Yes, using a face mask after exfoliating is perfectly okay. In fact, exfoliating makes it easier for the skin to absorb the ingredients in your face mask by removing the dead layer of cells on the surface, making it easier for the skin to absorb the ingredients in your face mask.
From choosing between chemical peels and physical scrubs to determining how often to exfoliate, here’s what you need to know to take advantage of the full benefits of your face mask.
Why do you need to exfoliate?
As noted above, using an exfoliant before applying your face mask allows your skin to absorb the active ingredients—especially if your skin does not respond well to deeper treatments. It can help clarify dry and sensitive skin while removing dead skin cells—allowing your face mask to penetrate more deeply into the skin.
How often should you exfoliate?
The number of times you exfoliate each week and the type you use should depend on your skin type:
- If you have sensitive skin, opt for chemical peels over abrasive scrubs, as the rough particles of physical scrubs can cause micro-tears in the skin, leading to water loss, dehydration, and dry skin. For the best results, use a chemical peel once per week.
- If you have oily/combination skin, use a combination of chemical peels and physical scrubs two to three times a week.
- If you have oily or acne-prone skin, you can indulge in physical scrubs and chemical peels three times per week.
Before exfoliating, be sure to remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your skin. After exfoliating, apply toner and serum to intensify the mask treatment. Then, follow up with your favorite purifying face mask.
What are the benefits of face masks?
No skincare routine is complete without the added help of restorative face masks. They are an essential component of a healthy skincare routine because they combat signs of aging, restore hydration, reduce inflammation, and remove toxin buildup from the skin.
Face masks also help to rebalance your spirit and restore your skin. Plus, they are a simple way to treat yourself– by recreating the spa’s magic and luxuriousness from the comfort of your own home.
To achieve healthy, glowing skin, it’s essential to choose a quality face mask with natural and powerful antioxidant-rich ingredients like hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, and tea tree oil. For the best results, opt for hydrogel face masks over sheet masks and choose collagen-based masks to boost your skin’s collagen production.
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