Apply masks properly: Masks in the skincare routine and frequency of use

Using a mask has now become a daily habit for many people. However, some people are still wondering if they should wash their face after applying the mask? Please refer to the following article, Dien May XANH will share with you!


1 After applying the mask, should I wash my face again?

The answer to this question depends on the type of mask you are using.

  • Masks such as clay masks, sheet masks, peel off masks, cream masks, etc., you should wash your face after the masking process because it will help remove and clean the parts. Mask residue and excess essence help your skin to be clean and dry.
  • For some types of masks such as collagen masks, gel/jelly masks, liquid masks, etc., it is not necessary to wash the face again because washing will lose some of the benefits that the product brings such as Moisturizing ingredients help nourish the skin.

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2 Apply the mask properly

How to properly apply a mask

The following masking steps are only applicable to the type of mask that needs to be washed after applying the mask.

Step 1 : Clean and moisturize the skin by using a cleanser. Combined with washing your face will make your skin clean more deeply, the essence from the mask is easier to penetrate into the skin.

Step 2 : Apply the mask evenly all over the face. The eye and mouth areas should be avoided.

Step 3 : Depending on the type of mask, there is a suitable massage time.

Step 4 : Wait for 10-20 minutes for the skin to be moisturized.

Step 5 : Rinse the skin with warm water and gently wipe the skin with a soft towel.

Step 6 : Continue the steps of using Skincare that you usually use.

As for the non-rinse mask as stated above, it is recommended to use the mask in the last step of your nightly skincare routine .

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How to choose the right mask for each skin type

Each person will have different skin types, you need to choose the right mask:

  • Oily skin: Should choose a mask with the effect of tightening pores, reducing sebaceous glands.
  • Dry skin: Should choose masks with deep moisturizing ingredients such as avocado, olive, yogurt, etc.
  • Combination skin: Use natural herbal extracts to control sebum and provide moisture to the skin.
  • Sensitive skin: It is necessary to choose masks with mild ingredients that do not cause irritation to the face like masks with natural extracts.
  • Particularly for acne-prone skin: Dermatologists do not recommend using a paper mask because it can make acne worse, you need to consult a doctor.

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3 Notes when using the mask

Should I wear a mask every day?

How often to use the mask depends on your skin type .

Those who are in need of anti-aging can use 3-4 times a week. For oily skin and need to control the amount of oil, you can apply the mask 2-3 times a week. Normal skin in need of moisturizing, the frequency of use is 2 times / week. Those with sensitive skin only need to use it once a week.

After which step to apply the mask in skincare?

You should wash your face clean before applying the mask to clean the skin, avoid the dirt on the skin after many working hours and at the same time create moisture from the skin.

After applying the mask, depending on the type of mask mentioned above, you can make an appropriate choice.

Above is an article to share with you information about washing your face after applying a mask and the most standard masking steps. Wishing you success!