GymCube's Ultimate Face Mask Guide
In every way, each one of us is individual, our skin being no exception. Some of us have dry skin and do our best to prevent the impending fine lines and wrinkles, whereas others of us have oily skin and spend our days trying to keep spots and acne at bay. We have come up with the ultimate face mask guide to bring you the results you are looking for, whatever your skin type.
I'm going to start with my all time favourite, the clay face mask. There are a lot of clay masks available on the market, with the majority of them offering oil-absorbing ingredients, perfect for oily or combination skin. They clean the pores of your skin, resulting in a tightening effect. After rinsing this mask off, your skin will feel instantly refreshed, and cleansed, without feeling dry or oily. You should instantly be able to see the reduced visibility of pores too, meaning that it also helps to tone the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines. Glow Clay Mask by L'Oreal, contains red algae to exfoliate the skin too, meaning your skin will become more even, banishing blemishes and illuminating your complexion.
Price - £5.00
The main benefit of a gel mask is to rehydrate skin that has been dried, perhaps through use of drying products (such as acne products). Gel face masks offer the perfect opportunity to rehydrate the skin, cool any redness in sensitive skin and sooth skin from sunburns or sensitive areas. Due to the rehydration it offers, gel masks can diminish the appearance of fine lines and leave your skin feeling soft, refreshed, hydrated and smooth. Hydra Intense by Lancome comes highly recommended and is suitable for normal and combination skin.
Sometimes dry skin can be uncomfortable and if it is not well hydrated and cared for, you could soon be looking older than your years. Hydrating masks help to prevent the ageing process by moisturising your skin to allow it to behave more like normal skin. It's a great luxury to leave your skin feeling soft and more supple, and to help keep it plump, bright and beautiful. No7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask For Dry/Very Dry Skin is an excellent choice, and affordable too. This product is also hypo-allergenic, making it suitable for sensitive skin too.
Deep Cleansing Masks
If you suffer from blackheads or spots, or just feel that your skin needs an extra deep clean, the a deep cleansing mask is great for you. Cleansing masks help to remove impurities and draw out deep dirt, leaving you feeling cleaner and fresher than before. Simple's Kind to Skin Deep Cleansing Face Mask exfoliates the face also helping to eliminate dead skin cells, leaving your complexion brighter.
*GymCube Favourite* Deep Pore Detox Mask By Soap and Glory
No Clogs Allowed™ is perfect for weekly use on areas prone to blackhead build-up or more often as a deep-oil-emulsifying face mask and all-round scrubby WONDER!
- 1-minute Hot Poreclear™ Technology - a fast-acting, smoothing and polishing blend of micropumice, salicylic acid and hot clay
- Glycerin - to help skin feel soft and supple
- Surface-polishing micro beads
- Strategically formulated for oily/combination skin
Face masks are a great way to keep you looking youthful, fresh and clear. They help to keep you young, prevent the build-up of grime and promote collagen production. Take the time to indulge yourself, you'll be glad you did.