Skincare Treatment Masks for all Skin Types!
Oftentimes we worry about choosing a treatment mask designed specifically for our skin type. Well this makes sense, obviously, but it’s been my experience that in general anyone (i.e.: dry, oily, blemished, discolored, etc. skin types) can usually use masks indicated for a different skin type other than their own. I have dry skin but it doesn’t mean I always have to use hydrating masks. I too can use a clarifying mask (often a favorite choice for someone with oily skin) but I would just use less frequently. For instance, I may only use a clay mask once or twice a month; where as someone with oily skin may use 2 to 4 times per week. It’s good for me to deep clean like that on occasion. Even though my skin is dry; I still need an ultra deep cleanse to extract pollutants from my pores from time to time. And even if it’s a tad drying my skin will know and will potentially produce a little oil to compensate which may be more beneficial (for my dry skin) than had I not done it.
Conversely, someone with oily skin and blemishes may use hydrating masks. Again, use would typically be less frequently. However, just as my dry skin benefits from a clarifying clay mask; theirs could potentially benefit from a hydrating mask. It is often said in this business (from many skin care professionals and practitioners) that oily skinned people indeed benefit from hydration. Instead of being entirely focused on constantly removing every drop of sebum produced, try to stay balanced and hydrate. A skin that is used to being a little hyperactive when it comes to oil production will really kick into gear when it gets dried out from product and will actually over compensate producing even more oil.
Having said all of this, you should always use products as directed by your physician and as directed by manufacturer as there are always exceptions to every rule and many other variables (such as sensitivities, etc.). A treatment regimen developed by your dermatologist should be used as he or she has instructed as they know your history as well as know the pharmacodynamics of the ingredients as well as the way the products work in connection with others within the regimen.
Here's a list of some of my favorite masks:
Jan Marini Cesta Facial Mask
H2O Plus Sea Mineral Mud Mask
DDF Sulfur Therapeutic Mask