Face masks can be used on all skin types and some ingredients used in making facemasks can be found around the home.
People with dry skin can also benefit from the use of face masks especially when ingredients such as glycerin, honey or oils are used in making the mask.
Oily or acne prone skin types can benefit from the regular use of mud or clay mask which can help balance the skin. If you suffer with sensitive skin using a green tea mask or ginseng are great soothers.
Face masks come in two forms non setting and setting:
Non Setting Masks
Non-setting masks may stay soft on application others become firm but do not tighten the skin, some examples are below.
- Natural masks – fruits, plants
- Warm oil
Setting masks are applied in a thin layer over the skin and then allowed to dry. Setting masks come in the following three varieties:
- Thermal mask
- Clay mask
- Peel off masks which come in a form of gel, latex, or wax