Wondering if you should add a facial mask to your regular skincare routine, and what a good mask can do for you? Most skincare experts would agree that regardless of your age, skin type, or beauty goals, the world of masking products has something to offer everyone. Keep reading for a full rundown on why we love masks and what we recommend:
The Benefits: A Few Good Reasons To Invest In A Mask For Your Skincare
#1: Masks deeply infuse active ingredients - One of the primary perks of most mask formulas is that they are designed to be highly concentrated and deliver beneficial ingredients deep into the skin. As a result, the effects tend to be long lasting and can create results on par with a trip to your favorite spa. This also makes masking a very effective approach to achieving your skincare goals, as the active ingredients can be tailored to produce brightening effects, encourage rejuvenation, manage acne, and more.
#2: Masks are the ultimate multitasking product - Another reason why masking treatments work so well is that they are often created to address multiple aspects of your skincare and tackle more than one condition or concern at once. For example, a mask may provide exfoliation effects for smoothing and softening, while also hydrating and moisturizing the skin to create a supple complexion and a glowing finish.
#3: Masks can be used to uplevel your skincare and your self care - If you are already in the habit of practicing consistent daily care for your skin, you may wonder if you even need to add a mask, but the truth is just about anyone can benefit from incorporating this step once per week, or even a few times weekly. The skin nutrition provided by your mask formula will act as added enhancement to your routine, but additionally the ritual of applying your mask and allowing it to set, can be a good opportunity to press pause and treat yourself, thereby lowering stress levels and promoting overall wellness.
Mask Ingredients To Look For + What They Can Do For Your Skin
For leveraging all of the amazing benefits of masks and providing targeted treatment, one of our newest favorite products is our Pumpkin Mask with 5% Glycolic Acid. The formula features a blend of some of skincare’s best ingredients including:
Pumpkin - Rich with vitamins, minerals, and exfoliating enzymes, pumpkin is a gentle yet highly effective ingredient that can help improve skin texture, polishing away dead or dry skin to reveal a healthy glow.
Glycolic Acid - Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that helps promote cellular turnover and rejuvenation, making it beneficial for a number of skin concerns and conditions. It’s great for both acne and aging skin.
- Vitamin C - In skincare, Vitamin C goes by many names, but in particular we love Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate for its ability to boost the skin with all the benefits of C. Vitamin C is highly antioxidant, helps support skin immunity, and is also an amazing natural brightener for improving dull skin.
Rosemary Leaf Extract - Appearing in many beauty formulas, rosemary leaf extract is known for its ability to promote balance in the skin. It is naturally anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antioxidant.
- Meadowfoam Seed Oil - For enriching the skin with intense moisture, meadowfoam seed oil is incredibly nourishing. It can help to plump the skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, while also promoting moisture retention for long-lasting results.