To give you a really simple explanation, face masks are treatments that help the skin to become supple and hydrated. They also address specific skin concerns based on the ingredients used to suit the skin type.
For those new to the skincare game (welcome, by the way!), face masks aren’t exactly a new fad that appeared out of nowhere and garnered a cult following. Masking has been around for hundreds to thousands of years and were utilized in many different cultures and countries around the world. Depending on the region and beauty standards at the time, masking took shape in many different forms and methods. From France, where they use montmorillonite clay and green clay, to Egypt’s use of mud from the Dead Sea, to the geisha in Japan using pieces of silk soaked rose water, there were tons of interesting ingredients used to achieve one goal: beautiful skin.
How to choose the best face mask for oily skin Look for oil-absorbing ingredients: go for masks that contain natural and pure ingredients that won’t inhibit hydration or clog your pores. Those ingredients include kaolin or bentonite clay to draw out impurities, activated charcoal to deep clean, and alpha or beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic, glycolic, or lactic acids) […]
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