3 Types of Facial Masks You Need to Include in Your Skincare Routine!


Behind every skincare routine you have designed for your skin, there is bound to be that one step that ensures that you restore and retain what your skin desires.

What are face masks and how do they work?

Face masks are occlusive, which means they cover the skin like a blanket and deliver beneficial ingredients to improve the skin’s appearance and quality.

A face mask can provide a more concentrated dose and more potent version of its contents than other types of application, whether it's salicylic acid for acne, vitamin C for fine lines, or retinoid for brightening dark spots. Depending on the substances used and the aim of the mask, the face mask traps moisture or an ingredient in the skin and forms a film that serves to hydrate, moisturize, dry, or exfoliate the skin. Face masks, as a result, allow chemicals to permeate deeper into your skin in less time.

What is the hydrogel texture?

Before we delve into the different types of facial masks you need to include in your skincare routine, it is essential to introduce the hydrogel texture, a key component to look for in your face masks.

About 90% of the water in hydrogel dressings is suspended in a gel of insoluble hydrophilic polymers that swells when in contact with water. They are frequently manufactured from synthetic polymers of molecules like polymethacrylate and polyvinylpyrrolidine, some of which are coupled with dressings made of alginate. They regulate the fluid exchange at the wound-bandage interface, substituting hydrogel components for sodium and other wound discharge chemicals.

In many ways, the hydrogel textures are perfect for use as wound dressings. They can create and maintain wounds clean by encouraging the clearance of diseased or necrotic tissue through autolysis when administered to dry wounds, as well as sloughing or necrotic wounds.

In simpler terms, hydrogel has the ability to speed up wound healing in addition to provide physical protection to your skin. Hydrogel can absorb extra fluid and keep a moist microenvironment.

What are three types of facial masks you need to include in your skincare routine?

At Neutrogena, we recommend our 3 best sellers Hydrogel Masks, that provide an instant 15-minute facial feeling to your face.

1 - Neutrogena® Purifying Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask

The Neutrogena Purifying Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask quickly refreshes and soothes tired skin, rejuvenating it. It is gentle on the skin and infused with seaweed extract to leave your skin feeling purified and glowing.

Neutrogena Purifying Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask is a hydrogel purifying product with a unique texture that molds your skin for optimal absorption of active ingredients and is clinically proven for intensive hydration and detoxification.

2 - Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Hydrogel Mask

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask offers an innovative texture that molds your skin for optimal absorption of active ingredients to deliver clinically proven benefits. It's made from a unique 100 percent hydrogel solution, providing intensive hydration, is non-comedogenic, and is skin-friendly! With hyaluronic acid, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask immediately quenches dry skin and leaves it moisturized and supple. Neutrogena® Timeless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask

3 - Neutrogena Timeless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask

Neutrogena Timeless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask is made from hydrogel purification solution and infused with Adenosine. It is gentle on the face, leaving it soft, smooth, and glowing while providing intensive hydration. Neutrogena Timeless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask also helps smooth out fine wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. It offers a novel texture that molds your skin for optimal absorption of active ingredients, delivering clinically proven results.

Fight the aging marks, protect your pores, and provide your sensitive skin a friendly alternative with Neutrogena Timeless Boost Hydrogel Recovery Mask.

How to Use Face Masks?

Face masks applications takes a maximum of 15 minutes!

Step 1 - To begin with and to avoid layering a face mask over dirt and bacteria, always apply the face mask to clean, dry skin.
Step 2 - Wait until you're ready to use the mask before opening the package. Otherwise, the mask may become dry.
Step 3 - Pull the mask out and carefully unfold it once it has been opened.
Step 4 - Apply the serum-soaked mask to your face and align it with your features.
Step 5 - Allow the mask to sit for the specified time. Sheet masks should not be worn for longer than suggested. The basic rule of thumb is that whenever the sheet begins to feel dry, it’s time to remove it.
Step 6 - Remove the face mask and enjoy your glowing skin!


Remember though, masks are just one part of the skincare routine! You are advised to follow the 10-step skincare routine for ultimate results. The steps are outline for you below:

Step 1- Use an oil-based cleanser
Step 2- Use a water-based cleanser
Step 3- Exfoliate
Step 4- Tone
Step 5- Apply the essence
Step 6- Treat
Step 7- Use a Neutrogena face mask!
Step 8- Apply eye cream
Step 9- Moisturize
Step 10- Use SPF


In conclusion, it goes without saying, adding the Neutrogena face masks to your skincare routine allows you to benefit from an unparalleled hydrating, glowing experience.


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