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Commonly asked face mask questions

2019 was the year of face care trends, and what stood out the most about the trends was face masks. They’re beneficial because they cleanse and moisturise your skin while providing essential ingredients to keep your skin looking it’s best.
Face masks can also assist in addressing skincare concerns such as oily skin, acne or uneven skin tone. However, there are a few things you should know about face masks. As we look back at the year that was, here we unpack some of the most frequently asked questions around them:

How often should I mask my face?

That solely depends on the type of mask you’ll be using and what your skin type is. DIY masks made from natural ingredients can be used up to three times a week. Cream masks can be used once or twice a week and sheet masks only once a week.

Do I wash my face before applying the mask?

For optimal results, you should wash your face with a gentle cleanser, so that your mask is applied to clean skin. Once you’ve washed your face, make sure that you pat your skin dry with a towel before applying your mask.

Should I wash my face after a face mask?

If you are using a DIY, cream or peel-off mask then you need to wash any excess product off with cold water, however, if you’ll be using a sheet mask, then there’s no need to rinse it off. POND’S has a range of sheet masks that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, brighten your skin, and hydrate and strengthen for smoother, rejuvenated skin. Once you’ve peeled off the mask, massage the excess product into your skin.

Should I moisturise my face after a sheet mask?

Of course, because if you don’t, then your skin may feel dry afterwards and that’s the last thing you want. If you have oily skin, be sure to use a lightweight formula such as POND’s Lasting Oil Control Vanishing Cream to reduce excess oil and give you an instant matte look.

Should I use a face mask in the morning or night?

They can be used at any time of the day. However, if you’re using a mask that exfoliates or clarifies your skin, then it’s best to use that at night. But if you’re using one that hydrates the skin, then you should apply it in the morning to give your skin an added glow.

If you haven’t already tried face masks, what are you waiting for? Find one that works for you and implement it to your skincare routine for healthy, radiant skin.