During a professional facial, the facial mask is applied after cleansing, skin analysis, exfoliation, extractions, and massage. Facial masks treat your particular skin type or condition, whether it's dry, dehydrated, sensitive, red, or oily.
After the mask has done its work, the esthetician removes it and completes the facial with an application of toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, lip balm, and if it's day-time, sunscreen.
Benefits of Facial Masks at the Spa
A face mask is intended to treat your particular skin condition, so it's important to choose the right one for you. If you're using a professional skin care line, your esthetician can usually recommend a facial mask for you to use at home, but some are only available for professional use.
Depending on their ingredients, masks can tighten and tone, hydrate, nourish, draw out impurities, help blemishes heal, calm and soothe, or rejuvenate the skin—or any combination thereof.
And there you have it. The perks of a mask!