How to Use a Facial Mask

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

How to Use a Facial Mask. A good facial mask serves a variety of different functions: mud masks absorb oil, hydrating masks moisturize dry skin and perfecting masks replenish dull skin.

Use your fingers to spread a thin coating of the mask evenly over your skin. Avoid eye area and lips.

Leave mask on as long as directed. Try not to laugh or smile while it's drying.

Remove a mud mask with a hot, wet washcloth. Pat face dry with a towel.

Wipe off a moisturizing or replenishing mask with a tissue.

Peel off a gel mask, starting at the forehead and moving down.


  • If you have combination skin, you may want to apply a mud mask only over the T-zone, which is the center of forehead, nose, chin and center of cheeks. If you have sensitive skin, you may wish to test the mask on another skin patch, such as the inside of the elbow. Wait 24 hours to make sure there is no adverse reaction before using the mask on your face.

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