Facemapping & Multimasking

Very often, when we go to the store and in a shopping frenzy decide that it is time to “do something with the face” we buy ourselves a mask.
Isn’t it true?

Even me, who runs a beauty salon and have unlimited access to so called “professional”masks, sometimes give up to this impulse. I simply get carried away and, driven by curiosity, I put another Korean, colourful or panda sheet mask in my basket.

Masks are designed to have more active ingredients and according to cosmetic theory should be used about once or twice a week, after a prior facial peeling. Only then they make any sense, because peeling removes dead cells of the epidermis, which facilitates the penetration of active ingredients from the mask into the skin. As the mask has a higher concentration of active ingredients, it can irritate and sensitize more than a cream with a similar composition. But it will also work harder, better and more effectively…. So it is worth to use this cosmetic. And it is worth to choose such a mask wisely.

We always choose the mask for the skin problems we are currently struggling with. And that is why I strongly encourage you to do your face a mapping: a face mapping. Why? Because different parts of skin require different treatments as they struggle with different issues. And cosmetic treatments are all about giving the skin exactly what it needs, stimulate the synthesis of collagen and elastin, while at the same time supplementing deficiencies and not deregulating it by giving active substances, which the skin have in excess.

If you don’t want to think about it, just to have your little moment of pleasure with the mask on, I always recommend using a moisturizing mask. Such mask is universal, and that means that it will work well for every skin type and every part of the skin.

But the real surprise is that moisturising is not only for dry skins, it is even more needed when your skin is oily! And what we do if our skin starts to be too oily! We buy a cleansing mask! This is not helping, in fact it deepens the problem. It’s a common mistake, so popular that we cosmetologists call it the vicious wheel of a skincare. So if you read this post, remember this for a lifetime. If your skin starts to produce too much oil, it means that it requires moisturising not drying and cleansing!

Nevertheless, such a moisturising mask can be used always, on every skin, of course after excluding allergy or intolerance to any of its components.

The skin around the eyes has very few sebaceous glands, so it always needs to be greased. This skin will require special care, so we use masks dedicated to this area. Concentrations of active ingredients, particle size, selection of ingredients is subordinated to the specificity of this delicate skin. They should not irritate the eye, their task is mainly to nourish the area, which is obtained when the active ingredients in the mask are carriers of lipids.

Because the skin is almost always different on different parts of the face, usually we should apply different masks during one cosmetic treatment. This is a multimasking. Apart from cases of universal moisturizing (moisturising masks works for every skin) or intervention masks such as calming s.o.s. masks, we should always choose a mask that works according to the problem of a selected part of the face.

Thus, owners of a problematic T-zone (oily forehead, nose & chin) should apply antibacterial/dethox/ normalizing mask only to these areas. If the cheeks and nose are red or overactive, choose soothing/calming masks. If the skin is dull and has lost its colour, apply oxygenating/ vitamin C/  stimulating mask only to the area where the problem actually occurred. The same applies to discolourations, local dehydrations or eczemas.

I didn’t make it easier for you (or cheaper). Now you will just have to buy not only one but at least a few cosmetic masks right?