes to your rescue here.
- Alpha hydroxy acids like lactic and glycolic acid also help with acne scars.
- Antioxidants repair damaged skin, and protect it from further harm.
- So sheet masks with these ingredients are perfect to brighten dull skin.
As for cream masks, these are intensely hydrating. And when they have skin-brightening agents, they can be targeted on dull skin.
Ingredients: Licorice root, mulberry extract, kojic acid
Hyperpigmentation can be a lot of things — they may be those red and brown pimple scars, or patches of skin that came under too much sun and got burned. The natural pigment in your skin — melanin, needs to be controlled in such a scenario. Some of the best natural and plant-based ingredients to help achieve this are licorice root, mulberry, and kojic acid. Vitamin C, turmeric, honey, and cranberry are also good. They help reduce inflammation, attack the pigment, and lighten the skin tone. So a face mask rich in these is good for hyperpigmentation.
Recommendation: Gel Masks, Sheet Masks
Properties: Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, alcohol-free
Sensitive skin is sometimes the most difficult to care for. If you have been trying and rejecting face masks for sensitive skin, then it is probably because they either contain an allergen that doesn’t sit well with your skin, or they have alcohol that quickly dries and disturbs your skin. Or there is this fragrance that your nose loves, but your skin hates. To choose a natural face mask for your sensitive skin, you should go for cooling and soothing gel masks first, and then narrow down on products that boast of natural ingredients. Avoid any fragrance, and make sure the mask is alcohol-free. Sheet masks are also recommended for this skin type as the application and removal process is gentle.
It is clear that every problem has its own unique solution. If you sit and figure out your list of skin concerns, then you will automatically stop adding loads of mask packs into your cart. Instead, you will stick to one or two masks that you know are going to work for you. With all that we have shared above, we hope you find a natural face mask that targets your skin concerns soon. Be it acne or dullness, hyperpigmentation or irritation, we at Savarnas Mantra are always ready to supply you with some amazing products. Like our collection of natural face masks:
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Oxygen Mask
ACNE-CONTROL NATURAL FACE MASK
For all your acne woes, here’s our natural oxygen mask. It not only helps fight pimples, blemishes, and acne but also lifts off the dirt and excess oils from your face. The hydrogen peroxide in this product works by oxidizing and foaming to cleanse your skin.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Lightening Mask
SKIN LIGHTENING NATURAL FACE MASK
Dull skin is brightened with the benefits of our Savarnas Mantra® Natural Lightening Mask. It lightens the pigmentation and also helps you achieve an even skin tone. The mix of natural ingredients like apricot, squalane, kernel oil, Jojoba seed oil, and hyaluronic acid make it potent enough to protect and nourish your skin!
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Restorative Mask
RESTORATIVE NATURAL FACE MASK
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Restorative Mask helps soothe your irritated skin, hydrate it, and stimulate collagen production. The natural active ingredients — arnica and aloe vera, work by retaining and locking moisture, while hyaluronic acid prevents any loss of hydration. This is how this mask lovingly helps restore your skin’s glow.
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Revitalizing Mask
REVITALIZING NATURAL FACE MASK
Savarnas Mantra® Natural Revitalizing Mask is richly formulated with seaweed extract, copper complex, and intensely hydrating hyaluronic acid. It restores the radiance and glow of your skin while imparting ample moisture. A perfect solution to revitalize dull and lackluster skin!