Masking is a relatively new term to describe the nutrient-packed facial treatments that deeply nourish skin. Rather than using a mask for a special occasion or girls night in, masking incorporates these deep treatments as part of a regular routine.
To me, there is nothing more relaxing to do on a Sunday night than pamper my skin and prep it for the week. I've discovered a few masks that support a variety of skin concerns, which come in handy during transitional seasons of the year when the weather is hot one day and cool the next.
After extended sun exposure, air travel, or weekdays spent under fluorescent lighting, environmental damage depletes moisture from the skin. A hydrating mask plumps from the inside out, renewing its ability to retain elasticity.
Dead, dry skin is the enemy of all foundation and concealer. Makeup looks best, and most like skin, when it sits on an even base. An exfoliating mask lifts dead skin to reveal a softer, smoother, resurfaced complexion with even more power than a typical scrub.
Sensitive skin is often prone to redness. Cooling, soothing masks delicately calm redness without stripping moisture or altering its texture, like spraying a extinguisher foam on a fire.
From time to time, a sallow complexion is the result of battling a virus, acne scarring, or hormonal pigmentation. Brightening masks gently lighten grey tones, giving a more luminous, even finish over time.
Eliminate patches of black heads around the nose, and remove impurities from inflamed pores with a detox mask, which uses ingredients like charcoal to clean and minimize clogged, oily, temperamental skin.