Profile of a Facial Mask Application | Sensitive Treatment Oatmeal Mask | Esthetician Demo

Today, we’re going to be demonstrating the profile of
a sensitive treatment oatmeal mask application. So, stay tuned for mask time. With sensitive and sensitized skin, an esthetician
might apply a treatment active that reduces redness, inflammation, and
heat before mask application. In this client’s case, a complex of panthenol,
caffeine, and hyaluronic acid is applied prior. Still, oatmeal inherently encompasses
these characteristics, so the mask may be applied as a standalone treatment. Now, this client’s skin is combination,
but a prior exfoliant has left her with some minor irritation in the cheek areas. So, the mask is applied to calm redness and
give her a hydration boost as oatmeal’s beta-glucan content assists
skin’s natural moisturizing factor. We begin by placing approximately 3/4 of a
teaspoon of colloidal oatmeal in a mixing cup, adding approximately one teaspoon of
water, and then stirring with a fan brush. A small amount of vitamin mask is also included
for added hydration and mixed to bring the solution to a batter-like consistency. Being as heat is counterintuitive to our goals,
the steamer is omitted for this application. So, we begin at the center of the forehead
and apply downward along the facial border, stopping around the center of the chin. From there, the mask is brushed in progressive
upward-moving strokes until skin is sufficiently coated. We then do the same technique
on the other side, applying the mask along the face’s boundary. This is followed with sweeps over the upper lip, cheeks, cheekbones, nasal bridge, and each side of the nose. After a few more brush strokes for thorough
application, the mask is then applied below the jawline over the neck area. Strokes may overlap to ensure complete coverage. Finally, any product remaining in the cup
is added to the total application. Once applied, the mask is massaged into skin
using circular fingertip manipulations beginning at the forehead, and moving
along the facial edge toward the chin. The manipulations continue over one cheek before moving to the other. The technique is then brought up
the center of the face, addressing a prominent part of the T-zone
with focus on the nose before returning to the cheeks. A feathering movement is used over the upper
and lower lip, moving outward toward the ear. The nose is addressed again with feathering
movements moving downward along the length from one side to the other. Finally, the manipulations are taken to the forehead
where they become a crisscross pattern before ending the massage at the temples. Next is the steam towel application:
Here again, heat is a consideration, so the towel should be wafted
to a lukewarm temperature. The towel’s midpoint is laid
across the chin’s center, with each corner pulled over cheeks toward the forehead for full face coverage – space should be left for the nostrils and mouth. Once applied, light pressing movements are
used for client relaxation and product loosening. Afterward, both corners are used to wipe outward
beginning at the forehead and working down toward the chin. The towel’s opposite side is then used to
wipe residual mask product. So, the usual disclaimer:
The technique used here for mask application isn’t a rule of thumb. Many estheticians have different methods, and there’s more than one way to get the job done. Some apply masks with fan brushes, others
with hands. Some begin at the forehead, others from the
neck. In the end, if the product is well-applied
– it achieves results. And with the product removed, we’re done. Mask application complete. Interested in more facial technique and skincare info? Please share in the comments below. And be sure to subscribe for more facial treatment tips.

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