Masking is here to stay. There is no better way to both nourish your skin and get an instant boost of glow. It’s a way to pamper your skin, to rescue it, or to revitalise and prepare it for a big event. Three ways:
GlamGlow is our current favourite, with a mask for every situation, i.e., clearing, youth-inducing, hydrating, and firming. Our currrent favourite GlamGlow GlitterMask Gravity Mud Firming Treatment. Ask for sample pouches at Sephora (great to travel with).
Do it yourself with clay. Bentonite clay is my go-to, but remember it must be alternated with your retinol days! Bentonite benefits are endless, really; heals and regenerates skin tissue, draws out toxins, treats acne, unclog and shrinks pores, prevents blackheads, reduces appearance of scars, excellent exfoliation, evens out skin tone, leaves skin soft and glowing!
You can use this mask daily or weekly, but the first few times please experiment. (If you feel burning, immediately rinse off.) Mix a tablespoon of bentonite clay with a teaspoon of filtered water and a teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar (with mother, preferably). Smooth onto face, neck and décolletage and leave on for 10-20 minutes. Then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will feel amazing! Tone and moisturise as normal.
*If you use a spoon to mix them, make sure it isn’t metal because this causes metals to leach from the spoon into the clay, making the clay not as effective.
*If you have sensitive skin, apply a thinner layer and leave the mask on for a shorter time. Then increase the frequency depending on how your skin feels.
*Do not apply retinol products on the same days as you mask; this has the capacity to burn skin!
Or if a sleeping mask is more your thing, we love AMOREPACIFIC Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Masque. Apply evenly over cleansed and toned skin in place of your night moisturiser, let set for five minutes and sleep your way back to youth.
Luxuriate in a bath of salts and suds with your chosen mask, or sleep it off…it’s up to you.