All you want to know about face masks

Welcome to our face mask blog! If you're wondering about the best practices for using face masks, you've come to the right place. Our blog offers expert advice on how often to use face masks and how long to keep them on for optimal results. Additionally, we provide a comprehensive overview of the different types of face masks available, including sheet masks, clay masks, peel-off masks, and more. Stay informed and get the most out of your skincare routine with our face mask blog! 

How often should you use a face mask ?

The frequency of face mask use will depend on the specific type of mask and your skin type. In general, it's safe to use a face mask once or twice a week. Some masks, such as exfoliating or clarifying masks, may be used more frequently, while others, such as nourishing or hydrating masks, may be used less frequently. It's a good idea to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional if you have any concerns about the frequency of face mask use. 

Summer face mask from Skanski Skincare

How long you should keep a face mask on

The recommended time will vary depending on the type of mask and the instructions provided by the manufacturer. Apart from leave-on formulas, a standard mask should be left on for five to ten minutes, unless specified differently on the product instructions.  It's important to remove the mask as directed, as leaving it on for too long can potentially strip your skin of its natural oils and disrupt its pH balance. 

Face mask skanski skincare

different types of face masks

Now, let's delve into the different types of face masks available. There are many different types of face masks on the market, each with its own unique benefits and formulations. Here are a few common types of face masks:


  • Clay masks: Clay masks are formulated with bentonite or kaolin clay, which helps to absorb excess oil and impurities from the skin. Clay masks are great for oily or acne-prone skin and can help to tighten and tone the skin.

  • Sheet masks: Sheet masks are thin sheets of fabric that are soaked in a serum or essence. They are applied to the face and left on for a set amount of time before being removed. Sheet masks are great for hydration and nourishment and are perfect for dry or dehydrated skin.

  • Gel masks: Gel masks are formulated with a lightweight, gel-like consistency and are typically applied to the face in a thin layer. Gel masks are great for refreshing and cooling the skin and are perfect for oily or sensitive skin.

  • Cream masks: Cream masks are formulated with a thick, creamy consistency and are applied to the face in a thick layer. Cream masks are great for nourishment and hydration and are perfect for dry or dehydrated skin.

  • Charcoal masks: The draw out oil and dirt from your pores to clear your skin. Like clay and mud masks, they’re an excellent option for oily and combination skin. Charcoal can easily strip the natural oils from your skin, so leave the mask on for five to ten minutes and then wash it off to avoid drying out your complexion. 

Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine and can provide a variety of benefits depending on the type of mask and the specific concerns of your skin. It's important to use face masks as directed, paying attention to the frequency of use and the recommended time to leave the mask on. At Skanski, we offer a range of natural face masks that are perfect for nourishing and protecting your skin. Thank you for choosing Skanski for all of your natural skincare needs. 


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