What’s Before/After Masking?
Knocking out multiple skin issues at once seems like a dream come true with facial masks. To some, it’s the ultimate pampering and go-to when you want to achieve instantaneous results. That’s why you can be sure to find this skincare staple in everyone’s home.
Due to the miraculous results of facial masks, the temptation is there to overuse them. For instance the misconception about using it daily before a wedding or an important occasion. It is critical to know overdoing it can wreck your skin too. So, here’s a complete guide to enhance your masking results and have their results last longer.
Step 1: Double Cleanse if you have makeup on.
Step 2: Prep your skin with a toner.
A little-known fact by Teresa Stenze, Bioelements Director of Education, “Spritzing the skin with the appropriate toner for your skin type and skin concerns balance the pH of the skin and maximizes absorption of the key ingredients of whichever mask you will apply next.”
Step 3: Application of facial mask
Step 4: Toner after mask
Many know it is important to hydrate using moisturizer after masking to seal up all its goodness and moisture but to use a toner after masking is an often overlooked step.
“Saturating your skin post-mask with a good toner will once again normalize the pH level, and skin that has been treated by the mask is now ready for a fresh drink of toner. You can even massage in the toner with your fingertips for additional penetration and a tingly, fresh mini-massage before applying your serum or moisturizer.” – Teresa Stenzel
Step 5: Moisturizer
The idea here is to user toner before and after masking to enhance the benefits your mask brings. However, overloading on facial masks can backfire, causing clogged pores and irritation. So do everything in moderation and remember, the toner is your best friend. Have good time masking everyone!