Face packs gently remove cells on the skin’s surface and purify clogged pores to leave dull skin feeling fresh and firm. They also stimulate blood circulation to give the face a healthy glow and help skin to absorb moisture afterward. Many face packs use natural clay compounds to deep cleanse and remove impurities from the pores. These are perfect for combination and oily skin types, while drier skins should use face packs that are designed to rehydrate or reactivate.
♦ Try to use a face pack about once a week, but never too frequently or the skin will become dry and flaky.
♦ If you find it difficult to apply a face pack evenly using your fingertips, try brushing it on with an old makeup brush.
♦ When you arc waiting for the pack to dry, rest and relax as much as you can.
♦ If possible, wait 24 hours before applying makeup after you have used a face pack.
Combination skin – Cleanse and dry the face thoroughly; you should never use face packs on top of makeup as this reduces their cleansing action. Using the fingertips, spread the pack evenly onto the oily areas of the face only, such as the nose and forehead. Wail five lo ten minutes for the pack to dry, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Massage gently wi.th the fingertips while rinsing to stimulate blood circulation. Pat the face dry with a clean towel and moisturize well.
Oily skin – Cleanse and dry the face thoroughly. Apply the pack evenly, using the fingertips to cover the entire face, but avoid the delicate areas around the eyes and lips. If you arc using a rehydrating face pack, follow the same procedure. Wait five to ten minutes for the pack to dry completely, then rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water. Massage gently with the fingertips while rinsing to help remove dull surface cells and to stimulate blood circulation further. Pat the face dry with a clean towel and moisturize well.
Face pucks lend to draw out blemishes. One of the best ways to treat them is with a soft-lipped cleansing stick that can be applied directly to the problem area. This will remove excess oil while also drying out the blemish.