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FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: Do We Really Need Facial Masks?
Happy Friday everyone! I'm off to the grooming salon with Denver in a bit. He's really furry now and I'm afraid he might get a heat stroke due to the intense weather and all that layers of hair. Before I sign off, I'm leaving you with our much- awaited Fan Mail Fridays. Our question is from Stephanie:
I am one of your silent readers. I love your blog and you inspire me so much on how to take care of our skin. I even encourage my mom to read your blogs. :)
However , I have one question that really baffles me. Do we really need face mask, how it differ from facial scrub? I researched about it and found out they almost do the same then ended up more confused. I believe you can enlighten me about this po. :)
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Thank you so much for being a reader! And I love you (and all my readers) too! :D
As for the question "What's the difference between a Face Mask and Facial Scrub", they're totally different products, although I could understand why others tend to confuse both as some Facial Masks contain peeling agents, hence they can do what Facial Scrubs can do. Facial Masks are for skin nourishment, while Facial Scrubs are for skin exfoliation-You scrub your skin first and then apply the mask right after so as to replenish the lost moisture and minerals from your skin.
I think the question should be, "What's the difference between a Face Mask and a serum/moisturizer?" because in my opinion, the former has the closest effects to the latter products. Now since I brought this up, I'd have to say that both products do the same things: Nourish, hydrate, and fortify your skin. The thin line that separates the two is that using Facial Mask gives you a more relaxing experience than just using plain serum/moisturizer.
Now on to your more pressing concern: Do we really need Face Masks? Yes and No. Yes if you have problematic skin, if you want a little boost in your skin care routine, and depending on the mask, and No if you want an uncomplicated routine as masks may take time and effort to use. If your answer is no, just make sure that you're using the right skin care products to help keep your skin in its tip-top shape. It's all depending on your preference, really.
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There are three popular types of Facial Mask in the market:
PEEL- OFF MASKS
These masks are a little painful to remove, so they are best used on a small area of the face only, especially those with blackheads and whiteheads. Best for people with enlarged pores on the nose area due to blackheads and whiteheads. As for me, I like using Nose Strips on this area.
These masks are very easy to use, and they help give your skin a surge of moisture. To me, this type of mask is just saturated with ingredients that you can find in regular skin care products, but the good thing about it is it doubles as a serum/moisturizer already: After a few minutes, just remove the mask and massage the remaining product into your skin until it gets absorbed-no rinsing needed. It's best for those with dry skin and those who want an uncomplicated, all-in-one product.
If I would recommend a type of mask, this would be it. I've always had a stronger preference for Clay Masks because apart from skin care ingredients, the base, which is Clay, is known to rid skin of impurities effectively, and has tons of minerals and skin- tightening ability to boot. Best for people with oily or acne- prone skin, and those with sagging skin.
That's it! Hope you liked this post, Stephanie! If you guys have any valuable information to add to this post, please feel free to do so by writing them on the comment section below.
Have an awesome Friday, everyone! :)
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