What is the Difference between Cosmetics and Masks?

Actually, most people cannot tell the difference between cosmetics and masks. Sure, we mean not the outlook of them, but their specific function. In fact, face masks are treatments applied to the skin for a period of time then removed while cosmetics have distinct usage. Typically, they are applied to a dry, cleansed face, avoiding the eyes and lips.

Here we mainly introduce the face masks to humans. There are many kinds of face masks nowadays, which typically fall into one or more of the following categories. Firstly, clay-based masks use kaolin clay or fuller’s earth to transport essential oils and chemicals to the skin, and are typically left on until completely dry. As the clay dries, it absorbs excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin and may help to clear blocked pores or draw comedies to the surface. Because of its drying actions, clay-based masks should only be used on oily skins.

For cosmetics, it is totally different. Peel masks are typically gel-like in consistency, and contain various acids or exfoliating agents to help exfoliate the skin, along with other ingredients to hydrate, discourage wrinkles, or treat uneven skin tone. They are also left on to dry, and then gently peeled off. They should be avoided by people with dry skin, as they also tend to be very drying. At the same time, cosmetics can also come true such use.

There are another kind of masks that’s loved by people, sheet mask. It is relatively a new product that is becoming extremely popular in Asia. Sheet masks consist of a thin cotton or fiber sheet with holes cut out for the eyes and lips and cut to fit the contours of the face, onto which serums and skin treatments are brushed in a thin layer; the sheets may also be soaked in the treatment. Masks are available to suit almost all skin types and skin complaints. Sheet masks are quicker, less messy, and require no specialized knowledge or equipment for their use compared to other types of face masks, but they may be difficult to find and purchase outside Asia. Technically speaking, cosmetics do better than the sheet masks.

Now, are you clear with the difference between the mask and the cosmetic? On the way of becoming beautiful, be a smart one and choose right product.

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