Reader Li Szu emailed me recently with a question as to whether masks and scrubs are necessary and what I’d recommend. I have included an excerpt of her email here:-
I was wondering if you could recommend an extra care/ treatment ie. scrub and masks – how often do you need to do this on top of the regular daily washes?
I dropped Li Szu a line but I thought this was an interesting question that could benefit most of us and of which I could use some of your thoughts too.
Essentially, what I told Li Szu was that I did not think that scrubs and masks were strictly “necessary”. It is nice for our skins once a week and it can help problematic skin e.g. oily skin, dry skin but it isn’t “necessary” if you have normal skin. Do you have thoughts on this?
That said, I enjoy doing scrubs and masks so I do them once a week or when I remember. Usually, I do my masks after a scrub because I feel it works better on exfoliated skin. Some masks and scrubs I like and use often are listed below.
Facial masks I like:-
I also like various sheet masks for the convenience factor. Its fuss free and helps keep skin moisturized although benefits are quite debatable but I’ll share my thoughts in another post.
Facial scrubs I like:-
I don’t think I’ve use others that work as well as these 2 have so I’ve stuck with them.
I think the masks and scrubs I use are beneficial for me – the scrubs help to exfoliate dead cells that can make your facial skin look dull and the masks help add moisture or in the case of clay masks, help reduce oil and clears out pores.
Over to you. Do you think facial masks and scrubs are necessary? What are your favourite masks and scrubs?
Update: I decided not to reply to each and every comment because there are so many good tips here! Do read through the comments – everyone has a great tip to share and their reasons why masks and scrubs are necessary for proper skincare. Thank you ladies!