It was invented in England during the 18th century, it was created beneficial for anyone who wanted to ‘bleach, purify and preserve the complexion’ of the skin. It often containsminerals,vitamins, andfruit extracts, such ascactusandcucumber. There are different kinds of masks for different purposes; some are deep cleansing for cleaning the pores.
Some masks are washed off with tepid water, others are peeled off by hand. Duration for wearing a mask depends on types of mask, but can be three minutes to 30 minutes, and sometimes the whole night.
Facial masks should be selected according toskin type.Clayandmud maskssuitoily skin; cream-based masks work best ondry skintypes. Masks should be used after cleansing for better results. Firming masks should not be applied on the eye area because they can causeitching.