Facial Masques

What Is a Facial Masque?

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••• A facial masque is always part of a professional facial, but you can do it at home, too. Jose Luis Peleaz

A facial masque treats whatever condition is going on with your skin -- dryness, dehydration, acne, or aging skin -- so it's important to choose the right one. Common facial masque ingredients include clay, algae, essential oils, carrier oils, herbs and vitamins.

You can get a facial masque (sometimes called a facial mask or a face mask) as part of a professional facial. The esthetician will cleanse, analyze, exfoliate, extract, massage your skin.

Afterwards, she will choose the best facial masque for your skin from the line that she is working with.  She will apply it with a brush or her hands, and let it rest on your skin ten to fifteen minutes, usually while she gives you a scalp massage.  Yum. 

An esthetician wouldn't be an esthetician if she didn't make products recommendations, and these usually include a facial masque.  So many people buy the cleanser, toner, and moisturizer, but pass up the facial masque.  It's actually a good idea to buy it and use it when you give yourself a pampering home facial once a week.  


The Benefits Of A Facial Masque

The benefits of facials masques are many. Depending on their ingredients, facial masques can tighten and tone the skin, draw out impurities from the pores, help clear up blemishes, nourish the skin, hydrate the skin, calm and soothe the skin, and give it a rejuvenated appearance.

Some of the different kinds of facial masks include clay masks, cream or gel masks, paraffin masks, and setting masks (also called thermal masks), which are mixed with water, applied to your skin, and harden into a rubbery material.

You can also make your own home-made masks with fresh fruits, vegetables, milk, yogurt, eggs, honey, avocado, and almond meal.