A weekly or bi-weekly routine of applying a face mask can work wonders for your skin, but it is an addition that might seem time-consuming. A lot of beauty experts advise that you can cut down on this time by incorporating the application of face masks into the shower routine.
But it isn’t that simple! Your face should be absolutely free of dirt, oil, and makeup before you apply the mask or it won’t be of any use. You can wash your face at the sink, apply the mask, and then step into shower.
If that isn’t feasible, just wash your face in the shower, put on the mask, and keep it on while going about the rest of the showering routine.
The problem with the second option is you are unable to see if you have evenly applied the mask in the shower and water might trickle on to it before it sets.
Those with dry skin can choose this method as it helps to seal in the moisture from your mask and the shower. To prevent over-drying of skin, follow up right away with an emollient-rich moisturizer when you finish showering.
As is evident, this approach involves the application of a face mask once you are done with showering. Just wash your face and slather on the mask. This technique works best with deep cleansing masks for oily and combination skin, such as those made from mud and charcoal. Your pores open up from showering first from the water and steam, thus preparing the skin for a better cleansing experience.
Always take your skin type into account before applying face masks. You can also consult a professional about whether to put on face masks before or after a shower!
It is best to avoid putting on makeup after a face mask, as the skin is freshly cleansed. Allow some time for the ingredients in the mask to get absorbed. However, you can put on a touch of mascara, lip gloss, and mineral powder base. If your skin is sensitive, it is recommended not to put on makeup for 24 hours after washing off the facial mask.