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Best At-home Face Mask Removal Tips

I was talking to someone today who asked me this question. I’m sharing the answer in case others have the same question.

QUESTION: When I use masks at home, what’s the best way to clean them off my face?


  1. If you are using a Clay mask or a Gel mask, they have a slow time-released delivery system. For those you will clear off your face with a warm wash cloth.

  2. If you are using a serum mask or even some cream masks, and you’re using them to deposit nutrients – those you won’t clean off. For those type of masks, you’ll want to let them sit on your face for up to 20 minutes. Afterwards, usually, you’ll simply want to layer the next step in your routine (over the mask).

  3. If you are using a mask for hydration, that mask, is often times not removed.

  4. If you are using an Enzyme mask or a Vitamin A mask for hyperpigmentation, that is often times not removed. If it is removed, it’s removed about 24 hours later. For those types of masks, at the end of the 24 hours, you will want to cleanse your face as you normally would.

The Vitamin A mask is one I often use on my clients to finish hyperpigmentation treatments; Vitamin A helps promote healthy skin. Another common mask used here is the Aztec clay mask which we use in the Champagne Facial, just to slow down the delivery system and introduce minerals into the skin. While the Aztec clay helps draw out impurities from your skin, if you put active products or ingredients on the skin too quickly, it can cause as much damage as not having enough ingredients or having the wrong ones.

At Esthetics by P Brown, we customize all of our masks, so there’s no patent. Each client gets a custom mask that will give them a combination of hydration, treatment, and nourishment.

2nd QUESTION: Do you send clients home with any type of mask?

ANSWER: Not usually.

That’s only because the benefit of the mask is more related to the combination in which you use it. I will only send a mask home if I know the client is really good with masking (applying it) once a week or twice a week and I know they can follow the routine (instructions) the way they are meant to be applied. However, if the mask instructions are not carried out correctly, it becomes a waste of time, energy, and product.

I hope this was helpful and if it was, please leave me a comment below. Also, please forward this post to anyone you know who would benefit from this information.

Also, if you have any questions about masks or any skincare questions, in general, please feel free to call us at (615) 884 – 6744 or email us at

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As Always, we look forward to hearing from you…

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