Facial masks are not only fun to use, but also easy to apply, making them the ideal way to get a spa-like experience in your own home. However, many of us do not incorporate masks into our regular beauty routine, but, with all of the skin benefits that facial masks bring, it is about time that we do. OROGOLD highlights just some of the reasons why masks are great for the skin.

Woman enjoying a relaxing facial mask therapy at a spa.

Deep Cleansing
Many people think that their daily cleansing regime is enough to properly clean our skin, and, while it does remove dirt, oils, makeup and other impurities from the surface of the skin, it doesn’t do any deep cleaning. This is where a good facial mask is needed, as this takes your cleansing process to a much deeper level, exfoliating the skin, drawing out all of the impurities that hide beneath the surface of the skin.

Bentonite clay being used for face masks.

Unclogs Pores
Many masks, especially those that contain Bentonite clay, will remove dirt, excess oils, and the build up of dead skin cells. This, in turn, will unclog pores, something that is extremely important. When impurities get trapped in pores, they get pushed deep within our skin, and bacteria can start to form, leading to blemishes and breakouts. Using a facial mask on a regular basis will unclog your pores, reducing their visibility on your face and giving you a clearer and smoother complexion.

Woman applying a face mask to boost her skin glow.

A Radiant Glow
Some face masks, especially those that contain mint, help to stimulate blood circulation. The process that your face goes through as the mask dries and hardens onto your skin, and is then taken off, causes the blood vessels in your skin to expand, resulting in a noticeable improvement in your skin tone. In addition to smoother and softer skin, facial masks will also give you a radiant and healthy glow, making you look energized and refreshed.

Natural skin care products on a wooden table.

Complements Other Skin Care Products
Regular use of a facial mask helps other skin care products to function, allowing them to be absorbed deeper into the skin. Whether you use day lotions, serums or night creams, using a mask ensures that any other products you apply will perform better, giving you results at a much faster pace.

Woman with a dead sea mud face mask relaxing.

Relax and De-Stress
Stress is something that can cause a whole range of skin symptoms, from eczema to wrinkles to rashes. Although many people don’t use a facial mask because of the time it takes, setting aside this bit of ‘me’ time can be extremely therapeutic.. Some masks are infused with essential oils, such as lavender or rosemary, which not only aids in relaxation, but also stimulates your senses and lifts your energy. Taking the time to draw a bath, light some candles, and let yourself unwind whilst the mask works its magic will leave you feeling relaxed and de-stressed, as well as delighted with your gorgeous looking skin.

Facial masks bring with them so many benefits, for your skin as well as for your state of mind, and should be worked into a regular skin care routine. If face masks are new to you, try using a few that you can buy at your favorite cosmetics store, and once you are more familiar with the ingredients and technique, you can try making your own at home.

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