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Old 01-25-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Oopsland
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Hi,

I'm just curious what is the key difference between facial masks and creams? I am a man, who often uses creams to moisturize my skin after having a bath. I wonder would it be any use if I started to buy some facial masks too.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:23 PM
 
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Masks are an every-so-often sort of treatment, typically not a daily use product. Different ones are supposed to accomplish different things: deeper pore cleaning, skin firming, etc. Many times, they are good for getting off dead skin cells on the surface that typical facial cleansing doesn't remove. daily moisturizers are still needed.
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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Masks are an every-so-often sort of treatment, typically not a daily use product. Different ones are supposed to accomplish different things: deeper pore cleaning, skin firming, etc. Many times, they are good for getting off dead skin cells on the surface that typical facial cleansing doesn't remove. daily moisturizers are still needed.
Do masks really work? Or is it just another useless fancy in the world of fashion and health care to get money out of women?
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:57 PM
 
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Do masks really work? Or is it just another useless fancy in the world of fashion and health care to get money out of women?
Yes -- and no. Deep hydration masks work well, oil absorbing mask don't work for me, but my skin is dry.

I have these great Neutrogena deep hydration cloth masks -- I love them and I don't think they make them anymore. In the summer, when I'm likely to get a rosacea flare, they seem to really cool down the redness.

The ones to avoid are the biore strip ones that harden onto your face and then you rip them off... taking a layer of skin with it. Not good at all. (I'm not sure they still make those kinds)
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I have oily skin, and the Queen Helene Mint Julep masque is my jam. It makes my pores look smaller and my face feel smoother.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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There are also masks that have a bit of glycolic acid in them and they work as a light peel and make the skin look fresher when they are washed off.
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