How to Determine Your Skin Type and What Mask Is Best for You

Currently, face masks are all the rage. This is definitely a good thing considering how well they work when you are using the appropriate one for your skin type. It is important to choose masks that will nourish your skin, rather than dehydrate and irritate it, so carefully read the intended purpose of the mask and check the ingredients. Skin care products are not one size fits all. As long as you understand your own skin you should be able to choose the products that are best for you.

Oily skin

The goal for oily skin is to remove the excess oil and balance the oils within the skin.

The goal for oily skin is to remove the excess oil and balance the oils within the skin. Clogged pores are something that come very naturally to those who have oily skin and this is something that you are going to want to try very hard to combat because clogged pores tend to cause damage. Look for ingredients that help to pull the impurities out of your skin and that will get rid of the excess oil that your skin is producing.

The treatment for oily skin should never be about stripping the face of all its natural oils. This will only cause further irritation and dryness. Stay away from masks that include pore-clogging ingredients like cocoa butter and beeswax. Someone with oily skin needs to look for face masks that include the following ingredients: jojoba, tea tree oil, clay, glycolic acid.

Dry and dull skin

Unlike those with oily skin, those that have dry skin are going to have a very dull complexion. For the most part you are going to be looking to give life back to your skin without making it more dry or further irritating it. For dry skin, look for the masks that promote hydration and moisturization. Also look for ingredients like antioxidants and nourishing oils.

MDSUN offers a great product for anyone looking to brighten a dull and dry complexion. Their super-brightening mask is loaded with brightening acids and moisturization to create a luxurious result. The formula of their mask penetrates deep into the skin, which helps to create the bright, glowing effect.

Sensitive skin

Always look at the ingredients of your products before actually using them on your face.

For sensitive skin, remember that less is more. If you are someone trying to combat sensitivity, it is best to use products that are going to soothe and calm your skin. Always look at the ingredients of your products before actually using them on your face. Typing any of the ingredients into a search engine should give you enough information to determine if the product is actually going to be helpful. Another option would be to ask a dermatologist about the products you are considering. They will be helpful in explaining exactly why some ingredients are harmful and why others are not.

The addition of harsh chemicals or ingredients only create more rashes, redness and acne. Sensitive skin is looking for calming ingredients that will soothe and heal. Ingredients to look for include antioxidants, green tea and lavender.

MDSUN also offers a second mask that is great for sensitive skin. Their hydro-recovery mask gives immediate relief to those fighting sensitive skin problems. This mask provides the skin with antioxidants and vitamins to combat sensitivity and leave you with an intensely hydrated result.

Acne-prone skin

If you have acne-prone skin, using products overloaded with ingredients may only further irritate your skin. Be sure to ask a dermatologist which products that are on the current market will work best to fight off acne flare ups.

There are several acne medicines that are now legally allowed to be sold in your local drug and grocery stores. While this is extremely helpful for someone who struggles with acne, it is also not a good idea to over use these types of products. While most of them will be helpful in combating your acne, overuse will irritate and dry out your skin. Be sure to read and follow the instructions and still speak with your dermatologist about these products.

This type of skin can be further damaged if you use pore-clogging masks. Acne-prone skin is sometimes caused by imbalances in moisture and of course, clogged pores. It is best to use masks that have no harsh ingredients. Look for ingredients such as: rose, clay, activated charcoal, salicylic acid.

How often should you use a face mask?

Something to keep in mind is that every face mask targets a different skin problem.

Something to keep in mind is that every face mask targets a different skin problem. If the mask says it will help with exfoliation, anti-aging or is anti-acne, it likely contains ingredients that are most helpful when used only once or twice each week. Otherwise, your skin may become irritated. It is best to conscientiously follow the instructions when using a mask that is problem specific.