Skin Care

How To Choose A Face Mask That's Right For Your Skin

Face masks are popular because they work their magic and treat the skin by soothing it and eliminating signs of tiredness, along with boosting complexion. There is something very relaxing about sitting back with a face mask on and treating yourself to an at-home spa day. The market is filled with mask options, from the best Korean sheet masks to clay or even peel-off masks, the list is quite long. With so many options comes the challenging part of finding the right type of face mask. Choosing a face mask based on your skin type and the issues you are looking to address may be tricky, but we are here to help. Read this face mask guide to know how to determine the right mask for your skin type.

Face Masks For Normal Skin

Moisturising, smoothing, brightening, tightening, restructuring, and plumping - when it comes to face masks, people with a normal skin type are spoiled for choice. People with normal skin can choose any face mask they like. Pick and choose one that is suitable whenever your skin needs a helping hand. Does the skin have too much texture? Opt for a cream mask, which will be richer in fat than a gel. A mask with active ingredients? You can opt for a mask that has a bottle worth of essence enriched in it.
The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask is a great sheet mask. This sheet mask is drenched in an essence that is formulated using salicylic acid. It has up to 30x more absorption power than normal face masks**. It helps deliver more essence onto the skin for quick results. This sheet mask is suitable for oily, combination, dry, normal and even sensitive and acne prone skin.

Face Masks For Oily Skin

Combination and oily skins produce excess sebum that can lead to irregular skin texture, enlarged pores, and a shiny T-zone. Choose a face mask for oily skin that has cleansing and purifying properties and that are rich in absorbing ingredients that remove impurities, dead cells, and traces of pollution. According to our face mask guide, you can opt for an 'earth-based' mask to absorb excess sebum and close the pores. For example, try the L’Oréal Paris Pure Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores which is a great face mask for combination skin. It helps to unclog pores and reveal a polished, pore-minimized, and smooth complexion. The Exfoliate and Refine Pores Pure Clay Mask removes dead cells and excess oil from the skin and leaves skin feeling refined and smooth.

An ingredient that really helps with oily & combination skin is Salicylic Acid!

But, what is Salicylic Acid?

Salicylic acid gently exfoliates your skin and brightens it up for a youthful glow. BHA products are targeted for oily skin and also boost brightening. Using a face mask with salicylic acid can be a great way to incorporate BHA’s into your skincare. The uses of salicylic acid include helping you combat breakouts, oily skin and also boost the glow of your skin.

After using a clay mask, it is important to hydrate your skin to revive the moisture into your skin. You can use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence formulated with the goodness of salicylic acid. It penetrates up to 10 layers deep* into your skin making it brighter and adding glow to it! This salicylic acid product helps in adding a glow and hydration to your skin.
If you are in doubt about how to use salicylic acid, let us help you out. It is best to apply Crystal Micro Essence after using the Pure Clay Mask Exfoliate and Refine Pores face mask, on a clean skin to prevent oily skin and keeping it hydrated at the same time.

Simply take a few drops of the Micro Essence on your palm, which contains this game-changing ingredient. Gently pat it into your skin. The lightweight texture of this product will help it sink into your skin easily and add an instant glow to your skin – and that’s the benefit of salicylic acid for you!

Face Masks For Dry Skin

Dry and sensitive skins are fragile and low in lipids, so they can feel tight and uncomfortable. But there's nothing better than a moisturizing and nourishing face mask for dry skin to plump up the skin and boost the hydrolipidic barrier. Hyaluronic acid products are a great way to introduce and trap moisture into your skin. One of the most important benefits of hyaluronic acid is that it acts as a humectant and hydrates your skin from deep within.

If you’re confused about how to use hyaluronic acid, a great way to introduce it into your skincare routine is through a hyaluronic acid mask. The L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Hyaluronic Acid Fresh Mix Serum Sheet Mask is a revolutionary sheet mask that is drenched in hyaluronic acid serum that plumps the skin and adds hydration to it in just 15 minutes! Hyaluronic acid for dry skin is especially effective as it helps you keep your skin nourished and hydrated throughout the day.

Face Masks For Mature Skin

Mature skin is sensitive, thinner, and often lacks elasticity and suppleness. Using face masks for all skin types may not work on mature skin. Instead, use a face mask for sensitive skin to see their magic on your skin. Firming face masks will stimulate and strengthen, as well as smoothen the skin for an immediate lifting effect. A tissue sheet mask is better suited to ageing or dry skin. Salicylic acid for skincare can be incorporated by using the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Crystal Micro Essence Sheet Mask, which contains this magical ingredient! This can be your sheet mask guide while using a sheet mask on mature skin. People extensively use salicylic acid for acne; but this is not the only use of this powerhouse ingredient! Another great way is to use salicylic acid is for anti-ageing, which is highly effective as it helps boost the regeneration of your skin and glow.

*Within epidermis in the stratum corneum layer
**30X more absorbing capacity as compared to dry tissue weight