How do I Choose the Best Moisture Mask? (with pictures)

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel
Yogurt can be used to make a face mask.
Yogurt can be used to make a face mask.

There are many kinds of facial masks available from skin care companies. It is common for a skin care company to include a moisture mask in its product line. A moisture mask can do a number of different things depending on its ingredients. The one thing that all moisture masks do is help to improve the hydration level in the skin. In addition to this, it is common for a mask to also refine or diminish fine lines and wrinkles, help to reduce scars and age spots, and improve overall skin tone.

A woman removing a peel-off facial mask.
A woman removing a peel-off facial mask.

Choosing the best moisture mask means choosing an option best suited to one's particular skin needs. A woman over the age of 50 who wanted to manage her dry skin while also reducing the appearance of age spots, for example, would do well to choose a moisture mask that included Vitamin C. This is because Vitamin C can help to reduce uneven pigmentation in the skin. Someone with very sensitive skin who was suffering from dryness on the face may want to choose a facial mask made with aloe, which is a very soothing product.

There are also masks for people who prefer to use only organic products. An organic mask may include ingredients such as organic cucumber or organic honey. These are two natural products that commonly help to restore moisture to the skin.

Honey can be used in facial masks to moisturize the skin.
Honey can be used in facial masks to moisturize the skin.

Some people prefer to make their beauty products at home. It is quite easy to make a moisture mask at home. In fact, some people find that the best moisture mask is not something that you can buy in a store, but a product that you can whip up in your kitchen. One simple recipe includes mixing two parts honey with one part milk. Rub the mixture over the face, relax for ten minutes, and remove it with warm water.

Avocados are good for the skin.
Avocados are good for the skin.

Another recipe calls for one ripe avocado and 4 tablespoons (60 milliliters) of plain yogurt. Mix the fruit of the avocado and the yogurt together until the mixture has a smooth texture. Apply the mask to the skin, allow it to remain on the skin for 30 minutes. Then remove the mask with warm water.

One of the best things about creating a custom facial mask is that the recipes can be tweaked until they are perfect. This isn't possible for pre-packaged masks. Furthermore, homemade masks are often less expensive than the bottled versions.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

Diane Goettel
Diane Goettel

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for , Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. She has also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from Brooklyn College.

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@turquoise-- It's super easy to make a moisture facial mask at home. You can put some cucumbers and plain yogurt into the blender and use that as a mask. It's very moisturizing and it feels so cool.

turquoise

@burcinc-- That sounds very nice!

I personally use gel masks with moisturizing ingredients. I want to make a moisture mask at home but I'm kind of lazy and I don't know what ingredients to use. When I think of moisture, I think of water and that's what gel masks mostly have.

burcinc

I love moisture face masks that I can leave on. Some moisture masks require washing off after keeping them on the skin for a certain period of time. And then there are others that can be left on the skin to absorb for extra moisture. When I wash off a moisture mask, I feel like some of the benefits are lost. So I prefer masks that I can leave on.

My recent find is a moisture mask sheet. It's basically a paper mask that's drenched in moisturizing essence. I leave the mask on for twenty to thirty minutes. After I remove it, I don't wash or wipe my face. I massage the remaining essence into my face for my skin to absorb.

I absolutely love this mask because it truly hydrates my skin and makes my skin supple and soft. I use it once a week, usually at night before I go to bed.

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    • Yogurt can be used to make a face mask.
      Yogurt can be used to make a face mask.
    • A woman removing a peel-off facial mask.
      A woman removing a peel-off facial mask.
    • Honey can be used in facial masks to moisturize the skin.
      Honey can be used in facial masks to moisturize the skin.
    • Avocados are good for the skin.
      Avocados are good for the skin.
    • Cucumbers are often used in moisture masks due to their powers of hydration.
      Cucumbers are often used in moisture masks due to their powers of hydration.