Face masks come in many shapes in forms, including peel-off, sheet, and cream. But powder face masks are a relatively new addition to the face mask category and have rapidly gained popularity. Why? To answer that question, we researched the benefits of powder face masks and how to use them. Read on for our findings.
The Benefits of Powdered Face Masks
Part of what has drawn the attention of so many people to powdered face masks is how customizable they are. Different skin types have different skin care needs, and with powder masks, you can add specific ingredients to benefit your skin type. For example, some people like to mix their face mask power with coconut oil or coconut milk for extra hydration, while others like to add rose water and liquid vitamins.
You can also make the mask as thick or as thin as you want, it all depends on your preference. If you want to use your mask as an exfoliator, you can add a little less liquid and use the fine-milled powder as a gentle physical exfoliant. Additionally, because the ingredients are dried, they’re longer lasting and need fewer preservatives to keep them fresh.
How To Mix Your Own Mask
To mix your own mask, you’ll want to buy a non-porous bowl so it won’t absorb the product or trap dirt on its surface; you may want to try glass or metal. Also, make sure the tools you use are for mixing your face masks in your dedicated mask mixing bowl only. To mix, you can use whatever you like, but a non-porous mortar and pestle make for easy, even mixing. Most masks will come with a ratio of how much water or powder to use for the intended results. But really, as long as your tools are clean and the liquid you’re using is skin safe and non-reactive to any active ingredients, you can increase or decrease the ratio to your liking.
How To Apply Powder Face Masks
To apply powder face masks, the same rules of tool cleanliness apply. Wash your hands and use a clean, non-absorbent silicone brush or any other face mask applicator you prefer. The last thing you want is for your applicator to suck up all the product or introduce more bacteria and dirt to your skin.
When applying the product to your face, use gentle upward strokes to distribute the product evenly. Upward motions help encourage your skin to lift and can improve elasticity; just remember to be careful around your eyes, as this area is the most sensitive.
Now that you know the benefits of powder face masks and how to use them, what’s stopping you from crafting the perfect face mask for your skin? Essential Wholesale & Labs sells face mask powder so you can start customizing and tailoring your skincare routine to suit your needs today!