Face masks are an excellent way to maintain beautiful skin, but deciding which one to use—or forking over your savings to get a facial—can often stop you from investing in one. However, these treatments are excellent at clearing our pores, cleansing, detoxifying, and hydrating our skin. But which one should you be using? Frankie Paige, founder of the Francesca Paige Skin spa in Los Angeles, and New York City-based aesthetician Andrea DeSimone, will help you find out how you can achieve the best at-home facial.
Regardless of what type of mask you’re using, there are a few essential steps that everyone should follow. Always steam your face over a cup of hot water or press a hot wash cloth to your face before beginning a mask. “The heat works to soften the debris in your pores and clean your skin,” explains Andrea. Just as important? For true professional results, follow up your detoxifying or purifying mask with a second, moisturizing mask, as all skin types need to be calmed and re-hydrated. Another tip? “Take your mask down to your décolletage!,” suggests Frankie. “Your neck is just as important as your face and needs proper care.”