What’s your ultimate in pampering?
Face Masks are the Sunday and midweek ritual for me. They are the standout product in my skincare regime and anything that can achieve instant results holds the title. Most skincare products work best when used daily but depending on your skin care concerns a mask is best applied once to twice a week. It’s the perfect excuse for a pampering.
Do you ever wonder why there is so much fuss about masks? Other than the delicious fragrance and luxurious textures, why are they so beneficial?
- * Improves the hydration and as a result plumps the skin. The moisture penetrates deep into the skin’s layers to soften and enhance elasticity.
- *Reduces the appearance of pores by deep cleansing and clearing dead skin cells that tend to clog your skin’s barrier.
*Encourages time-out and has a significant impact on mental well-being. ‘Me’ time with a facemask, bubble bath and the can’t-put-down book is one of the best therapies around.
Face Masks: The How-To
1. Start With A Blank Canvas
Begin with fresh, clean skin. Make sure all makeup that has accumulated throughout the day has been removed.
- 2. Multi-Mask It
Why stop at one? We sometimes wind-down with a cocktail; our skin can benefit from one too. A combination of face masks can really target specific problem areas. An oily t-zone can benefit from a clay mask, to extract the unwanted oils, a moisture mask applied to dehydrated areas, such as the cheeks and under eye area, can rehydrate at the same time.
- 3. Don’t Over Do It
Facial masks can produce miraculous results so the temptation is there to overuse them. Overloading the skin can backfire, causing clogged pores and irritation.
Beauty Bible: The Best Of The Face Masks
BB NOTES:The New Kids On OUr Block
*suzanne kaufmann lifting mask line a – one i have tried recently – heavenly and feels fabulous
“From Susanne Kaufmann’s lauded anti-ageing ‘Line A’ range, this intensely moisturizing ‘Lifting Mask’ is packed with naturally sourced White Lupin Blossoms, Argan and Broccoli Seed Oil that have instant rejuvenating effects. The velvety smooth formula quickly absorbs into skin, working to tighten and hydrate from beneath the surface. With continued use, your face, neck and décolletage will feel noticeably firmer and look more radiant. Suitable for all skin types – Contains plant bioflavonoids that act as antioxidants to protect and replenish cell turnover – Boasts collagen production – Ingredients cultivated organically from the wild.”
*aesops parsley seed cleansing mask – friends rave, it’s time to try.
“ A clay-based masque that deeply cleanses and refreshes skin and suitable for most skin types. This gentle yet thorough deep-cleansing treatment extracts impurities clogging the pores, smoothing and refreshing skin. Use twice weekly, apply a thin layer to your face after cleansing. Leave on for up to 15 minutes, then rinse off with warm water. ”
*glam glow thirstymud hydrating treatment – a great night time set and forget saviour
“A face mask that delivers instant, extreme moisture, for most skin types. Thirstymud moisturizes, restores, replenishes and calms the skin while hyaluronic acid helps deeply hydrate for a dewy, glowing complexion to leave skin with an instant silky, soft and supple feel. Apply an even layer to clean, dry skin. It can be used on your face, neck and chest. For daytime use, leave on for 10–20 minutes, allowing the product to absorb into the skin. Wipe off with tissue and massage remaining product into the skin or rinse with water. For nighttime use, leave on to infuse the skin with moisture and wake up with extremely hydrated skin. For in-flight use, apply at beginning of the flight and leave on for flight duration.”
*peter thomas roth bio stem rose repair – the darling of the beauty editors
“Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-Repair Gel Mask is a cooling, soothing treatment. It utilizes state-of-the-art breakthrough stem cell technology, blending rose stem cells with rose extracts to noticeably reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging and dullness while combating dehydration for a silky-soft, radiant complexion. Apply a generous coat on clean skin. Allow the mask to remain on for ten minutes. Rinse with cool water. For an intensive treatment, refrigerate and apply as a mask or apply as a thin layer as the last layer of your skincare regimen and leave on overnight. Use two to three times a week or daily for intensive repair.”
*peter thomas roth un-wrinkle 24k gold intense wrinkle sheet mask – in-flight gold
“The mask adheres to the shape of your face, infusing your skin with a powerful blend of 18 age-fighting neuropeptides and peptides, pure 24k-gold and hyaluronic acid. It increases hydration levels in your skin by drawing and retaining water from moisture in the air. Your skin is instantly energized and illuminated and dull, dry skin is replenished. Expand the facial sheet mask and place it over your face until every region is covered. Leave on for 15 minutes. Remove the mask and pat the face gently until skin completely absorbs the product. Do not rinse off. Allow to dry.