Aw, masks, where the magic happens in a facial. When we think of a facial, we usually picture a face with a mask on it. Whether we are giving or receiving the facial, we envision how the brush feels against our (or clients) skin while a mask is luxuriously placed, eyes shut, and a space is set to relax. As an aesthetician, we are able to go into our mask tool box and find the most effective and result oriented mask while providing an experience. This guide will help you choose the product to complete this task.
The benefits of masks have been known for hundreds of years!
- Brighten complexion
- Nourish/maintain the lipid barrier
- Draw impurities and congestion out of pores
- Prevent acne
- Tighten and tone
- Improve the skin’s elasticity
- Relieve irritation
- Normalize moisture content
- Inhibit inflammation
- Promote cell regeneration
Masks consist of vitamins, botanical extracts, oils combined in clay, yogurts, powders, seaweed, and hydrating bases.
If we really look at the way mask’s function there are two types of masks, setting and non-setting. Non-setting masks are those that are designed to stay moist and usually provide a more hydrating effect. Setting masks harden, dry, or create a complete barrier on the skin. Clay, algae, peel off, and sheet masks would fall within this category. Cream, gel, and yogurt-based masks make up this category.
How to choose?
Alexanders’ Aesthetics has you covered!
So many masks, so little time, that’s why we put together this 2022 Mask Guide. A mask is available for every client that will enhance your results.
Scope out a list of our favorites that will help put together your mask tool box.
Professional masks are a vital part of an aesthetician’s day. Alexander’s Aesthetics is here to assist and support you achieve the best results for your clients. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions choosing your facial masks!
Written by, Trinnie M., Licensed Esthetician and Educator at Alexander’s Aesthetics