Thursday, September 1, 2016

THE FACE THIS Ultimate Guide to Face Masques!

It’s all over Instagram: supermodels and celebrities are sharing their secret weapon beauty treatments, scary face masques and all, proving that – more or less- they are just like the rest of us with, pimples, dry skin, rosacea, etc. 

Sheet masques are ready-to-use and come infused skin brightening and tightening ingredients.  Charcoal and magnetic masques draw out pollutants and blackheads. Others are super hydrating and calming.  You don’t need to go for a facial or to a spa to reap the benefits of masques, as they are now available at every price point and so convenient to use that they should be a part of your regular beauty routine.

There are so many new options available now that it can be hard to choose just the right one,  so here is the FACE THIS Ultimate guide to Face Masques to make choosing the right ones for you easier:

Clay Masques: 

Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty – contains china clay and mint to exfoliate and calm redness.
Origins Clear improvement – contains active charcoal to draw out impurities and refine pores.

Hydrating Gel Masques:

Fresh Cosmetics Rose Face Mask – calms, tones and hydrates with rose water and rose petals.
Laneige Renewal Water Sleeping Mask – overnight masque for deep hydration.

Breakout Control Masques: 

Dead Sea Mud Mask – draws excess oils out of the skin for less breakouts.
Patchology Smartmud No Mess Mud Masque – a no-mess sheet masque infused with charcoal and volcanic ash to detox skin.

Tightening Masques: 

Kate Somerville Age Arrest Hydrating Firming Mask – wear overnight to tighten and brighten the skin, remove pollutants, and increase collagen.
Dr. Brandt’s Magnetight Age-Defier Mask – uses magnetic properties to pull out pollutants from the skin, and leaving behind skin-firming peptides.

Glowing Skin Masques:

Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment – treats discoloration and breakouts.
Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial – with “Super C” vitamin absorption for antioxidant properties.

Do-It-Yourself Natural Masques:
For those caught with skin troubles and no masques in the cabinet, or those who are committed to an all-natural approach, you only need to look in your kitchen for ingredients that have been applied to skin as far back as ancient Egypt.  Legendary beauties like Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Helen of Troy were some of the first women to use makeup, and they routinely utilized skin-pampering ingredients to cleanse and treat their faces and bodies.  It was such an important part of their beauty ritual that they even documented it on the walls of their tombs and temples – first recorded use of social media??  I think so!  Maybe not such a twenty first century invention after all!  These ingredients have been used throughout history to treat skin and for good reason, as they are effective and safe, and often the basis of commercially available masques:

Honey and Banana – to moisturize

Warm water + oatmeal + plain yogurt + honey – calms redness

Egg white + turmeric + orange juice – reduces pores and tightens skin

Plain Yogurt + avocado + honey – treats dry skin

Olive oil + brown sugar – exfoliates the skin

For the do-it-yourselfers who want to make a variety of natural gel masques themselves, the Beauty Juicer is just that – a juicer that gives you the option to add a collagen capsule to create the perfect gel masque, fresh and ready to use.  It comes with lots of recipes for masques, and since it is an actual juicer, you can skip the masque and simply make your own juices if you choose.  There are even recipes for things to make with the leftovers after making your gel masque, as well as natural scrubs.  Win-win.  Beauty inside and out!
Add a weekly or bi-weekly masque to your beauty routine and watch your skin begin to glow and absorb your treatment products so much better.  And while you are at it, take a selfie!  Just like the stars!

For my DIY Coffee Mask to Depuff click here  

For my DIY Seaweed Mask for Face and Hair click here

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