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A good facemask can leave you feeling a bit fresher and your skin feeling cleaner. Not to mention, it’s sort of an at-home spa day without the cost. Done-at-home Face masks can range in price and you can easily pick them up at your nearest drugstore. However, no one gives the tea on how to choose the one best for your skin. 

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Unknown Woman. 2012. Retrieved on March 27, 2016 from http://raekenlive.com/entertainment/3789/

Knowing your skin is a big part of knowing if a mask is in your best interest. If you have sensitive skin, it’s likely that the many masks will bother your skin and may cause acne. Checking the ingredients on the back of a mask’s packaging will help you figure out whether a certain mask is right for you. For sensitive skin, look for a mask that is non-comedogenic and paraben-free for  reduced chances of irritation.

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Easy homemade honey facial masks.N.D. Retrieved on March 27, 2016 from http://facemakeuptipsandtricks.com/how-to-make-your-own-face-mask-with-honey/

There are a ton of different ingredients that are in face masks, but the healthier ones are obviously the ones with natural ingredients. If you can find the ingredients in your kitchen cabinet or at the grocery store, they’re probably safe to go on your face. Remember, what’s nourishing to the inside of your body is just as nourishing for the outside of your body. Some masks, store-bought or DIY, that are best for the skin include any concoction of strawberries, olive oil, brown sugar, sea saltand lemon. These ingredients all have anti-inflammatory properties and are filled with antioxidants to restore skin health. So head on over to your kitchen or drugstore and give them a try!

Application Tips

Letting your mask dry completely also causes irritation to the skin, so even if you think the mask you’re using isn’t harmful, it still may be. When it is completely dry it can take moisture away from your skin. Always apply the mask to a small portion of your skin before applying it to your face to see how you react to it.

Enjoy!

Written By: Shardae Jefferson

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