Have the Dreaded Maskne?
There’s just nothing quite like a face mask to add some self care and pampering to your at home routine; and the right mask makes for much more than a relaxing evening, it can also improve your skin and fight some of the biggest skincare concerns. So, how often and which masks should you be using? We are going to break down a few of our favorite masks and techniques for you to try!
There’s two ways to multi-mask: divide & conquer or, layer them up! Dividing your face and applying multiple masks based on the concerns of each zone (think acne busting the lower half of your face for your maskne, while applying a brightening mask to fight pigmentation at your sideburns and forehead) is a great way to create bespoke skincare treatments at home. Layering your masks (always start with the lightest formula first!) makes for additional occlusion to help the active ingredients penetrate as deep as possible.
Why mask? Masks create a physical barrier for optimal absorption of concentrated active ingredients, making the right mask (or combination of masks) beneficial to every skincare routine.
How often can or should you mask? Is everyday too much? Not necessarily. Just make sure there are no exfoliating acids such glycolic-acid, which could irritate the skin if used too often. Masking everyday can boost hydration, but is not great for acne-prone skin as the physical barriers of masks can block pores, trapping bacteria in. One to three masks per week is optimal for most skin types. Let’s break down our favorite mask.
OUR FAVORITE MASKS
Glo Skin Beauty Charcoal Detox Mask:
The Charcoal Detox Mask is a two-in-one exfoliating treatment face mask that provides ultimate skin clearing. Ideal for drawing out impurities and combatting breakouts, this mask is suitable for most skin types and is especially effective for those with acne-prone and oily skin. With a filtering complex of Charcoal Powder, Kaolin Clay, and Bentonite Clay, powerful ingredients help draw out excess oil and impurities for a renewed, refreshed complexion.
We recommend using this mask 1-3 times per week, with improvements in skin clarity being achieved longer with regular long term use.
Glo Skin Beauty Phyto-Active Firming Mask:
The luxurious firming mask with platinum and pearl extracts infused Phyto-Active Firming Mask enriches skin with serum-strength firming and lifting. This mask helps repair skin’s moisture barrier improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restoring bounce and suppleness.
The phyto-nutrient rich antioxidants
and multipeptides via plant stem cells and superfruit complex work in synergy with skin’s natural renewal processes, repairing and refining elasticity and suppleness, revealing a softer, visibly more radiant complexion.
This mask is suitable for most skin types, although it is not recommended for sensitive and acne-prone skin.
Glo Skin Beauty Soothing Gel Mask:
This soothing cucumber mask helps provide instant cooling relief to sensitive and post procedure skin. Soothes, hydrates and tones while reducing the appearance of puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles.
This mask is great for soothing skin after extreme weather- perfect for after a day on the slopes or in the hot sun; as well as post treatment (or post retinol!) to sooth skin after treatments such as micro-needling, laser genesis, or peels.
Pro-Tip: This product is also great if you place it in the fridge prior to add a cooling effect upon application. Place under the eyes to help deputy and rehydrate.
This mask can be used up to 3 times per week.
Zo Complexion Clearing Mask (Sulfur Mask aka):
This clay based mask purifies pores and absorbs excess oil, preventing future breakouts while hydrating the skin to combat dryness. With sulfur to treat and prevent acne, reduce sebum and calm irritation, glycerin to replenish hydration & restorer barrier function, and kaolin & bentonite to absorb surface oils and remove debris to keep pores clear this mask is a powerful tool in your skincare regime.
Pro-Tip: This product is also great as a spot treatment for blemishes!
We recommend using this mask twice a week.
Zo Skin Brightening Sheet Mask:
Ok let’s be honest, If we could use this mask every day, we would. This powerful little sheet restores skin clarity, reduces pigmentation and discoloration and ensures a radiant, more even skin tone and texture.Citric, salicylic and lactic acids diminish pores, while arbutin and green tea, help to minimize the production of excess skin pigment and supply ample hydration to the tissues.
We recommend using as often as desired.