It can feel like a vicious cycle. You get acne breakouts, which makes your skin sensitive. You treat the sensitivity with thick lotions. You cleanse, mistakenly thinking this will make the situation better - you use specially formulated products for oily skin. But this only aggravates your skin – it doesn’t solve the problem.
You see, the main cause of acne is an overproduction of sebum, an oily substance, produced by tiny sebaceous glands located at the root of your hair follicles. These tiny glands go into overdrive when they feel the need to protect the skin. So, by using too many or harsh cleansing products, you actually encourage the glands to produce more sebum, not less, creating an environment conducive to acne. This creates the vicious cycle effect.
So what is the solution? We have to begin to help the skin to recover. Your skin’s sensitivity comes from the open pores, due to the excess oil on your skin. You need to gently clean and repair the skin. Face masks are a great way to start this process.
Different skin has different skincare needs. This is the same for face masks. You need to choose the right one for your skin’s needs. We asked skin therapist Jane to recommend some face masks, available from Jersey Beauty Company for skin prone to acne and sensitivity, to help start your skin’s recovery process.
Face Masks – The Basics
Before we get into Jane’s recommendations, a few points on face masks:
A ‘mini-facial’ for your skin - face masks can have instant results – hydration, soothing skin and starting the repairing process.
Cleanse before you mask – face masks are like fertiliser for your skin. In order to get the best results, you need to cleanse before you apply the mask – getting rid of the daily grime and make-up on your skin will give the mask a better chance to work deep into your skin, giving you better results.
Ten minutes – twice a week – now this might sound like quite a commitment in your busy schedule, but try working a face mask routine into while you’re watching TV or relaxing in the evening.
Adding not replacing – face masks are not a replacement for daily skincare – they are always an additional extra!
To help you choose from skin therapist Jane’s options for skin prone to acne and sensitivity, we’ve got some information on how each of the masks work to benefit your skin.
Face masks have proven benefits for the skin, as part of a skincare routine. Once you’ve found the mask that is best suited to your skin, make it a part of your skincare routine. By using the mask twice weekly, for ten to fifteen minutes, you can give your skin the help it needs to repair. We at Jersey Beauty Company also think it’s important to make time to treat yourself, and your skin, and face masks are the ideal way to pamper your skin, whilst giving it a welcome boost of moisture and comfort.
For more information and to buy the face masks recommended by skin therapist Jane, visit Jersey Beauty Company’s website.