Face masks are the one skin product that can literally do it all – balance, tone, moisturize, and cleanse, depending on which one you use, of course. They’re often skin-hydrating and can help you get back your skin’s natural glow.
There are sheet masks, clay masks, foaming masks, and (one of our personal faves) DIY masks! That’s why face masks deserve a day for some recognition and much-needed love.
Sure, there’s #maskingmonday and #facemaskfriday, but facial masks have become everyone’s skincare secret which is why they deserve a national holiday.
With respect to National Face Mask Day, make sure to use your favorite facial mask and celebrate skincare! It doesn’t matter what day exactly but be sure to recognize the importance of skincare and the confidence that a good skin-hydrating product can give you.
In honor of this fun and functional celebration, we’re sharing 5 reasons why we love face masks – just in case you need any inspiration to get your glow on!
1. Simple Skincare
Facial masks are simple skin products that address a variety of skincare concerns – depending on the one you choose. Have oily skin? There’s a mask for that.
Likewise, if your skin is dry, sensitive, or aging, there are skin-hydrating face masks out there specially made for your skin concerns.
Rather than worrying about which fancy cleanser, toner, or serum you should use for your skin type, curate your own skincare routine with masks that address your specific concerns.
You can make your skincare super simple just by adding a face mask 1-2 times a week to your regimen. Who said beauty has to be time-consuming and stress you out?
In fact, most of us don’t have the time to spend hours and hours on our skincare routine or any kind of beauty regimen for that matter.
Nevertheless, don’t underestimate what a simple and quick skin product can do for you. Your skin will thank you but truth be told, you will too.
Skin-hydrating face masks enhance your confidence and make you feel able and willing to unlock all of your potential and superpowers. That beautiful glow skin will build your self-esteem!
When you look at it this way, it’s not just about the skin but more about what it can do for you. And trust us, we love simplicity as much as you do, so we’re always looking for something quick and reasonable.
2. Super Serums
Hello, hydration! We LOVE skin-hydrating sheet masks – a Korean beauty trend that’s gone around the globe.
Most of these thin sheets that cover your face are soaked with skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, seaweed extract, and even SNAIL SLIME! Yes, you read that right.
Snail mucin is used as a skin-hydrating ingredient to help lock in moisture. All these fancy (and exotic) ingredients are often sold in expensive skin serums, but you know what they say – try before you buy.
Using these ingredients in a one-time-use facial mask is a great way to test if those ingredients work well for you. You’ll be able to treat yourself to something different and mix up facial masks and ingredients frequently.
Like any fancier skin product, super serums can be great for your skin but tend to come with a hefty price tag. When you’re looking for a skin product that still does the trick – nourish your skin and support your natural glow, then a face mask is the perfect solution.
3. DIY Clean Beauty Queen
Speaking of skincare ingredients, why buy expensive masks when you can just make your own? Another reason why we love skin-hydrating face masks is because you can make hundreds of different masks with simple ingredients you already have at home.
Not only is this an affordable option, but it’s a smart one too. You have full control of what’s going into your mask, and on your skin, by choosing only clean and toxin-free beauty ingredients. And wouldn’t it be fun making your very own DIY skin product?
If you’re concerned about toxins or chemical overload, then DIY masking could be the perfect skincare solution for you. If you’ve always wanted to make your own lotions and potions, try these DIY Beauty Masks perfect for a girls’ night in!
Another huge benefit is that you have countless opportunities to play around with scents and ingredients that are 100% to your liking. Don’t we all sometimes settle for something that’s “close enough?” Well, there’s no need to do that anymore.
Get a mask that’s totally you, no compromise.
4. Spa Bliss
If life were fair (or a fairytale), we’d all be jet-setting around the world and spending every weekend at wellness resorts like celebrity-favorite Canyon Ranch. But, life isn’t fair and most of us don’t have the budget for frequent spa visits and overpriced skin products.
That’s where the beauty of face masks comes in! No matter where you are, or what you can afford, throwing on a skin-hydrating face mask can transport you to a blissful spa experience – even if just for 15 minutes.
It’s that feeling of spoiling yourself and allowing yourself a luxurious treatment – no matter how little it is. Face masks, therefore, give you permission to transcend and experience your own kind of spa.
Ask yourself, how often do most people really get to go to a spa? Let’s be honest, it’s usually only for special occasions, isn’t it? Then why wait around for something that will happen only once a year – if you’re lucky?
Take matters into your own hands and allow yourself to have a spa experience any and every day of the week. Who says you can’t do just that?
When your wallet won’t allow an extravagant indulgence, pick up a pack of sheet masks and treat yourself to a spa-like facial, all from the comfort of your own home. You work hard all week, so you deserve to properly rest every now and then.
5. Self-Care Sunday
The best way to chase away the ‘Sunday Scaries’ is to fill your day with activities you enjoy and partake in some much-needed self-care with a skin product you love.
You should be using your time off as effectively as possible and enjoy it as much as you can! So, don’t just use the weekend to catch up on household chores, making a run to the grocery store and scrubbing the floors – be intentional and set aside time for yourself.
Whether that means going for a hike or doing a 10-step skincare routine is totally up to you, but we love the simple ritual of applying a face mask on a quiet and relaxing Sunday evening.
Just before a new week begins, taking the time to use a skin-hydrating face mask isn’t just about great skincare. It’s also about setting aside special ‘me-time’ to relax, re-center, and re-balance before a busy week ahead.
You can look at it as a quiet ending to a stressful work week, a way for you to calm down, and catch your breath. But it also gives you the chance to start the new week with recharged batteries and in full power mode.
Find a Facial Mask that Makes You Happy
Facial masks are a fun and functional skin product that allows you to take care of your skin and show yourself some love. Pick up or whip up your favorite facial mask and celebrate a skin product that feels indulgent and luxurious.
Start with a charcoal sheet mask to treat yourself and brighten, soothe, glow, or revitalize your skin. Whether you prefer a face mask with ylang ylang, rose oil, lavender oil, or sweet orange oil, know that you’ll most definitely find one you absolutely love.
Which one is going to be your favorite?