Masking is one of the most important steps you can take in your regimen that will make a visible difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Face masks will give your skin a boost of powerful ingredients which provide vitamins and nutrients, necessary for enhancing the skin’s natural beauty. A mask blankets the skin, helping the active ingredients penetrate more extensively, resulting in a time-released effect. It is recommended to use masks at least twice a week for the best results. Masks can be used to clear/detoxify, heal/treat, soothe/calm, moisturize/hydrate, increase circulation, smooth texture, and replenish nutrients. They add an extra dimension to your skin care routine, plus they are truly pampering!
Exfoliates skin. Face masks can remove dead skin cells from the surface of the face which will increase skin cell turnover and stimulate the production of collagen for younger looking skin. Mask exfoliations can be done with ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids, to aid in dead skin cell removal, or when rinsing off so that exfoliating material scrubs the skin.
Refines skin pores. Face masks can help you to get clearer skin and more refined pores. Key ingredients such as bentonite and kaolin clays, as well as alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids, deep cleanse the pores and draw out impurities and the oily substances that can clog them.
Increases hydration. Face masks can bring moisture and hydration to dry and dehydrated skin. The water and nutrients from the mask penetrate deep into the skin epidermis to soften the skin and enhance its elasticity. When the skin is hydrated and well moisturized, it looks healthy and radiant and also becomes easy to apply proper makeup. Because of its exfoliating properties, the old skin cells are removed from the surface, allowing for a greater increase in absorption for topically applied products.
Diminishes fine lines. Regular use of face masks can reduce the signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. You will enjoy a more plump and youthful appearance to the skin.
Evens skin tone. Face masks are also designed to diminish hyper-pigmentation and provide a more refined texture and skin tone appearance. It also promotes the sweat gland secretion so as to increase the oxygen content of the skin. You will enjoy softer and smoother skin.
Firms skin. Loose skin can make you look older than your age and speed up the aging process thanks to gravity. The problem of loose skin can be greatly diminished with regular use of face masks. Certain types of face masks help to enhance collagen production and fight off free radical damage which will gradually result in firmer, tighter, fresher looking skin.
Types of Masks
Clay or mud masks: Bentonite and Kaolin clays, nutrient-rich ingredients from the earth, are known for their efficacy in absorbing oil, drawing out impurities and dirt, reducing pore size, and removing dead skin cells. Clay-based masks are also beneficial for oily, acne-prone, combination, and normal skin that is in need of oil absorption or a deep cleaning. With our Exfoliating & Clarifying UltraMUD and Anti-Aging Peptide MegaMud treatments, you can visibly see impurities being extracted from your pores and feel the clay at work while highly-concentrated ingredients penetrate the cellular layers of your skin for meaningful results.
Gel masks: These are usually oil-free and have a gel consistency. They are best used for soothing, hydrating, or super-moisturizing the skin. They are particularly beneficial for oily, combination, acne-prone, dehydrated, or dry skin, where you want to add water to the skin, without the addition of oil. With our Sea Whip Cucumber Detox Soothing Gel treatment, it is also ideal for soothing redness in sensitive or irritated skin, as well as sunburns due to its anti-inflammatory and super-moisturizing ingredients. For more intense treatments, it can also be applied after a clay mask or facial peel treatment to help re-hydrate, nourish and soothe the skin, or as an overnight mask to absorb the benefits of powerful ingredients all night long when skin is rested and regeneration is at its peak.
Cream masks: These usually contain oils that help hydrate and moisturize normal to dry skin types. Many cream masks do not need to be rinsed off after they have dried, like traditional gel or clay masks, but you can tissue off any residue and leave the excess to give your skin an added boost of moisture.