A Guide to Different Types of Face Masks
With summer approaching, one thing that we cannot take for granted is skincare. Sweat, humidity, dirt and sun make for the worst combination for the skin and can result in a variety of problems like acne, sunburn and dehydrated, dry and dull skin, among others. But the saving grace comes in the form of face masks and NO, we are not talking about the ones you are using for COVID.
It’s hard to miss out the buzz that face masks have created in the last year. From seeing our favorite celebrities use them during the lockdown to being a fun sleepover activity, face masks are in vogue. And HOW! But, did you know that there are different types of face masks available, depending upon the skin type, particular requirements, among other factors? Here, we have compiled a list of different types of face masks to help you choose the right one depending on your skin type.
Different Types of Face Masks:
In the last one year, these have perhaps been the most-hyped masks. Having a Korean origin, these masks have found their way in all our skincare routine, not only because of their effectiveness but also because of how relaxing it is to use one. Sheet masks are in the form of face-shaped sheet fabric, saturated in a nutrition-packed solution called serum. They are designed for different types of skin and can be used only once, which is why they come in individual packs.
The Good Vibes sheet mask range includes ingredients like Acai berry, avocado, pomegranate, manuka honey, which are full of natural components designed to suit your different needs. What’s more, putting on a sheet mask and taking a selfie is such a fun thing to do with your friends on a sleepover!
These types of masks are particularly targeted to clean your skin from the unnecessary dirt, exfoliate the dead skin cells and absorb extra oil from the pores. After using this mask, one is left with a smoother, taut and oil-free face. This is what makes it the best face mask to use during summers, since we all need that extra cleansing and exfoliation during these sweaty months. Clay masks can also be a little drying, so using a moisturizer after applying them is a must, especially if you have dry skin.
Gel-based peel off masks:
These masks are like physical exfoliants, that are meant to remove the dead cells present on the top layer of the skin, along with the dirt in pores, which leaves the skin smooth and soft. Unlike clay masks, one does not need to wash this with water and it can simply be peeled off. The formula helps lift all the microparticles of dirt and dead skin cells from the face that have gathered over time. These, however, are not strong enough to remove blackheads.
Activated charcoal draws out the bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil from the skin. The charcoal face mask balances the skin hydration and gets rid of all the unnecessary particles from the face. These are available in clay and sheet mask variants and will leave the skin detoxified and looking fresh. A charcoal strip over the nose can also help in getting rid of the blackheads.
The Good Vibes Activated Charcoal Deep Cleansing Face Mask contains activated charcoal to draw bacteria, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles from the skin to help you achieve flawless complexion.
For anyone suffering with dry-dull skin with uneven pigmentation and skin tone should use a brightening mask. Packed with antioxidants, these masks help in nourishing and hydrating the skin, all the while reducing redness and dark spots from the face. The fact that it also gives a makeup-like glow to the face is another reason why it is one of the best face masks to use during summers.
The Good Vibes Coffee Brightening Face Mask is a wonderful product, enriched with the benefits of coffee beans. You can use it to exfoliate the skin and clean it effectively.
Summers are exhausting and while you may not have the time for an extensive facial, you can definitely take some time off for a face mask because all it needs is just 15 mins. The Good Vibes range includes the Good Vibes Detox Face Mask (Aloe Cucumber), Good Vibes Rejuvenating Face Mask (Green Tea), Good Vibes Glow Face Mask (Papaya), Good Vibes Skin Glow Face Mask (Rosehip), among others, all made from natural beauty products and work wonders on the skin.