When consulting with a client, it is important for me to understand their existing skin care routine. Most of the time when I ask an exfoliant is used, I get the reply, “I have a mask that I use occasionally.”
I’m unclear as to how masks get confused with exfoliating products, but they provide two completely different functions. Let me set the story straight on what each can offer your skin:
What is a mask?
Masks are products that are applied to the skin and generally left on for 10-15 minutes. They can be made of oil-absorbing clays, hydrating gels and moisturizing creams, so it’s best to use one that is suited for your skin type…
I view masks as an at-home facial that gives a boost to your skin, above and beyond the results of your regular cleanser, toner, and moisturizer routine. See our collection of masks.
Read why some clay masks are not beneficial to the skin.
What is an exfoliator?
An exfoliator is a product designed to remove surface dry skin cells. There are physical exfoliants (facial scrubs) or chemical exfoliants (acids and enzymes), so it’s best to use one that is suited for your skin type. See our collection of exfoliants.
It’s a simple as that. Masks and exfoliants have two different functions, but both are essential for healthy, glowing skin!
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