The secret to ageless skin lies in exercise, a proper diet, ample rest and a good skincare regime. The beauty industry is overflowing with skincare products that promise glowing and youthful skin but they also come with hefty price tags. One of the most popular and affordable skincare product is the facial mask. It helps get rid of dirt and debris from the pores and keep them clean. It also slows down the ageing process by keeping the skin tight and radiant. Here at Shopsy, let's explore the different types of masks that you can incorporate into your beauty regime and reap countless benefits from. Also, compare the benefits and prices of multiple face masks being sold at varied prices in Pakistan on this page.
Pros & Cons
Clears out pores
Exfoliates the skin
Absorbs excess oil
Gives a youthful glow
Available for all skin types
Draws out impurity buildup
Makes skin smoother and clearer
Tightens and tones the facial skin
Overuse can dry out the skin
Some masks may increase oil production
The peel-off variety might make the skin go saggy over time
People who are into beauty and skincare, love to pamper their skin with soothing products and face masks. While a face mask is great for absorbing excess oil and sebum out of oily skin, people with dry or combination skin can also reap its benefits. There is a mask available for everyone and you can choose the one that works the best for your skin type. Read on to know more about the type of face masks available online and how to use them for all skin types.
Charcoal Face Mask
Available in clay, powder or paste form, Charcoal Masks are made up of food-grade activated charcoal that is safe to use on the skin. Clay charcoal masks work best for oily skin while those with dry skin issues can go for masks that are formulated with skin nourishing and hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil, hyaluronic acid and olive oil. While there are countless brands selling these masks at various price points in Pakistan, the most affordable and effective products are L’Oréal Pure Clay Charcoal Mask- Detoxifying & Clarifying, Freeman Facial Charcoal and Black Sugar Polishing Mask, Bamboo Charcoal Eye Mask Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizing Patches, Dr, Rashel's Black Peel Off Mask Collagen & Charcoal and Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask. Never use these masks more than once a week as overuse can do more harm than good.
Deep Moisturizing Sheet Masks
A part of Korean beauty regime, deep moisturizing sheet masks are a perfect way to deeply nourish and hydrate your skin. They come in various materials like cotton, fibre, paper or gel etc. and are soaked in skin hydrating and nourishing solutions commonly called the serums. They tend to deeply moisturize your skin while tightening your pores and giving an instant lift to the skin. Some anti-ageing variety helps in reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while plumping up the skin to make it look more youthful. The Body Shop is one of the best brands when it comes to selling great quality sheet masks in Pakistan.
Other affordable options include Qilulushop and Boyouyoushop that have sheet masks for every skin problem. However, some sheet masks state that they can be used multiple times, never reuse a sheet mask as it absorbs sebum and dirt from your skin. Reusing will wreak havoc on your skin rather than doing any good. Always use a fresh sheet mask for every application.
For acne-prone skin, don't use these masks more than once a week. People with dry skin can use it every day for extra hydration and moisturization. If you have oily skin, go for the oil control and balancing sheet masks.
Saeed Ghani Multani Mud Mask with Lavender
Natural mud masks like the one by Saeed Ghani is ideal for all skin types. Infused with lavender petals and natural whitening ingredients, this Multani mud mask is a perfect concoction for all your skin woes. People with dry skin can take one part of this mask and mix it with warm raw milk to make a creamy paste and apply to the face and neck area. Wait till it dries out completely to let the mask do its magic. Then wash it off with normal water and apply a good moisturizer afterwards for a glowing and moisturized skin. For oily skin, mix this powder with rose water to draw out all excess oil and sebum from your skin. Don't forget to apply an oil balancing lotion after washing this mask off.
Peel off Anti-Ageing Face Masks
From treating oily skin to serving as a great anti-ageing solution, peel off masks serve a variety of purposes. Kiss Beauty and Dr. Rashel are two of the most popular peel-off anti-ageing masks in Pakistan. They also whiten the skin due to the natural whitening ingredients in them. Peel off anti-ageing masks also draw impurities, sebum and oil from your skin, making it look and feel smooth and glowing.
These face masks also minimize the appearance of large pores, fine line and wrinkles, giving your skin a youthful radiance. People with dry skin should avoid using peel-off masks as they tend to dry out the skin. Also, overuse can make the skin sag due to the pulling motion needed for peeling off the mask. While a store-bought face mask is convenient and easy to use, making your own at home might be more hygienic, effective and budget-friendly.