We get new skincare trends every now and then. In the past few years, one of the more popular trends in skincare routine is a peel-off mask. Let’s be honest, face masks have remained a favorite for a while. But now, facial masks have taken things to the next level.
And that is just a logical move. After all, creating a professional spa experience at the convenience and comfort of your home is something we all want.
And in an era where we deal with stress, environmental pollutants, and harmful UV rays everywhere around us, our skin requires extra care. Peel-off masks help with stressed skin, prevent and treat breakouts, adding moisture to your skin, and much more.
So, are you ready to dive into the world of peel-off masks? We help you understand how they work, what are the ingredients you have to look for, and what are the benefits of using peel-off masks.
How do peel-off masks work?
The moment you mention peel-off masks, people think of something mysterious, something you have to unravel. In reality, peel-off masks are rather easy and simple to explain.
They work by gently removing the outermost layer of your skin. Sometimes, they can cause a bit of irritation and burning sensation, but the pain fades off quickly.
To use a peel-off mask, you need to wash your face, and then pat it dry. Masks do not stick to wet skin. Once you face is clean, you apply a thick layer of the peel-off mask, making sure you cover cheeks, chin, forehead, nose, and the rest of the T-zone. Rinse with water, and then apply a moisturizer.
Once you remove the peel-off mask, you are left with a smooth skin. These masks help you balance pigmentation, assist in fading fine lines, clear pores, help with acne problems, remove dirt, remove excess oil, and get rid of bacteria in the skin.
They are formulated with charcoal, botanicals, and antioxidants. Peel-off masks can be plant based, clay based, vitamin based, or fruit-extract based. All of the ingredients work in providing glow and smooth complexion.
What makes a good peel-off mask?
There are a range of best peel-off masks on the market, which makes it harder to choose a good one. Luckily, we have some tips to help you choose the best peel-off mask.
- For adding moisture, make sure your mask contains hyaluronic acid, and ingredients lie glycerin, cermaides, and dimethicone, all of which create barriers locking moisture in the skin
- For acne-prone skin, go for a mask that contains salicylic acid that will reduce oil production and prevent other acne-causing factors from damaging your skin
- If you want to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, make sure your mask is rich in vitamin C and vitamin E
Benefits of peel-off masks
1. Exfoliate your skin
All of these peel-off masks contain ingredients that will help you get rid of all the “bad stuff” damaging your skin. By exfoliating your skin, they work to remove the top layer of the skin, and help you get rid of dead skin cells.
The result is your skin looks and feels smooth, and you welcome back that natural glow and shine of your skin. Once you peel off the top layer, you remove all of the dust, dirt, and pollutants that have gathered inside your skin over time.
Say goodbye to the bad stuff, and welcome back the radiant glow of your skin.
2. Look younger
There is no way to physically reduce pore size. However, there is a way to visible reduce pores. You can use peel-off masks to reduce the appearance of pores, and reveal your firm skin. We know that pores make you look older, so by effectively reducing their size, your skin will look younger. Boost your complexion’s appearance to make your skin look brighter and more youthful.
As a bonus, if you use these masks on a regular basis, you will also notice reduce in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. (See also: Face Massage For The Younger Look)
3. Get rid of the “bad shine”
Too much oil production can make your skin look way too shiny. Now, shine and glow to the skin is not a bad thing. But too much of everything is just not normal.
You certainly do not want too much oil on your skin. And peel-off masks help by absorbing the excess oil from your skin. In the same time, the mask unclogs and purifies your pores.
What is left behind is a natural shine and matte color. Now that is a natural radiant look you want, not that shiny oily look.
And no, there is no reason to worry about dry skin. Yes, peel-off masks absorb oil, but they do not dry out your skin. Think of a product that will help you get rid of oil, without the side effects of dehydration, and you have a definition of peel-off masks.
4. Take care of facial hair
The main reason you would reach for a peel-off mask is to take care of skin problems. But what do you know, they also help with the peach fuzz. These masks gently uproot hairs when you take the mask off. Elimination of fuzz will only contribute to smoother overall complexion of your skin.
5. Hydration of your skin
We mentioned that peel-off mask do not dry out your skin. On the contrary, while it might sound strange, but they actually help you rehydrate your skin in just few uses. If your skin is prone to dehydration, you might find a solution in a strange place.
6. Help you cope with stress
We all experience stress on a daily basis. Stress has become a constant in our lives. And that is a scary thought. Whether you are freaking out about a meeting at the office, meeting deadlines, paying bills, or just meeting your in-laws, a peel-off mask can help you calm down.
These masks serve as a powerful method to reduce inflammation from pollution, but they also give a way to relax, and just take a breather.
About The Author:
Christine is popular blogger and writer on beauty related tips. She is head editor at Wild about Beauty where she covers a wide variety of topics to help you stay beautiful, healthy, and happy.