Woman in spa treatment getting an Eminence Organics face mask applied

Why You Should Use Face Masks in Your Regular Skin Care Routine

 A face mask, like a serum or moisturizer, improves the skin's general health by delivering highly concentrated actives, vitamins, and nutrients. What's the difference? Face masks are occlusive, which means they provide a physical barrier that seals in beneficial ingredients and allows the skin to absorb them more effectively.  Address skin issues and conditions from dryness and dehydration to large pores and acne by using a suitable face mask 1-2 times a week, immediately following cleaing, toning and exfoliation.

Face masks are meant to be used on a regular basis to give your skin a boost. So, how do you choose the best one for you?

Eminence Organics face masks can do one (or a mixture) of the following things, depending on your skin's needs

  • Hydrates and moisturizes dry skin
  • Refines large pores
  • Improves skin texture
  • Absorbs excess oil and dirt
  • Decongests clogged pores
  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhances elasticity
  • Improves the look of breakouts
  • Brightens dark spots

Face masks also come in a variety of textures:

Cream-based masks add moisture and nutrients back into the skin,  and help to maintain a plump and young-looking appearance. They can also be used an a leave-on treatment to smooth the appearance of dry, dehydrated or aging skin overnight.  Try the Coconut Cream Masque which works best with dry, dehydrated or aging skin while the best-selling Clear Skin Probiotic Masque suits acne-prone and oily skin types

Gel masks have a consitency of jelly. They are lightweight and best suited for oily to normal skin types. TIP: Apply your favourite gel-based mask before hopping in the shower to make it an active in-shower treatment, or layer your gel masks one after the other to address multiple concerns. The Raspberry Pore Refining Masque includes astringent ingredients like raspberries and blackberries which minimizes oil and tightens the appearance of pores, or try the Eight Greens Masque to address hormonal skin issues.

Clay masks address acne-related skin issues such excess oil and irritation with its absorbent, exfoliating, and astringent characteristics. Did you know that a clay mask can also be used as a spot treatment? Our favourite clay mask is the Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque to treat bumpy and congested skin.

Exfoliating masks are designed to remove dead skin cells and speed up the natural turnover of your skin.  It might also employ finely powdered particles to buff and polish your skin, like the maize flour in our Rosehip & Maize Exfoliating Masque.

Warming masks contain active spices such as paprika and cinnamon, which warm the skin. They purposefully induce a tingling feeling, and the skin may turn bright red in some situations, lasting up to an hour before showing a radiant, healthy complexion. In the same way that exercising gives you more energy, revitalising your complexion and improving your blood flow gives your skin a terrific workout. Try the Eight Greens Phyto Masque (HOT) or Hungarian Herbal Mud Treatment.




The Best Face Mask For Your Skin Type

If you prefer to use one mask at a time, it’s important to choose the right face mask for your skin type and skin concerns. Here are some suggestions for each skin type:

And, for particular skin concerns and conditions:





The content for this article was extracted from Face Masks 101: Benefits, Types & How Often You Should Use One by Eminence Organics.

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