How Often Should I Use Face Masks?

November 19, 2021

How Often Should I Use Face Masks?

The symbol of relaxation and self care, face masks are a fun and soothing addition to any skincare routine. Face masks come in all shapes and sizes and can bring happy skin to any skin type. 

Face masks have the power to shape your mood and help your skin! Some are used for energizing, while others help you wind down for the night. No matter what kind of vibe you’re looking for, all face masks help your skin refresh and reset for what’s ahead.

Whether you’re a newbie to the face mask lifestyle or an experienced face mask enthusiast, we have some tips, tricks, and advice to help you up your skin care routine.

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Face Mask Skincare: Where To Start 

We like to break skincare down into three simple and fun steps:

  1. Know your skin
  2. Embrace your skin
  3. Love your skin

The first step, know your skin, is all about you! Not everyone’s skincare needs are the same, so it’s important to spend some time focused on how your skin is feeling. 

Do you feel that your skin is dry? Oily? Clogged? Sensitive? Let’s get down to it!

If you’re not sure exactly what you should be asking yourself, the florence beauty quiz can help you get a better idea of what might be missing from your skincare routine. Or read through our guide to finding your skin type. Check it out, and then head back here to move on to step two, embracing your skin.

Types of Face Masks

For every mood and lifestyle there’s a face mask that will help you embrace your skin. Embracing your skin is about knowing it, and using the products that will make it happier, glowier, and nourished. 

Let’s take a deep dive into the different kinds of face masks, and try to uncover which one would work best for you!

Sheet Masks: 

Sheet masks are exactly what they sound like. They typically are made of fiber, cotton, cellulose, or coconut pulp and are meant to be laid over your face. Sheet masks are great because they hold in nourishing liquids that hydrate dry skin.

Clay (Mud) Masks:

Clay masks are used for absorbing toxins and removing them from your skin, making them a great option for tackling acne-prone skin head-on. Although great for acne, clay masks can be pretty drying, so be sure to check out some other mask options if your skin tends to be on the drier side.

Moisturizing Masks:

Ever heard of a moisturizing pearl? No? Let us introduce you to them! They may not be what traditionally comes to mind when you think “face mask” but moisturizing pearls are just as fun (maybe even more so).

Moisturizing pearls are the perfect way to reset your skin when it’s feeling tired or dry. Simply crush a couple of pearls between your fingers and apply. You can leave the mask on for 15 minutes or overnight and enjoy happy and chill skin the next day.

At florence, our Hit Reset Moisturizing Mask Pearls are packed with niacinamide, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, and hyaluronic acid to leave your skin feeling moisturized and soft all day long.

Peel-Off Masks:

At florence, we have a soft spot for peel-off masks (they’re honestly our fave). Peel-off masks are awesome for revitalizing, nourishing, exfoliating, and clarifying your skin.

Like clay masks, peel-off masks are great for acne and clogged pores, but also have the hydrating properties of cream and sheet masks. Peel-off masks are like a mini facial all on their own. 

For resetting your skin after a tiring week we suggest the Mind Glowing Peel Off Mask as a go-to. The purifying charcoal draws out dirt and oil while witch hazel keeps skin cute and happy. A fresh face lightens up the day and lavender oil brings the chill vibes.

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The Low Key Calming Peel Off Mask is actually high-key calming. This facial mask is infused with vitamins, antioxidants, and water lily extract to help calm any skin type. If you’re in search of a face mask for sensitive skin, this is it.

Our favorite part about peel-off masks is the gentle exfoliation you get from taking them off. Take out the gunk, blackheads, and dirt with one simple peel and automatically feel refreshed and ready to take on the world.

Every mask works differently, and it’s important to find out which one is best for you and your routine. 

We’re here to help you embrace your skin! If you’re feeling a bit more confident in what kind of face mask would work best for you, it’s time to talk application!

When To Use a Skincare Mask

Now that you know your skin, it’s time to love it! When you know how your skin works, and have the products to make it even happier, it’s time to use them!

Every day should be a self-care day. Whether it be one hour or 10 minutes, find a time in your day to dedicate to some self-pampering. A bit of “you-time” can have a big impact on how you feel throughout the week.

What Does Your Skin Need?

Whether you need to boost yourself up or wind yourself down, a face mask can make all the difference. 

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A Brightening Boost

In need of a quick and easy reset? A cleansing pore mask may be all the self-love your skin needs. A pore mask can help revitalize, soften, and visibly brighten your skin. 

We love the florence Feed Your Soul Berry In Love Mask because it’s quick, easy, cooling, and packed with antioxidants. It’s a wash-off brightening pore mask and a simple way to work some self-love into your day.

Be sure to wash makeup, dirt, oil, and any other environmental yuck off your face with the Clean Magic Face Wash prior to applying the pore mask for the most refreshing results. It’s best to wash your face every day and use the pore mask 2 to 3 times a week as a pick-me-up.

Whale Deep Dive: The Feed Your Soul Berry Mask is fruit-infused and provides antioxidants that help protect against environmental stressors.

A Reset

Our Hit Reset Mask Pearls are great if your whole week is feeling a bit too overwhelming. Whether your week is packed with exams or a change of seasons has you feeling a bit off, face masks can be the perfect remedy to a meh mood.

Our mask pearls can be crushed and used 3 to 4 times per week, and can even be left on overnight so that you wake up feeling reset and ready to take on the day.

Crushing pearls and giving your skin the love that it deserves can change your mood in a heartbeat. The pearls are seriously addictive to crush!

A Revitalization

Have a bit more time on your hands and want to do some full-blown pampering? The Low-Key Calming Peel Off Mask is a fun way to spend a self-loving evening with your besties. The duo set includes both the Mind Glowing and Low Key Calming Peel-Off Masks.

We don’t know what’s more fun, applying peel-off masks or taking them off.

The Silicone Face Mask Brush will have you and your bestie feeling like mini Picassos as you brighten up each other’s moods. After 20-30 minutes the hydrating face mask will ultimately dry and then it’s time to get peeling. 

It’s best to use peel-off masks about once or twice a week. After a few sessions consider revisiting step one to skincare, knowing your skin, and re-learning what your skin is craving next.

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What’s More You? Let us know what’s more soothing to you and if you’re on team #BrushOn or #PeelOff.

Figuring Out What’s Best For You

Now that we’ve broken down the steps to skincare and the best face mask for every scenario it’s time for the self-loving to commence! 

Face masks are a great way to feel like you're giving your skin the love that it deserves. Take some time to pay attention to your skin, how it feels and what it needs.

florence by mills is about feeling comfortable in your own skin without struggling toward perfection. Whether your skin is looking to be less oily, more chill, or just better prepared to face the day, we’ve got your back. 

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