While professional skin care is always recommended, there are also great at-home treatments that can be used to maintain your skin in between appointments with your South Florida dermatology office. A great example of these treatments is face masks. There are so many to choose from that help with a variety of issues or concerns you may have about your skin. You can make your own DIY masks
  DCSI has some tips and tricks on how to pick your face mask depending on what your skin type is. 

Face Mask for Dry Skin

If you have symptoms of having dry skin, like skin feeling tight, skin tends to display more fine lines than usual or some flaking around the nose and foreheads areas. If you have any of these and want a facemask for dry skin, here is what to look for:  
  • Products containing hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid give more concentrated and targeted hydration.
  • Hydration face masks that can be used overnight. 
  • Thicker and deeper hydrating cream masks.
  • Seaweed sheet masks will provide an added layer of hydration and moisturization.
  • Ingredients like shea butter, mango seed butter, or cocoa butter are also beneficial 


Mask for Oily Skin

If you are dealing with overly shiny skin, acne, and/or blackheads or large pores, then you will want to look for face masks that are cleansing and have oily controlling properties. Here is what to look for in types of face masks for skincare for oily skin:  
  • Masks that can cleanse and control oils, without overdrying the skin. 
  • Masks that include ingredients like clay and charcoal will healthily draw out the impurities and toxins from the pores without drying. 
  • Beta hydroxy acids like salicylic acid are oil-soluble acids that can help exfoliate the skin gently and remove dead skin cells. 


Mask for Sensitive Skin

Sensitive skin can make looking for over-the-counter products and masks a little more difficult because you might not know how your skin will react to it. It is important to spot test products and conduct research to understand which ingredients are safe to use. Reactions like redness, rashes, and a stinging feeling are what we’d like to avoid. Here is what to look for:  
  • Soothing ingredients in masks like hyaluronic acid, also, blue tansy oil, honey, and oatmeal.
  • Masks with minimal ingredients. A simpler and gentler face mask will always be better. 
  • Try to avoid harsher ingredients like salicylic acid, parabens, phthalates, alcohol, sulfates, artificial fragrance, and anything that might dry the skin out. 
Other types of face masks for skincare:  
  • Anti- Aging: Look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, alpha and beta hydroxy (AHA/BHAs), lipids, and vitamin C + antioxidants. 
  • Acne-Prone: Masks with salicylic acid, other AHA/BHAs, clay, charcoal, and anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients. 
  • Dark Spots: Ingredients like daisy and licorice can help improve the look of dark spots. Look for brightening masks and gentle exfoliating glycolic acids. 


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If you're not too sure what your skin concern is or need more information, request an appointment with us today! Contact us through our website or give us a call, we are here for you. 

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