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How do I Choose the Best Hydration Mask?

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  • Written By: Autumn Rivers
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  • Last Modified Date: 01 January 2019
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For those who are tired of having dry facial skin, it may be time to try a hydration mask. This type of product is meant to add moisture to your skin, which should help the face both look and feel its best. Before you pick the best hydrating mask for your skin, consider what to look for in each product. Some ingredients are not very soothing for dry, sensitive skin, while some are essential if you want the best results possible.

Those with very sensitive skin might want to steer clear of a hydration mask that has preservatives that add either a nice color or smell. Such a mask probably smells pleasant, but the very ingredient that allows the nice scent might also be harmful to skin. In fact, many people with dry skin report having adverse side effects with fragrant products. Avoid this issue by only buying masks that do not have artificial preservatives, essential oils, or extra fragrances. Not only can you check the ingredients section for such substances, but you can also just smell the product to make sure it has as little scent as possible.

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There are certain ingredients that are great to have in a hydration mask. The best part is that they are often natural, such as different foods. For example, avocado oil is found in many moisturizing masks, as is macadamia oil. Honey is another natural ingredient that can be found in most of the best hydration masks available. Of course, it is usually not advised that you apply each of these products to your face separately. They are most effective when mixed with other products, such as egg yolks, milk, and certain oils that keep the skin healthy and glowing.

If you are having trouble finding a hydration mask that does not feature added fragrances or ingredients that you do not want, you can make your own quite easily. Since many ingredients of most masks can be found at home in the pantry, it makes sense to save money and get what you want by mixing up your own mask. Combining half of a mashed avocado with ¼ cup (60 mL) of honey, and leaving it on the skin for about ten minutes, can result in skin that is more hydrated than usual. Additionally, combining two egg yolks, ¼ cup (60 mL) of honey, and one tablespoon (15 mL) of olive oil can create another hydration mask made of natural ingredients.

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serenesurface
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@donasmrs-- Have you ever tried a mask with aloe vera gel? Aloe vera is extremely hydrating and soothing. It's also completely natural.

This is my favorite hydration mask. It's one of the few masks that people with all skin types can use. It's never irritating, on the contrary, it soothes skin and reduces redness.

I'm using a whole skin care line with aloe vera gel and my skin looks and feels so much better. The aloe vera mask is my favorite product from the line.

stoneMason
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@donasmrs-- I've tried a collagen mask, it's quite good. I have never tried a placenta mask and I don't think I ever will. It's kind of gross and I don't think that it could have any real benefits.

You actually don't need fancy ingredients for a nice hydration mask. You can make it with stuff in your fridge. I love making different hydrating nutrient masks with cucumbers, honey, yogurt and avocados. All of these are great for skin and hydrate skin with natural oils. Honey, for example, will not only hydrate your skin but will prevent it from drying out as well.

donasmrs
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Has anyone tried a collagen hydration mask or a placenta hydration mask? I've been hearing great things about these masks and want to try them. I have very dry, flaky skin and moisturizer just isn't cutting it.

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