Face Mask Before Or After Shower? The Right Time To Apply It

Are you always confused about whether to use a face mask before or after showering? With plenty of conflicting answers online, dermatologists say that the right usage predominantly depends on the type of mask as well as your skin type.

In this article, let’s understand which type of face mask should be used before or after a shower, and how and when you should apply it for the best results.

What Sort Of Face Mask Are You Using?

With different facial masks available in the market, these can be mainly categorized into the following types based on the application, benefits and type of skin it is meant for.

1. Clay Or Charcoal Masks

These masks are mainly used for acne-prone and oily skin types. These masks contain ingredients that have properties to absorb excess sebum and decongest pores. These are often used for exfoliating skin [1].

2. Hydrating Masks

These masks mainly contain nourishing ingredients and come in creamy or gel textures. These are mainly meant to treat dry and sensitive skin.

3. Anti-Aging Masks

These masks come with active ingredients such as vitamin C, niacinamide [2], and other fruit extracts rich in antioxidants. These help in treating different aging signs on the skin such as fine lines, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, wrinkles, roughness, etc.

How To Apply A Face Mask Properly?

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