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Five Reasons Why You Should Be Using A Face Mask Regularly

Sheet or peel-off, Ayurvedic or Korean—a dermatologist unravels the universal powers of a good face-mask.

By Dr. Radha Shah
15 Dec 2021

While putting on a quick sheet mask as part of your multi-step skin-care regimen may seem commonplace today, the history of face masks as a beauty essential is a result of thousands of years of experimentation. Almost five millenniums ago, Ayurveda came up with the concept of Ubtan—a concoction of chickpea flour and turmeric. We might have a wide variety of options available today, but the OG still remains relevant throughout the subcontinent.


Now coming to our main point of discussion—why do dermatologists all over the world love to recommend face-masks? Is it because of their cleansing properties or their skin brightening powers? For starters, they are incredibly easy to apply and are great at providing quick results. One of the best things about using a good face mask is the feeling of moisturised, tightened and toned skin. Therefore, they are considered a perfect treatment to help you with a multitude of skin-care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate your skin, remove excess oil and also reduce the appearance of pores. Let’s have a look at some undeniable benefits of putting on a face mask every now and then.


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They deep cleanse your skin

Cleansing is a habit that helps remove pollutants like dirt, oil, and impurities from the skin’s surface. However, did you know that proper masking can take the cleansing process to an entirely new level? A good facial mask can help pull out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the skin—leading to fresh, clean skin.


They hydrate your skin

A lot of face masks contain important hydrating agents like hyaluronic acid and ceramides—something that helps them double up as a nourishing moisturiser. These ingredients are also known to boost skin radiance. Additionally, overnight sleeping masks with a rich texture help reverse the effect of pollution and make your skin look plump in the morning.


They help even out your skin tone

Facial masks which leave your skin feeling tingly and smelling of mint help stimulate blood circulation. This assures improvement in a uniform skin tone as well when it is made with ingredients like tomato, aloe vera or lemon juice. It leads to softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin. Do not expect an overnight result from your face mask, but keep using them regularly for great results.


They aid better absorption of other skincare products

While face masks are extremely effective on their own, they work even better when used in conjunction with other skin-care actives. In fact, they help your skin absorb them better. Think of face masks as a supplement to your other skincare products. A deep cleansing face mask will unclog your pores and help your toners, serums and moisturisers penetrate deeper. As a result, these products perform better and produce faster results.


They help you relax and de-stress

Face-masks not just improve the overall appearance of your skin, but they can also be quite therapeutic. When the ingredients of the mask are infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, a face mask can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. You will be drawn into a beautiful, stimulating experience that relaxes both mind and spirit. And of course, it also leaves you with gorgeous skin.


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