Masking 101: Masks Breakdown
As a beauty skin care lover, I love using face masks. Different face masks can help different skin concerns. This topic of masking is not as simple as it may seem, which is why I will be completing 4 part masking series blog posts (including the post).
The blog posts will break down various topics of masking, the types of masks and the functions. So Please Stay Tuned!
To start the first part of the series -Masking 101- I will be discussing a mask break down.
Just A Few Things To Remember
1.) Remember to only apply face masks to clean skin
2.) Wash your hands before applying it
3.) Don’t leave your mask on for too long
4.) Moisturize after using the mask
I like to think of masking as self-care. As much as you take care of your mental and physical, I think taking the time out to do a face mask a few times a week very important. While I do my face masks I like to take those 15- 20 minutes (sometimes more) to relax.
AHA- Alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA, is a classification given to certain naturally-occurring acids—glycolic, lactic, citric, mandelic—commonly found in foods like milk and fruit. Low percentages of AHAs are incredibly gentle and effective for a list of skin concerns, including wrinkles, blackheads, dull skin, and clogged pores.
AHAs are found in skincare products like cleansers, serums, lotions, masks, and peels.
Glycolic acid: derived from sugar cane
Lactic acid: derived from milk
Mandelic acid: derived from bitter almonds
Tartaric acid: derived from grapes
Malic acid: derived from apples and pears
Citric acid: derived from citrus fruits
BHA: Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) is an oil loving acid. BHA is preferred for oily, acne-prone skin and for treating blackheads and whiteheads. BHA’s have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties
Salicylic acid: derived from the Willow Bark Tree and others.
Citric acid: derived from citrus fruits and considered a cross over acid. It can be an AHA or a BHA depending on its formulation.
Hyaluronic acid- is a natural substance in skin that has the stunning capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture.