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. 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. A powerful moisturizing mask is the award-winning ELEMIS Ultra Smart Pro-Collagen Aqua Infusion Mask. It delivers instant moisture and creates a film along the skin’s barrier to help reduce water loss. To boot, it offers powerful anti-aging benefits since a blend of three potent algae and Orange African Bulbine improve the appearance of deep-set lines and wrinkles, for a smoother-looking complexion.

 

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 the award-winning, cult-favorite ELEMIS Peptide⁴ Thousand Flower Mask which is formulated with glow-boosting ingredients such as Nordic Peat, buds of White, and Violet Willows, and Humic and Fulvic Acids. The Lactic Acid and Willow Complex within this black, velvety mask gently exfoliate, promoting a smoother, more even skin tone and texture. Powered by thousands of fallen flowers, it instantly revitalizes your skin and reduces the appearance of pores.

 

THE ALL-IN-ONE MASK

If you need a little bit of everything after a hectic Halloween season, the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Tri-Acid Peel packs powerful results yet is gentle enough for every skin type. Formulated with a Tri-Acid Complex, it lifts away dull and dead skin cells, reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, brightens the skin, and minimizes pores. In addition, it supports the skin’s moisture barrier, leaving your skin firm and hydrated. It’s a treat!

Happy Halloween and happy masking!

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