How to choose a face mask

Cosmetologists recommend using facial masks 1-2 times a week at any age.

Raphael Lovaski

The active components of facial masks

The concentration of active ingredients in the mask is much higher than in regular cream. Facial masks usually contain 2 types of components:

  1. active components
  2. auxiliary (they provide penetration of active substances into the deep layers of the skin)

The active components of facial masks include:

  • hyaluronic acid
  • collagen
  • elastin
  • plant extracts
  • vitamins
  • moisturizing and nourishing components

Division of masks by age criterion

  • Young skin does not usually need tightening wrinkles, but only moisturizing and nourishing. Collagen masks with hyaluronic acid and plant extracts are suitable for it.
  • Placental facial masks are recommended from 25 to 40 years old. At this age, small wrinkles already appear, and skin elasticity is reduced. The mask restores skin elasticity, tones, moisturizes, improves complexion, and smoothes wrinkles.
  • After 40 years of age, the muscular tissue is aging and replaced by fat. Collagen and elastin fibers are stretched, the skin loses its elasticity. Then a second chin appears. For this age, it is recommended to use placental collagen masks and masks with lifting effect.

Types of face masks

The main types of face masks are cream, fabric, clay-based masks, and alginate masks.

  • Cream face masks are the most common variant, both for salon and home care.
  • Very good tissue facial masks. They are simple and easy to use. Such a mask is always fresh, as it is sealed in vacuum packaging.
  • Clay-based masks and alginate masks are gaining popularity recently. Both variants have a rather active effect on the skin. They can be used both in-home and salon skin care.

Manufacturers are trying to reduce the time of exposure to the mask. There are face masks that are applied for 15 - 40 minutes, and there are those that are enough to withstand 3 - 5 minutes. It is convenient, you can quickly get your face in order before any significant event.