With Halloween coming into our frame of mind, one begins to think about their costumes and masks. At TIMETOSPA, we're thinking about masks too, just not the kind you wear only on Halloween. We are talking about the ones that give back to you. Known to hydrate, soothe, exfoliate, plump, and brighten, beauty masks can also help you avoid the scary side effects of costume makeup by prepping and restoring your skin pre- and post-Halloween festivities. Just make sure to keep it consistent - about 2 to 3 times per week. That being said, here are a few masks to keep scary skin issues at bay.
THE CLEANSING MASK
The right face mask can have true, deep-cleansing power for your pores by lifting deep-rooted impurities and makeup residue. Make sure not to use one that is too harsh or you will be left with dry skin – a major no-no during the fall and winter seasons. Opt for one that nourishes as well, such as the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. Not only can you use it as a daily cleanser but also a nourishing mask. Post your Halloween fete, massage a teaspoon-sized amount over your face, neck and any other areas you may have makeup. Make sure to use your fingertips. Let it remain on your skin for about 10 minutes before gently wiping it off with a warm, wet washcloth. For any other cleansing mask, a good rule of thumb is to avoid leaving them on for too long, especially ones with ingredients like clay or acid which can have damaging results that dry out your skin.
THE MOISTURIZING MASK
The right face mask can protect your skin and reveal your glowing complexion. By giving your skin a boost of moisture, pre- and post-Halloween makeup, you can try to prevent any adverse reactions. For a super moisturizing mask, ELEMIS Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask is our go-to. This cream-based mask delivers intense hydration by infusing the skin with the necessary moisturizing ingredients to keep your skin supple, soft and soothed.
THE RADIANCE-BOOSTING MASK
This is key in any season where you are lathering makeup, running around, sleeping less and possibly drinking more. Whether Halloween or the Holidays, a replenishing mask should be your go-to to get your glow back. One of our favorites includes superfood to revive lackluster skin. It’s the ELEMIS Superfood Vital Veggie Mask. Within just 10 minutes, nutrient-dense super green extracts like wheatgrass and kale, penetrate your skin leaving your face hydrated, soft and smooth with a glow. If you need an extra boost, the award-winning mineral-rich ELEMIS Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask is always a great addition. Powered by thousands of fallen flowers, it instantly revitalizes your skin and reduces the appearance of pores.
Happy Halloween and happy masking!