HOW TO: Properly Mask Your Face

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How do you know which face mask to purchase? Considering America’s drug, grocery, and cosmetic stores are SO over-saturated with product – how does one begin to narrow down the brand…let alone type of mask? Tough decision! Although the correct face mask can help prevent congestion, detoxify, hydrate, and/or plump the skin – the wrong mask could cause irritation and acne prone skin to breakout.

Warning: If you’re having a hard time selecting a mask now, the following news may be slightly frustrating or possibly helpful….depending on your skin’s situation! According to an article written by Harper’s Bazaar, “In 2018 the mask market is further branching out, and getting more sophisticated. Dr Gary Goldfaden – the dermatologist behind brand Goldfaden MD, says to expect “more body specific masks for the chest, arms and breasts”, plus presumably the hands, given that Swiss Clinic has recently launched a new Hand Restoring Dry Mask. “Trending masks will target specific problem solution needs as well as ageing issues,” he adds.”

EEEK! OK, we should really conquer and understand FACE masks first – for now. If your skin regularly maintains it’s healthy glow, I’m assuming it’s easier for you to find masks that correctly assist your normal skincare routine. However, if you have temperamental skin (like me) it can be challenging to predict what exactly it will do next! So, before selecting a mask – start with having a one-on-one meeting between your face and the mirror. Whats the ultimate goal here?

MIRROR MEETING CHECKLIST (Y/N):

HYDRATE:

Dermalogica – Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

Ultra-replenishing masque helps rescue stressed, aging skin. This revitalizing masque contains powerful, concentrated vitamins A, C, E and F to help skin recover from damage that leads to skin aging, while Vitamin A helps increase elasticity and moisture content, making it the ultimate remedy for dulling, dry, dehydrated, lackluster, photo damaged skin.

Origins – DRINK UP™ INTENSIVE

Put dry skin to bed with this ultra-rich, hydrating overnight mask. Avocado and Apricot Kernel Oils deeply and instantly quench compromised moisture reserves and help build a reservoir for tomorrow. While Japanese Seaweed helps repair skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging. Skin awakens comfortable, refreshed, supple.

DR. JART+ – Water Fuse Hydro Sleep Mask

A sleep mask that enhances skin’s moisture level and removes impurities overnight to restore optimal skin condition.

PREVENT BREAKOUTS:

Dermalogica – Sebum Clearing Masque 

Cooling clay masque helps clear and prevent breakouts. Oil-absorbing clays help detoxify skin as Salicylic Acid stimulates natural exfoliation to clear pore congestion.

Saturn – Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask

A fast-acting, medicated 10 percent sulfur treatment mask that helps fight multiple forms of acne while preventing future breakouts.

GLAM GLOW –  SUPERMUD® CLEARING TREATMENT

Our most advanced clearing treatment. Developed by GLAMGLOW® to help fight common skin concerns. Designed for men & women. SUPERMUD® for super clear super poreless skin. Visibly see your pore congestion pull-out & encapsulate within the mask. Immediate and amazing results in just one use.

DETOX:

Dermalogica – Charcoal Rescue Masque

All-in-one treatment masque detoxifies, brightens and invigorates normal to oily skin. Activated Binchotan Charcoal powerfully adsorbs impurities while Sulfur promotes cell turnover for dramatically brighter skin.

YES TO – Detoxifying Charcoal DIY Powder-To-Clay Mask

For the perfect customized skin clearing solution, just add water, or yogurt or honey, and mask-it-yourself!  This amazing clarifying clay mask dries in 10 minutes, leaving skin soft and clear.  Built-in mixing bowl and measuring spoon (it also works great as an applicator!) for the perfect recipe and result each time.

Boscia – Charcoal Pore Pudding

Unique two part Pore Pudding powered by black and white charcoal. The powerful pair work together to minimize the appearance of pores while balancing skin for ideal results. Apply all over skin or targeted areas in need of extra attention.

CLEANSE:

Dermalogica – Skin Refining Masque

Deep-cleansing clay masque helps purify and refine oily skin. Use all-over or exclusively in the T-Zone after cleansing to help purify, lift surface impurities and wick away excess oils that can trigger congestion and enlarge pores

LUSH – Mask of Magnaminty

This tingly, minty face and body mask was formulated to be intensely cleansing but never harsh or abrasive. Kaolin clay and peppermint oil rid your pores of debris, giving you a delightfully tingly clean sensation. We add loads of ground aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe and moisturize.

 

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