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How to Choose the Best Natural Face Mask for Your Skin Type

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When you think of face masks, what comes to mind? Likely you think of girls nights with wine and cheese and watching Bridget Jones Diary. The fact is, face masks can have incredible benefits for your skin. But like all skin products, they are not one-size-fits-all. Many are jammed full of harsh chemicals or contain ingredients that could break out your skin. To take advantage of all the benefits you want to choose natural face masks that have an appropriate formulation for your specific skin type. 

Finding Out Your Skin Type
Before you can decide which natural face masks are best, youll first need to identify your skin type. For some people, it may be dramatically evident. If you often wake up with your face covered in oil or have issues with your makeup melting off, you likely have oily skin. On the flip side, if your skin is often flaky and red, then you probably have dry skin. That said, your skin type may be harder to identify. Take this quiz to find out your skin type. 

Oily Skin 
If you have oily skin, the key is to look for natural face masks that remove impurities and detoxify your skin. Oil can clog up your pores, leaving your skin congested and unable to breathe. Drying up that extra oil with natural products will help balance out your skin. Ingredients like bentonite clay and tea tree oil are proven to benefit those with oily skin. 

Oily skin can also tend to be acne-prone, so youll want to look for masks that help to repair your skin and minimize the chance of scarring. 

Combination Skin 
If you have combination skin, you have likely struggled to find products which are well-suited to you. You dont want to strip the oil, as it will irritate your drier areas. You also dont want anything overly moisturizing that will causes breakouts in your oily areas. Youll want to look for natural face masks to help hydrate and balance out the overall condition of your skin. Some great ingredients to look for are Vitamin C and honey. 

Exfoliating masks are also a good choice as they help remove dry, flaky skin and help to remove congestion in your oilier areas. 

Dry Skin 
If you have dry skin, you may experience the most significant benefits of using natural face masks. Since dry skin can become inflamed and itchy, a hydrating and nourishing mask can help ease the discomfort. Youll need to be careful of the ingredients that you use since anything with harsh soaps or stripping ingredients can make it worse. Oil-based masks containing ingredients like jojoba oil or rosehip oil can deal a massive dose of moisture to your parched skin. 

Applying a Face Mask
Now that you know your skin typeand the best natural face masks for your type, its time to talk about the application. Here are some tips for applying your mask, so you get the most benefit from the product;

1. Exfoliate and Cleanse - Before you apply your mask, make sure to cleanse your face and lightly exfoliate to remove dirt or dead skin. 

2. Read the Instructions - Always check the recommended application process on the mask. You can leave different ingredients on your skin for varying lengths of time. Pay attention to this, as if you leave them on too long, they may have adverse effects on the skin.

3. Gently Remove - When removing your mask, do so gently. Your skin will be extra sensitive after using a mask, so youll want to rinse it off and softly pat your face dry. Avoid harsh rubbing and use of abrasive towels. 


  1. When I was younger, I had pretty oily skin. When I hit 50, everything flipped, lol. Now I'm fighting really dry skin.


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