7 out of 10 people who mask on a weekly basis are masking wrong according to research conducted by Yong-Li Zhou, the founder of Enbacci skincare.
Are you doing it right?
Are you receiving maximal benefits from your masking?
Applying a face mask will usually result in some benefits to your skin regardless of if you are doing it right or wrong BUT if you want maximal benefits, which let’s admit we all do want, then keep reading this article to ensure you are doing it right!
When it comes to applying a face mask, two of the most common skincare mistakes Australians make include:
- Failing to adequately prep the face prior to masking, &
- Failing to soothe and seal the skin following masking.
I was grateful to receive the following Enbacci skincare products to review for you:
- Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub
- Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask, &
- Enbacci Pore Minimiser.
Using each of these three products every time you mask ensures you are masking right and following all three essentials stages of masking, namely:
- Skin prep,
- Skin treatment, &
- Skin soothe & seal.
So let’s review each step of the Enbacci masking process.
Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub
As Yong-Li Zhou says “When applying a face mask, it’s important for the skin to be cleansed and free from dead skin cells in order for the face to absorb the relevant nutrients.”
To prep my skin prior to masking I used the Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub.
I found this scrub to be gentle yet effective with the ‘grit’ being super fine. It polished and smoothed my skin and also increased my skin’s blood circulation, to reveal a brighter, more radiant and healthier looking complexion. I absolutely love products like this that make my skin look more glowy and youthful!
This scrub features a Shea butter formulation rich in vitamins A, E and F including oleic, stearic, palmitic and linoleic fatty acids. These spa quality ingredients moisturise the skin while reducing inflammation and promoting collagen production.
As a result, in addition to resurfacing my skin’s texture it also maintained the moisture in my skin, combated my pores and blemishes and evened out my skin tone.
The benefits of this scrub include not only a smoother facial texture but it also allows the targeted skincare products, namely the mask, to permeate the skin’s surface more effectively for maximal benefits. Having a smoother facial skin texture also allows for better makeup application after the completion of your skincare.
Importantly to me this Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub is also environmentally friendly containing biodegradable micro-beads from a naturally occurring mineral.
Click HERE to see the current price of the Enbacci Microdermabrasion Exfoliating Scrub.
Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask
The second step in this masking process is using the Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask itself to deeply clean pores and replenish the skin with B-complex and E vitamins.
The Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask features a combination of kaolin and bentonite clay with humectants to remove impurities from pores, while maintaining hydration.
Sometimes I find clay masks to be drying on my mature skin but I didn’t have this issue at all with the Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask, probably due to it’s inclusions of Shea butter, macadamia oil and jojoba oil.
This mask draws out dirt, toxins and sebum from clogged pores, and also nourishes the skin to improve resilience, reduce breakouts and calm aggravated skin.
This mask also includes aloe vera for its calming and soothing effects.
In addition to having a radiant glow, my skin always feels soft, smooth and hydrated after using this mask. I have shared this mask, and the whole three step masking process, with my teenage daughter and her skin is visibly clearer and less oily after using it. Based on our shared experiences I would recommend this mask as suitable for all skin types.
The mask is easy to apply and a lot easier to remove than other clay masks I have trialed,
Click HERE to check out the current price of the Enbacci Detoxifying Clay Mask.
Enbacci Pore Minimiser
Yong-Li advises that “a product designed to soothe and seal the skin should also be applied straight after a mask to protect exposed pores from environmental pollution and address specific skin concerns”.
So the third step in this masking process is applying the Enbacci Pore Minimiser.
This pore minimiser features tea tree oil to refine the appearance of pores and leave skin feeling silky smooth and primed for additional skincare products or makeup. It is also formulated to seal in the mask’s nutrients.
It further contains the regenerative compound terpinen-4-ol which increases white blood cell activity to fight acne bacteria and germs, and promote skin healing.
The humectant sorbitol prevents moisture loss and serine, a skin conditioning amino acid reinforces the skin’s hydration barrier and improves firmness and elasticity.
I found this pore minimiser to effectively refine the look of my pores and blur my skin imperfections a bit like a real life photo filter! I’ve been using it post masking also as a nourishing makeup primer. It gives my skin a beautiful silky smooth texture creating the perfect canvas for my makeup.
I definitely plan on repurchasing this Pore Minimiser once I finish my PR sample of it.
Click HERE to check out the current price of the Enbacci Pore Minimiser.
Overall I’m really impressed with this set of Enbacci products. Although they are all effective products in their own right they definitely have a synergistic benefit when used together to maximise the effects of masking.
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Do you scrub and seal, in addition to masking?
* The above Enbacci products were kindly gifted to me. All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here
Ingrid is a lifelong beauty lover living in Australia who started Fabulous and Fun Life in 2014 to share her love of all things beauty. Having previously worked in the health industry she loves effective beauty products that are based on scientific evidence. Also being a qualified ergonomist Ingrid is especially interested in researching & testing beauty appliances to write product buying guides to help you find the best beauty appliance to suit your specific needs. Ingrid has worked with numerous beauty brands & PR companies. To contact Ingrid, visit her contact page. Ingrid’s best beauty secret is sleeping on a silk pillowcase.