Mon. Nov 28th, 2022

Face masks are a popular and effective technique to care for your skin right now. According to dermatologists, there are several benefits of using skin masks properly. Extra oil may be absorbed, blocked pores opened, and irritation reduced using face masks. 

Skin masks, on the other hand, may provide a relaxing spa experience right in the comfort of your own home. 

When it comes to using face masks, there is a lot of contradicting information out there about which is better: before or after the shower. The answer to this question is dependent on the sort of mask you apply and the type of skin you have; time is not always a factor. It also affects the time you apply skincare products. 

What sort of mask works best before or after a shower? You may learn more about this by reading this guide.

In general, you will want to apply a face mask on clean, dry skin, so be sure to wash your skin first and pat it dry. Otherwise, you might be stacking a face mask on top of grime and germs. 

Use a mild, no-rinse cleaning alternative like micellar water to gently remove dirt, oil, and residues of makeup.

Before or after a shower?

Even though using a face mask once a week or more can be beneficial to your overall skincare routine, adding it as an additional step can seem time-consuming. 

If you use a liquid or mud mask, you may have heard that you can save time by incorporating your mask into your shower routine. There are a few drawbacks to this approach, but it is undoubtedly a practical one.

Before using the mask, you must still wash your face to get rid of any surface grime, oil, and makeup. 

There are a few different methods to do this. Before entering the shower, wash your face at the sink and put on your mask. 

Alternately, you can wash your face in the shower, put on your mask, and continue showering while it is still on. The disadvantage of the second method is that water may run through it before the mask has had time to fully set, and you won’t be able to see how evenly you’ve applied it in the shower.

Another option is to take a shower, wash your face, then put on your mask afterward. Deep cleansing masks for oily and combination skin, like those made of mud and charcoal, work especially well with this technique. 

By taking a shower first, your pores can open up due to the warm water and steam, preparing your skin for a more thorough cleaning procedure.

Applying your mask before having a shower may be preferable if you have dry skin. This aids in keeping the moisture from your shower and mask within. After coming out of the shower, be sure to quickly apply an emollient-rich moisturizer.

Simply adhere to the product’s directions in addition to the ones listed above to apply a mask without taking a shower.

The application of sheet masks varies somewhat. Always apply these before continuing with your skin care regimen. However, since the substance left over after removing the mask is meant to be massaged into your skin, you must perform these steps after taking a shower to prevent accidentally rinsing it away.

A mask used for overnight treatment is another exclusion. These masks are meant to be used overnight and then rinsed off the next morning when you wash your face. You can follow your usual skincare routine before applying this type of mask. 

Final Thoughts

Depending on how dry your skin is, an overnight mask may be substituted for your nightly moisturizer. Overnight masks are typically designed for dry to normal skin types and are thicker and creamier.

Depending on your skin type and time limits, you should use a face mask either before or after taking a shower. The sort of mask you’re wearing has a big impact on the solution as well. You’ll be better able to include your mask into your skincare and shower regimen and enjoy all the advantages of brightening your skin by being aware of a few general guidelines. 

By Pravin