If not, you should.
Let’s face it: different parts of your face have different concerns! And with summer basically over, now more than ever you should be using a face mask regularly! The question is, what type of mask? While there’s always your favorite face mask to have on hand, we break down common problems that can happen on select areas of our face and a mask that can be used to help treat them.
The Problem: Oiliness. Sensitive or dry cheeks, but an oily t-zone (nose, forehead and chin)? This is more common than you think, as this area tends to be oilier than other parts of the face.
The Solution: To control oil in the T-Zone area, look for a mask with oil-controlling ingredients, such as oatmeal, Saccharina latissima, lemongrass oil (yes, an oil that helps control oil production!) and lily of the valley.
Cheeks & Chin
The Problem: Anything goes in this area, including sensitivity, dryness, breakouts, uneven skin tone and oiliness!
The Solution (Sensitivity): Cheeks, for some, is one area that tends to be sensitive, reactive and turn red easily. To treat this, incorporate a mask with olive oil and olive leaf extracts, along with seaweed - all natural ingredients that have a calming effect on the skin and provide essential vitamins and proteins revitalize stressed out skin.
The Solution (Dryness): Cheeks that are super-dry? Give them a deep conditioning treatment with natural hydrating ingredients: Codium fragile subsp. Attanticum seaweed, a type of seaweed that is known to help increase moisture by 50% long term; Shea Butter, rich in Vitamins A and E to nourish the skin; Mango Seed butter, rich emollient high in various nutrients such as beta carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, and magnesium.
The Solution (Breakouts): If random breakouts happen, give your skin a deep pore cleanse and don’t be afraid to spot treat! A sea-mud mask based on Ichthammol, used to absorb excess sebum and help cleanse the skin from bacteria, and Kaolin Clay, used for its oil absorbing properties can help clear breakouts.
The Solution (Uneven skin tone): If you’ve had too much fun in the sun during the summer, you may be seeing dark spots on your face. If this is the case,, give your skin a spot treatment with a face mask for brightening that incorporates natural skin brightening ingredients. Ingredients like glycolic acid, kojic acid, and pelvetia seaweed extract are natural ingredients that help target skin discoloration.
The Problem: Puffiness, bags, dark circles.
The Solution: An eye mask or eye pads with seaweed, natural tea extracts, and cucumber, all of which have high anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and soothing properties, is going to help de-puff and soothe this area.