We all know the amazing benefits of adding a face mask to our beauty regime, from absorbing any excess dirt or oil from the skin to refining pores and improving the skins texture. It can help brighton your skin and improve any that is worn down. Some use it to reduce the infuriating under eye puffiness, while others use it to increase elasticity. Whatever your reason, we can all agree these are a great part of our beauty care regime.
But the real question we keep getting asked is how often should you apply a face mask?
The answer is a mixed bag (sorry). It largely depends on your skin, as everyone’s can act differently, making it hard to give a definitive answer.
It can also be affected by external factors, such as the season and the weather, as this can cause havoc to your skin. Think both ways, in the summer you might have too much oil on the skin, whereas in the winter you could require a face mask that will help moisturise the skin.
How Often Should I Apply The Procoal Face Mask?
We recommend applying the activated charcoal face mask 2-3 times per week for optimal results, however it is important to understand everyone’s body is different and to gain the optimal results you should test different lengths of time and see what brings the greatest results.
How Can I Ensure I Get The Best Results Possible?
Preparation is easily the most undervalued, overly-ignored and quick win factor you can add to your face mask routine. Most are incredibly eager to put on a face mask and don’t spend the time beforehand cleansing the face. You need to get rid of any dirt or anything else that might be trapped in the pores.
A popular prep option is to fill a bowl with steaming hot water and place a towel over your head and hold your head over the bowl. This will help to dilate the pores, however you can often get a similar result if you just jump in the shower. If you do decide to try the bowl of hot water, make sure to be careful and keep your face a safe distance away as not to burn yourself.
So Should I Apply With My Hands Or A Brush?
This is down to personal choice, but many people opt for a brush to help spread the formula over the skin equally, however a number contributing factor is that dirt and oil can get caught on your fingers or under the nails, therefore this is a good way to avoid that issue. If you do use your hands, just make sure to thoroughly clean them beforehand then there shouldn’t be an issue at all.