Nothing makes your skin feel more revitalised than a lusciously indulgent face mask. There is something so therapeutic about doing one in the comfort of your own home on your time, and that glorious feeling you get once your face is fresh and ready to go. It’s like a beauty recharge for your skin, mind and overall wellbeing.
More than ever, the beauty world has seen a great surge in the ‘skincare masks’ category. This is due to a couple of reasons. Firstly, face masks have come such a long way in terms of ingredient and formulation innovation and ‘activeness’ whereby their results are highly desirable.
Secondly, our skin is, more than ever, subjected to a number of environmental assaults and lifestyle consequences –it is no wonder that by the end of the week (although mid-week masks are now a regular thing) our skin is crying out for an added boost of reenergising nutrients and hydration and/or a good deep-pore purifying cleanse. Put simply, our skin is often on the defensive so more than ever, it needs extra help to adequately recover.
For skincare and self-care enthusiasts, face masks are indeed an addictive pleasure as there is so much to love about them. So, why do those of us who regularly use them, love them?
FACE MASKS ARE FAB BECAUSE:
They offer an intense treatment
A face mask is equivalent to getting a deep treatment for your strands at the hair salon. It’s an over and above (your normal skincare routine) beauty step designed to infuse your skin with some extra TLC as you need.
They are fast and hard-working and only required weekly
Delivering results between 10-30 minutes a week is all it takes to refresh and re-boost the complexion.
Transformational results are almost always evident
By giving the skin a high dose of the ingredients it needs to get back into great shape, a dramatically refreshed and reenergised skin is soon after revealed.
Giving yourself the time to apply a face mask means giving back a little something for yourself
They can give you that spa-like pampered feeling and can be very relaxing if worn in the bath or while you enjoy some downtime.
There is a mask for almost every skin concern
Rarely does our skin stay the same for extended periods as our lifestyles and environments can throw things off a little from time to time. Jumped on a long-haul flight? Sat in an air-conditioned office all day? Experienced that monthly breakout we all dread? These are the perfect times to restore the balance your skin needs.
They are the ultimate recovery product
We are all guilty of not looking after our skin as well as we should at times, so masks are perfect for when you need to recuperate your skin on occasion.
If you are new to the idea of face masking or are on the lookout for something new and fabulous, there are a few things you need to know. It can get quite overwhelming as there are so many to choose from with different formulations for different skin types and concerns. These Do’s and Don’ts are designed for you to make sure you are getting the most out of your mask.
THE 5 DO’S OF FACE MASKING
Choose the right mask for your skin type/condition
With so many formulas out there, it can be confusing to know what is right for you. If you are unsure of your skin type or other potential skin conditions, visit your nearest Origani store for a complimentary skin diagnosis. Once you know what your skin needs, it’s quite straightforward from there. Its always handy to keep both a purifying and a hydrating mask at home as there are always times where our skin will need one or the other.
Prepare your skin properly before mask application
Almost always, a warm wet complexion works best prior to treatment as the pores are open and the skin is calm. Make sure your hands are also washed so as not to transfer bacteria. Also, lock in the benefits of the mask by layering a finishing serum and moisturiser on directly after mask removal.
Apply the mask to the right areas
A great idea is to ‘zone’ your mask application. If you have an oily t-zone and drier cheeks, use the right formulas only on the area you need to treat. If you’re in a skin-savvy mood, use two different masks on different areas of the face at the same time for that ultimate rebalancing treatment.
Follow usage instructions
It’s tempting to leave a mask on your face for either too little or too long. The truth is though, through product testing, the benefit peak is established and hence the treatment will only be as good as how well you have followed the instructions. In fact, leaving a mask on longer than you should overstimulate and irritate your skin.
Bring the product down to the décolletage
This is especially important for an anti-ageing or hydrating mask asthe neck area is one of the first to show premature signs of ageing through environmental exposures. There are also very few oil glands in this area and your skin could do with some added moisture and repairing.
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