Should I Use a Mask? – olive-i & co

Should I Use a Mask?

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Face masks are one of the most popular skincare products today celebrities and influencers post photos of their free time wearing their favorite face masks. But the real question is what good are facial skin masks? Are they dispensable for your skincare routine? Should everyone wear a mask? I will answer all the queries with one word: Absolutely.

Face masks are the ideal skincare treatment to help you with your skincare concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate your skin, remove excess oil, and help improve the appearance of pores. They are also a great way to help remove impurities another advantage of wearing a mask: the feeling of having toned and smooth skin.

Every healthy skin care regimen includes products for daily and weekly use. You can use a mask once a week, or you can use more depending on your skin and your skincare concerns.

The use of a facial mask helps to remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate our skin, making it soft and shiny. It also helps eliminate tanning.


Benefits of using a mask:

  • Quick and Visible Results - Unlike other skincare products, you don't need to wear face masks continuously before you notice a visible difference in your skin. Masks can help skin look and feel smoother, fresher, and more moisturized in minutes, which is perfect when you need instant results.
  • Deep Cleansing - Sure, daily cleansing helps cleanse the skin by removing dirt, oil, makeup, and impurities from the skin's surface. But did you know that proper masking takes the cleaning process to a whole new level? Only a good face mask can help remove the impurities that hide under the upper layers of the epidermis. Some people say that their skin goes through detox when they wear a mask because they notice the changes in the skin as it happens. Relaxation - Face masks not only offer results that improve the overall appearance of your skin, but they can also be quite therapeutic. When infused with aromatic essential oils like peppermint and rosemary, a mask can lift your spirits by stimulating your senses.
  • Target All Skin Concerns - Like their cleansers and moisturizers, the masks are also specifically tailored to different skin types and concerns. There are so many variants of face masks, no matter how troublesome your skin is, you are guaranteed to find one that will quickly address any concerns you may suffer.
  • Unclog Pores: Face masks do an excellent job of deep cleansing the skin, but they also do wonders to keep the surface clean. Not only do they remove dirt, but they also help remove dead skin cell build-up and absorb excess oil that clogs pores. We all know by now that clogged pores can lead your skin astray. As impurities settle on the skin, they push further down until they are trapped in the pores, giving bacteria a chance to grow. It can lead to a horrendous giant pimple or a flurry of unwanted breakouts that can be the bane of your existence for days. It's not a pretty sight! 
  • Radiant skin: Masks, especially those with a peppermint tingle in the formulation, can help stimulate blood circulation. The process of drying the mask on the skin, starting to harden, together with the removal of the mask. It causes an expansion of the blood vessels in the skin. You will have softer, smoother-looking skin, and you will also notice a radiant glow and a more renewed appearance. So, relax, feel the tickle, breathe in the minty scent, and await your skin transformation.

Types of masks:

Exfoliating masks:

Exfoliating masks remove dead cells from the skin's surface, leaving a luminous appearance and smooth, supple skin. Manual or physical scrubs use by letting the mixture sit for a few minutes and then physically rubbing the product into the skin. Chemical scrubs, on the other hand, contain mild acids like lactic, glycolic, and salicylic acid to get the job done. Enzyme masks are another great option, as they eat up dead skin cells on the surface. All in all, exfoliating masks can work wonders for all skin types:

  • Lift dry skin to firm and brighten it
  • Delay aging
  • Remove excess oil from oily skin
  • Clear pathways for acne relief. But all things in moderation exfoliating too often can have adverse effects!

Moisturizing masks:

Keeping our skin hydrated is a crucial part of preventing dull, dry, and rough skin, as well as slowing the signs of aging. Moisturizing masks can be beneficial for all skin types if you know the right ingredients to look for.

Korean sheet face masks:

Korean sheet face masks have exploded in popularity recently. While some of the ingredients they contain may help heal your skin, the real benefit comes from the moisture that the mask sheet provides.

Unfortunately, the effects of a Korean mask can only last as long as the sheet is damp. Once the mask sheet has dried (after about 20 minutes), you can remove vitamins and minerals from the skin. Some Korean face masks also contain harmful chemicals, so it is crucial to limit their use and read the ingredients that are applied to the skin very carefully.

With the proper Korean face mask, you could wear it every day. However, the additional ingredients can clog your pores and cause more damage over time than the sheet mask can counteract. That is why we recommend wearing a Korean mask at most once a week.

Tea masks:


When you apply a tea-based face mask, your skin receives a rich dose of vitamins, which nourish your skin and help it eliminate all free radicals from your daily life. Different kinds of tea masks choose different problem areas.