There is no denying that face masks are all the rage and they are taking over our skincare routines. However, not all face masks are suitable for everyone, especially for people with sensitive skin. As people with sensitive skin tend to react easily, many face masks out there cause added irritability to skin instead of glowing skin. Having said that, this does not mean you should skip out on using a face mask.
Beauty Insider lets you into why face masks should be an essential tool in your skincare routine even with sensitive skin as well as some tips to take note of when choosing a face mask.
Face Masks Protect Skin from Sun Damage
Let’s face it, there is no escaping the sun in our sunny island of Singapore. Although it is always fun under the sun, the sun can cause some serious damage to your skin. For starters, the harsh UV rays can increase the chances of premature aging of the skin. This affects people with sensitive skin more as people with sensitive skin tend to have thinner skin barriers, which puts their skin at an even higher risk.
However, this problem can be solved with the right face mask! We recommend using a face mask packed with antioxidant properties such as Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which help minimise fine wrinkles and repair the skin’s natural barrier to keep your skin looking radiant.
Face Masks Soothe Redness
It is a fact that people with sensitive skin are more prone to redness as they are more susceptible to dryness. This means itchiness and peeling, which often leaves behind some nasty redness.
Here is where a face mask comes in to play as your perfect rescue tool for redness. We recommend going for a mask that is rich in anti-inflammatory properties such as centella asiatica extract, which is known to calm down any irritations while replenishing skin’s moisture.
Face Masks Balance out Skin’s Moisture
If you have sensitive skin, dry patches should not be unfamiliar to you. However, these dry patches do not just cause irritation and redness to skin. Dryness impairs the skin’s barrier to hold moisture due to dehydration, which causes more fine wrinkles to appear and loss of firmness in skin.
Therefore, face masks are essential as they help to hydrate your skin, restoring skin elasticity for a youthful complexion. For sensitive skin, go for face masks that are rich in ceramides as they help skin cells to hold moisture while acting as a barrier against environmental pollutants.
Face Masks Brighten up Dull Skin
People with sensitive skin are already prone to dull skin. Unfortunately, the environment can add onto the damage and increase the risk of dull skin. Environmental aggressors such as air pollutants can significantly dull your skin as they disrupt skin barrier. This leads to uneven, dull skin tone and hyperpigmentation.
In order to combat this, it is important to use a face mask as many face masks out there contain antioxidant properties that brighten dull skin and fix skin discolouration. For sensitive skin, we recommend going for a face mask that are packed with carotenoids such as plant extracts, which protects skin from any damage caused by free radicals.
Choose Timeless Invisible Silk Mask
It may be hard trying to find the right mask for sensitive skin especially when there are hoards of face masks in the market. So if you do not know where to start, we recommend the Timeless Invisible Silk Mask! The Timeless Invisible Silk Mask contains dragon extract, white tomato extract, ceramosides, and centella asiatica extract. These ingredients are not only hydrating, but they also increase elasticity in skin and soothes skin from any irritants, making this the holy grail for sensitive skin. That is why the Timeless Invisble Silk Mask has earned its place as the Readers’ ChoiceAwards for Best Face Mask in 2019.