What is the best face mask for your skin?
Get Ready for Glowing Skin
Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help slow the skins aging process. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils, help reduce the size of pores, and improve skins texture. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities. Your skin will feel softer and look smoother with a noticeable dewey glow.
Ask yourself what’s most important to you and use those criteria to choose the best mask for you. What’s the specific skin outcome that you’re looking to achieve (moisturizing, addressing acne, shrinking pores, etc.)? What are the most effective active ingredients to get that outcome?
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK - Has the ability to absorb bacteria and other toxins trapped in the skin helping to reduce acne and improve overall skin complexion.
ALPHA HYDROXY ACID MASK – AHA’S will exfoliate skin to promote collagen while reducing the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles. Frequent use of an AHA Mask will prevent acne breakouts, correct discoloration from scars and age spots, brighten your complexion and increase the absorption of your other skin care products.
CHOCOLATE CHERRY MASK - Helps hydrate, rejuvenate and tone your face. Tart cherry juice will clear dark spots and helps brighten and even skin tone. This mask is packed full of anti-oxidants, which helps slow down the skin’s aging process by fighting those free radicals present in the body.
DEAD SEA MUD MASK –Improves elasticity and minimizes pores, wrinkles and lines. When it dries, toxins that may be present in your skin cells from your everyday diet are drawn out. Your face will feel clean and refreshed. Mud from the Dead Sea works great for common skin issues such as acne, psoriasis, eczema, wrinkle lines, dryness, itching and dullness. Dead Sea Mud is one of the best skin care ingredients in nature for any adult acne and/or individuals with aging skin.
ESPRESSO & COCOA MASK - The exfoliation process will slough off two to five layers of dead and damaged skin, while the caffeine will stimulate blood flow and dilate the blood vessels, which has a temporary skin-tightening effect. Espresso is rich in caffeine which helps shrink facial pores and decrease the possibility of oil generation on your skin. It also fights wrinkles and keeps the skin taut and elastic.
PAPAYA & PINEAPPLE ENZYME MASK - Contains beta carotene, lycopene and phytochemicals which have skin lightening properties that reduce the appearance of acne scars, age spots and hyperpigmentation. This highly effective yet gentle skin exfoliator contains enzymes that remove dead skin cells and minimize acne breakouts. The vitamin C in this mask will help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin a soft, natural glow.
PUMPKIN ALPHA HYDROXY MASK – Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and natural enzymes that help breakdown harmful debris from the skin surface to show a younger, fresher, and brighter complexion. The combination of Pumpkin and Alpha Hydroxy Acids will help prevent acne breakouts, correct discoloration from scars and age spots, brighten your complexion and increase the absorption of your other skin care products.
PUMPKIN FLAXSEED MASK - When applied topically, the oils in flaxseed help nourish the skin, balance oil production, improve the skin barrier, and provide much-needed nutrients that are often stripped by harsh cleansers and over-exfoliation. The antioxidant properties from pumpkin will help soothe inflammation and soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The fatty acids in flaxseed help to tone, tighten, firm, and plump the skin back to a more youthful appearance.
ROSEMARY MINT MARINE (SEAWEED) MASK – Seaweed helps regulate oil production, exfoliates, brightens, and moisturizes dry, dull skin. Seaweed is among the richest source of natural antioxidants (like vitamin C) and amino acids (like glycine), which promote collagen production to smooth lines and give the appearance of plumper, more youthful-looking skin. This mask can help soothe skin conditions associated with inflammation, like acne and rosacea and improves the appearance of redness in sensitive and hypersensitive skin.
VITAMIN C & E MASK – This mask will not only brighten your complexion but also protect against skin damage caused by sun exposure and harmful free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that age our skin and damage cells which appear as fine lines and wrinkles. The combination of Vitamin C & E will combat free radicals, and immediately go to work to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots while preventing premature aging. Frequent use of this mask will brighten your complexion and even skin tone.
Apply Your Mask In 5 Easy Steps
Step 1: Make sure your hair is off your face and wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy.
Step 2: Start with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 3: Using damp hands, apply your mask directly onto your damp skin. It should be applied like frosting on a cupcake. Be sure to avoid the eye area, keep your nostrils clear and extend the mask from your face, down your neck and throat. There’s nothing worse than a young looking face and an old wrinkly neck. Always treat your neck as an extension of your face.
Step 4: Now relax while your face mask works its magic. If the directions say you should leave on for up to 15 minutes, then that’s what you need to do, being careful not to leave longer than directed.
Step 5: You don’t want to be too rough when removing your mask. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel.
How do I find the best face mask for my skin type?
- If you have oily skin, look for masks containing ingredients such as clay or charcoal work by absorbing oil out of pores. Look for terms like “purifying,” “clarifying,” or “detoxifying” on product packaging.
- Face masks for dry skin packaging should say “hydrating,” “moisturizing,” or "nourishing" and contain softening ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and plant oils and butters.
- For sensitive skin, look for key terms like “soothing” and “calming” on mask packaging and anti-inflammatory ingredients such as aloe vera, papaya or pineapple.
- For combination or normal complexions, look for face masks targeted to your current skin needs or goals (i.e. brightening, pore-minimizing, acne breakouts, etc.). Or try “multi-masking” and spot treat certain areas with specific masks, like a purifying formula for an oilier T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin) and a hydrating formula for the rest of the face.
No matter what skin type you have or what you're looking to achieve — firming, acne-nixing, blackhead-removing, a glow — we have a variety of masks that make your skin look and feel soft, healthy and vibrant.