Complete your weekly skincare routine, with an indulgent or exfoliatingfacial masks, tested on sensitive skin and designed to renew, revive and restore skin's radiance. Facial masks can deliver nourishing ingredients into your skin for brighter and more balanced skin.
There are a few popular types of facial masks used in skincare, sheet masks and clay masks. Sheet masks are thin cloths soaked in an ingredient rich serum that will sit on top of the face and delivers important skincare ingredients. While clay facial masks have a cream formula and will be spread over the face often providing a deep cleanse to unclog the pores. You should choose a sheet mask for additional hydration and a clay mask for deep cleansing.
When using a facial sheet mask, unfold the mask from the packet and place it over the face with the eye and mouth holes in the right place. Using your fingers, pat the mask gently into the contours of the face. Leave the mask in place for 15 minutes then remove and massage any face serum that has not been absorbed into the skin. Use any remaining serum in the packet on your neck and decolletage.
How often you use a facial mask will depend on the mask type and ingredients. Generally, it is good to use a facial mask 1-3 times per week and can be used in either a morning or evening skincare routine. Always look at the specific facial masks you are using for exact application instructions.
Yes, sensitive skin types can use facial masks. La Roche Posay recommends using the Cicaplast B5 Facial Sheet Mask which has been specifically formulated to help manage sensitive skin types and rebalance the skin after procedures. B5 is a nurturing ingredient and can help to rebalance the skin. Learn more about Vitamin B5's benefits here.
Facial masks work by sitting on the skin’s surface for an extended period and allowing the product to seep deeply into the skin. La Roche Posay’s facial masks can improve hydration which supports the skin's external barrier. Learn more in a guide to facial sheet masks here.
You should use a facial mask on clean skin so the ingredients can be fully absorbed into the skin. Begin your skincare routine with cleansing, exfoliation, and toner and then the facial mask will come next, delivering ingredients into your skin for more balanced and nourished complexion. Learn more about layering serums and a skincare order here.