We all know that it’s important to stick to a consistent regimen of skincare to achieve overall healthier skin. By incorporating a facial mask once or twice a week, you can target specific issues of concern such as visible aging, enlarged pores, or dullness. Not to mention the added benefit of relaxation and stress relief! Since it can be overwhelming sifting through all the products on the market, we put together these tips for finding the best facial masks for women over 60.
Choosing a Facial Mask
Assess the current state of your skin and choose accordingly. There is a mask for every type of skin concern, whether you are looking to firm, detox, soothe, or anything in-between.
Mature and/or dry skin needs additional moisture to keep the skin healthy. Masks that are “hydrating”, “nourishing”, or “moisturizing” are all great choices.
Oily skin types are more prone to blocked pores so products described as “purifying,” “cleansing,” or “detoxifying” masks work best.
For sensitive skin, look for products that are described as “soothing” or “calming.”
Combination skin tends to be oilier in the T-zone (forehead, nose, chin) and drier elsewhere. You may benefit from using multiple products such as a mask suited for oily skin in the oily areas and a mask for dry skin in the other sections. Or, look for a mask that balances the skin without leaving it dry or tight.
Normal skin is generally healthy so any mask is suitable.
As you can see, facial masks don’t have to be expensive to be effective!
- Facial masks come in many formulations. While you can use any type you prefer, some are more suited to certain skin types than others:
- Cream masks are ideal for normal, dry, and mature skin because they are usually rich with oils and moisturizers.
- Mud or clay masks are best for combination, oily, and acne-prone skin since they detoxify and tighten the skin.
- Gel masks are lightweight and fast-absorbing; they are often formulated for sensitive skin but can be used by all types.
- Sheet masks are face-shaped fabrics soaked in the product; they are easy to use and can work for all skin types.
- Peel-off masks gently lift off the top layer of skin so they may not be the best choice for those with sensitive skin or more severe acne.
Choose a facial mask best suited to your skin type or skin concern in the formulation you prefer. Always check the ingredients and directions before application and start with a clean face. Apply your favorite mask and take a few minutes to relax and unwind once or twice a week. I hope this list of the best facial masks for women over 60 helps you find your perfect fit. Your skin will thank you!