Skincare gift sets make great Christmas gifts. Why not consider gifting a face mask to your friends and colleagues? Or perhaps you received a face mask gift yourself. Which is the best type of face mask and why? Is it best to relax with a clay mask or pop on a sheet mask?
Both types of masks have their own place in a skincare routine and cannot replace each other. Depending on your skin concerns one will be better for your skin type. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each.
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Clay masks are usually packaged in a pot or tube and used multiple times until the pot is empty. Sheet masks are usually used once. Clay masks last longer but sheet masks are more hygienic.
Clay masks dry and set on your skin so some exfoliation occurs. Sheet masks are not exfoliating, but hydrating. Sheet masks are ideal for dry skin types and anyone who needs extra hydration.
In general sheet masks are easier to apply. They are less messy and easier to remove. Clay masks need some extra time to apply, but offer a targeted application for problematic areas.
In general clay masks are better for skin that is congested and blemish prone. Loaded with skincare benefits, they remove impurities and reduce the appearance of large pores. Sheet masks are good for dry skin that needs a boost. They deliver key antioxidants and vitamins to the skin.
Sheet masks are more gentle and nourishing. Therefore, they can even be used daily. Clay masks work deeper into the skin, so should be used less frequently. Applying a sheet mask is quick and easy so best for those with limited ‘me’ time.
Make sure you choose the best mask for your skin type to elevate your skincare routine. For more Christmas skincare gifting ideas, check out the SkinBase shop.