Another weekly skin care process you should adopt is the use of facial masks. You may be using masks when you need to prepare your skin for a special event or when it seems very dull and lifeless. But making this a part of your weekly regimen ensures that it gets done week after week.
Why is Facial Mask Treatment Necessary?
Facial masks give your skin suppleness, hydration and elasticity. Masks (especially clay based ones) absorb excess oil from your skin and deep cleanse the pores. For those who suffer from severe acne, masks with salicylic acid are very effective as it also revitalizes the skin.
Most facial masks diminish the fine lines that appear on the face with age. Alpha hydroxyl acids in the mask speed up cell renewal to have this effect. This also results in smoother skin texture. Regular use of facial masks also makes your skin firmer and evens out the skin tone. This prepares your skin well for perfect makeup application.
Regular use of the right kinds of facial masks helps combat several common skin problems including rosacea, oiliness, acne and dry skin. However, if you suffer from severe skin problems, you should choose your facial mask with care so that its ingredients do not spark off irritation or rashes.
Use your facial mask right after a thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The pores are unclogged by the cleansing and exfoliation. The beneficial ingredients in the facial mask can penetrate the skin far better at this time so that they have maximum impact.
Step 1: Take two cotton wools and apply makeup remover onto them. Use them to wipe off the makeup from both eyes.
Step 2: Take another cotton wool and wipe your client’s lips to remove her lipstick. Step
3: Use wet ear buds to remove any leftover mascara that might still be on your client’s eyes. Step
4: Take a cleanser, appropriate to the skin type that your client has and apply a generous amount of cleanser on the palm of your hand. Wipe both hands together so that the cleanser can spread evenly over your hands. This ensures an easy application over the face area.
Begin by applying the cleanser on the chin and work in circles upwards towards the top of her mouth. Use both ring fingers and middle fingers to perform the circles. Spread the cleanser, in circular movements, from the top of her mouth onto her nose. Make circles over her nose and move upwards between her eyebrows, making circles around both eyes.
Moving onto your client’s forehead; take both ring fingers and middle fingers and do stroking movements from her eyebrows towards her hairline. Take your ring fingers and middle fingers sideways to her temples and do circular movements. Working from your client’s temples, make circular movements firstly underneath her eyes and move back to her temples. Also go over her cheekbones and then again almost over her jaw line.
Step 5: Take your sponges and remove the cleanser from her face.
Step 6: Take the exfoliator and squeeze a generous amount onto your hands. This is applied in the same manner as your cleanser. (This step is part of the weekly skin care routine).
Step 7: Wet your sponges and remove the exfoliator from your client’s face.
Step 8: Take your mask, one that is best for your client’s skin type, and apply it with a mask brush or with clean hands. Clay masks should not be applied over the eye or mouth area, whereas mud masks can be applied over them. (This is also part of the weekly skin care routine). Leave the mask on for 10 – 20 minutes, according to the type of mask you are using.
Step 9: Wet your facial sponges and begin to remove the mask from the chin area and work upwards. Repeat this step until the mask is removed.