Rejuvenating Skin Masks: How And When Should You Use Them?
Winter is here! Batten down the hatches and prepare for chilly weather and brisk winds.
Unfortunately, the wind and the weather can impact the way your skin feels.
So, you might find yourself turning to skin masks to rejuvenate your skin.
The question then needs to be asked, how and when should you use those rejuvenating skin masks?
We’ve got all the info for you here, so keep reading!
Rejuvenating Skin Masks: How And When Should You Use Them?
What Is A Rejuvenating Skin Mask?
A rejuvenating skin mask is a product that is applied to the face to improve its overall health and appearance, creating a more radiant complexion. These masks are typically formulated with ingredients that provide various benefits, such as hydration, nourishment, brightening, and skin plumping.
Rejuvenating skin masks often contain ingredients like vitamins, antioxidants, natural extracts, and other active compounds that target specific skin concerns. The mask is applied to the skin and left on for a specific duration of time, allowing the ingredients to penetrate the skin and provide their intended effects.
Why Use A Skin Mask?
Skin masks can be an excellent addition to your usual skincare routine. They give your skin a boost in all the right places to leave your face feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Here are just some of the ways a skin mask can help your skin:
Cold, windy weather, indoor heating, and air conditioning can all strip the natural moisture from your skin. A rejuvenating face mask provides deep hydration for your skin, working to replenish moisture. At the same time, it helps to improve your skin’s elasticity and texture.
Active ingredients like sodium hyaluronate and betaine attract and transport water deep into the layers of your skin, giving you that ultra-glowy look.
Packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients, skin masks work double time to nourish the skin. They do this by providing the essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that support good skin health.
Coffee seed extract is particularly efficient at this. In fact, it is an antioxidant 10x stronger than green tea! It moisturises and softens your skin, and also reduces inflammation, leaving you looking refreshed.
Protection against free radicals
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress and damage to your skin cells. That can lead to premature aging, inflammation, and other skin concerns. They naturally occur in your skin, but some external factors also contribute to their formation. UV radiation, environmental pollutants, immune responses to infection, and lifestyle factors can all be common causes.
Free radicals can accelerate the ageing process, so we want to combat them as effectively as possible! Antioxidants are the way to do that. The antioxidants in skin masks are great for preserving your skin’s natural collagen and elasticity.
Masks that feature Kakadu Plum, the world’s richest form of natural Vitamin C, reinforce your skin cells’ antioxidant defences and protect against free radicals. This ingredient also stimulates the natural production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid which work to reduce the signs of aging.
Many things can trigger inflammation in the skin, resulting in redness, irritation, and sensitivity. The antioxidants in face masks have anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm and soothe the skin, reducing redness and discomfort.
The active ingredients in a skin mask are formulated to help improve your skin tone and brighten your complexion. That helps to reduce any dullness and promotes a more radiant, even skin tone. Choosing the right mask can make it feel like you have just experienced an hour’s facial at a beauty salon. Hint - we think the Superbloom sheet mask is a great place to start!
Firming and plumping
As we begin to get older, the signs of all the laughter and cheer we’ve experienced start to show visibly on our faces. Collagen is a protein that provides structure, firmness and elasticity to the skin so it plays a crucial role in helping your skin look and feel youthful. As we age, our body’s production of collagen naturally declines, resulting in the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
A rejuvenating skin mask can help to replenish your skin’s collagen levels by naturally stimulating collagen production. The Kakadu plum we mentioned earlier is a key ingredient for encouraging this.
When Should I Use A Skin Mask?
Skin masks can be incorporated into your usual skincare routine. You can use them once or twice a week, especially if you are experiencing specific issues with your skin.
Here are some signs it might be time to whip on a skin mask:
- Your skin feels like it needs a thorough cleanse after wearing makeup etc all week long
- Your skin feels like it is dry or in need of hydration
- Looking or feeling a bit dull in the skin department? Time for a mask!
- If your skin is feeling sensitive, irritated or inflamed
- You’ve rolled around to your weekly skin mask application day!
How Do I Use A Face Mask?
Rejuvenating face masks (like our Superbloom mask) are super easy to use. The first step is simply choosing a time when you’ll have 15 minutes to relax and let your mask do its thing. Then, use your regular cleanser to clean your face - we can totally recommend Cleanse Me - Your Everyday Hydrating Facial Cleanser.
Once your face is clean, follow these easy steps:
- Open the Superbloom sachet and carefully remove the sheet mask
- Unfold it and place the mask over your face
- Gently pull the mask into place until it is smooth over the contours of your face
- Leave it on for 10-15 minutes
- Remove the mask and place it in the bin
- Press the remaining serum into your face and neck for ultra-glowy skin
Can A Skin Mask Do It All?
As you can see, skin masks are pretty amazing. They pump your skin up with all the good stuff and help to improve its overall health.
But, it's worth noting that face masks are designed to provide your skin with a boost and some intensive repair, they are not a standalone skincare item. It's essential to maintain your regular skincare routine of cleansing and moisturising daily as well as using skin masks.
Our recommendation is to weave the use of skin masks into your usual skincare routine, once or twice a week. You can shop for the Superbloom rejuvenation sheet mask here.