As Halloween approaches, many of us start thinking about costumes and masks. Here at TIMETOSPA, we're also thinking about masks - but not the kind you only wear on Halloween. We're talking about ones that give back to you. Beauty masks can help hydrate, soothe, exfoliate, plump up and brighten your skin. They can also prepare your skin for makeup before Halloween festivities begin, and restore it afterward so you avoid any scary side effects from costume makeup. Just be sure to use them consistently – 2 to 3 times per week should do the trick. Here are a few masks that will keep scary skin issues at bay:

The Deeply Cleanse Your Skin 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 as a nourishing mask. Following 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 Powerful 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 Glow-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 Multi-Tasking Mask (If You Have No Time)

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!

The Post-Party Eye Mask

Whether it is bags under your eyes, or your Halloween makeup did a number on them, give this area some love – especially after heavy makeup use (although prevention is always the best route). Reach for the moisture-plumping ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask which has all the TLC your under-eye area will need and more. Think next-generation flash filler Hyaluronic Acid, wrinkle-reducing Watermelon Snow Algae, and antioxidant-rich Bush Clover. You can opt to use it as a hydrating primer before your makeup, a moisturizing balm over your makeup, or a replenishing post-Halloween party anti-aging mask. It’s full of treats and love for this sensitive area.

Masks are a vital part of any skincare routine, and with so many options available, there’s definitely one out there that can help address your particular concerns. And what could be better than using a mask to help get your skin ready for all the Halloween fun - or recover from it? So go ahead and give one (or two) a try – your skin will thank you! Happy Halloween and happy masking!


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