December 7, 2012
Feeling a little stressed this holiday season? What with the shopping, planning, decorating and rushing from party to party, it's only natural to feel a little worn out, and your skin might be showing it, too. It would be nice to head to the spa for a relaxing facial, but if you don't have the time, you can still enjoy the results.
Giving yourself a facial at home is easier than ever when you have the right luxury spa products. Here are our top three picks for your next at-home R&R appointment.
Elemis Exotic Cream Moisturizing Mask. This spa facial mask combines the best of the best ingredients to offer anti-aging benefits that feel extra good. The product's mimosa, echinacea and honey work together to deeply hydrate the skin and leave it soft and glowing while fading wrinkles. Any skin type can use this mask, but it's best if your skin is extra dry. Spread a generous amount on your face, leave on for 15 minutes, and then remove with warm water.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask. If you're looking for a boost of energy to pick you up and out of the holiday stress, this mask is for you. The oxygen, antioxidants and hydration work together to leave your skin feeling refreshed and looking brighter. Massage this onto slightly damp skin and leave on for about five minutes, or until it fully froths on your face. Then, remove with water or a tissue.
Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask. Think you have to head to the spa for a facial peel? With this product, you can get all the skin-brightening, cell-renewing benefits in the comfort of your own home. This mask contains peptides as well as natural extracts like Amazonian Acerola cherry and white truffle to remove dead skin cells from the surface and reveal brighter, healthier skin underneath. This works best if your complexion is looking a little dull, as this mask stimulates the skin's cell renewal function. Apply the mask to clean skin, avoiding mouth and eye areas. You'll feel a powerful tingle from this product - that's the enzymes activating on your skin. Wash off after eight to 10 minutes.
Most of these masks deliver the best results when used twice a week, so make room in your hectic holiday schedule for some spa time!