Face Masks 101: Benefits, Types & How Often You Should Use One

Face Masks 101: Benefits, Types & How Often You Should Use One

Posted by Kavin Desai on

A face mask is a treat to the skin, a bonus indulgence in addition to the routine cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine. A face mask is all you need to step up your skincare routine. Especially when you know just the right one for your skin, you can tackle any skin concern, be it dryness or acne.

Face masks act like a moisturizer or a serum that helps introduce additional nutrients and microbes to your skin. Face masks aid the process of healthy skin. They deliver concentrated vitamins, nutrients, and activities to improve the overall health of your skin.

What's the difference between face masks and other application-based products? Face masks create a physical barrier that locks beneficial ingredients into the skin, allowing better absorption of ingredients. They are occlusive and the key to giving your skin an instant boost of freshness.

Now that you know what face masks are capable of doing, let's take a look at

The Benefits of Face Mask:

  • Face masks effortlessly improve the texture of the skin
  • If you're someone with large pores, a face mask will help refine your pores
  • Moisturizes and hydrates the skin
  • Helps absorb excess dirt and oil from the surface and pores of the skin
  • Intensifies elasticity
  • Reduces breakouts and acne marks, if any
  • Minimizes wrinkles and fine lines' appearance
  • Unclogs clogged pores
  • Adds a supple glow to the skin

While face masks render immense benefits, using the right ones for your skin is essential. Various face masks are available in the skincare market, and we are here to tell you all about them!

  • Gel Face Masks
  • As the name suggests, gel masks have a gel-like consistency, like that of jelly. Their lightweight texture is a calculated advantage of normal to oily skin types.

    Several gel masks are known to include astringent ingredients like blackberries and raspberries. These tighten the pores and minimize oil production. Gel masks also comprise hydrating ingredients like honey to uplift dry, dehydrated skin.

    Sonnet Wellness recommends: If you're opting for a gel face mask, make sure you apply it before taking a shower.

    1. Cream Face Masks

    Cream face masks have a moisturizer-like consistency which is thick and rich. And these cream face masks add moisture and introduce nutrients to your skin.

    Cream face masks are the flag bearers of younger-looking, plump skin, improving dry skin's appearance quickly and efficiently.

    2. Clay Face Masks

    The kind of face masks that we've been using for a long time! Clay face masks have exfoliating, absorbent, and astringent properties that treat ongoing skin concerns.

    Appropriate for oily skin, clay masks absorb excess oil and impurities and help reduce inflammation and acne as well.

    Sonnet Wellness recommends: Sometimes, you can use a clay face mask as a spot treatment!

    3. Exfoliating Face Masks

    These face masks are formulated to remove dead skin cells from the surface. And boost the natural turnover process of the skin.

    Exfoliating face masks are also available in the form of alpha or beta-hydroxyl acid peels. These clear the skin by dissolving dead skin cells from the skin's surface.

    Warming Face Masks

    Warming face masks comprise active spices such as cinnamon that make the skin feel warm. These face masks cause a tingling sensation to reveal a glowing complexion toward the end. This tingling effect lasts for a good 15-20 mins.

    However, warming face masks aren't for people with sensitive skin or inflamed skin.

    On the market, there are several varieties of face masks. Hence making the right choice for the best face mask becomes extremely difficult. We'll make your work easier!

    The Smear It On Face Mask by Sonnet Wellness is a boon of a face mask. It is enriched with the goodness of Kaolin Clay to unclog pores. Aloe Vera for hydration, moisturization, and Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate for probiotic and prebiotic goodness.

    Checking off the benefits and kinds of face masks, along with a bonus recommendation!

    How often one should use a face mask?

    It is recommended that face mask skincare should be carried out only once or twice a week, which is in addition to cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. Since it is a form of skin detox, it is to be used only for some days as that will end up stripping your skin of its natural oil.

    Sonnet Wellness recommends that you follow these steps to carry out face mask skincare effectively:

    1. Wash your face before face mask application: You don't want to apply a face mask just by wiping the skin. Ensure your face is clean before face mask application.
    2. Apply face mask evenly: While it is tempting to apply a facemask unevenly, more towards the area of concern and less everywhere else. That is different from the proper manner.

    Use a quarter-sized amount of face mask and apply it evenly all over the face. The Smear It On Face Mask by Sonnet Wellness is one of the best face masks. It is to be used with the help of a spatula provided. Leave it on for 5-10 mins to witness the magic. Use lukewarm water to rub off the mask and pat your face dry gently.

    • Don't forget your neck

      Signs of aging and pollutants don't affect the face alone. Whenever you apply a face mask, remember to apply the same on your neck as well.

      This will save you from having a visible dual tone on your face and neck.

    • Don't overtime the mask
    • Wash off a face mask within 5-15 mins of application unless another period is mentioned.

      Please read the label carefully to know how much time a particular face mask is to be kept on and the right time to remove it.

    • Dab, don't rub
    • After washing off the face mask, gently dab or pat your skin dry. Avoid rubbing the towel across your skin or using a towel to remove your face mask.

      Use lukewarm water and gentle strokes of your fingers to wash off the face mask.


    This blog gives you a brief idea about the world of face masks. Now that you know the benefits of a face mask introduce your skin to one of the best face masks. Sonnet Wellness is a new-age wellness brand that aims to leverage the latest wellness technology to create products to increase your overall well-being.
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