BEAUTY 101: Top 5 Beauty Tips for Making the Most of Your FACE MASK

When you take masking seriously…

When you take masking seriously…

ARE YOU MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FACE MASK?

TOP 5 BEAUTY TIPS for masking

Face masks are making a strong comeback into my beauty rituals this season. As the weather begins to change, my skincare routine also changes. Most importantly, my fall beauty routines remind me to slow down and take care of myself, especially during times of transition when things can get hectic!

Beauty tip 1 / SET THE STAGE: So you made a point to take time out of your hectic day to focus on yourself!! YESS QUEEN. But remember, environment is actually super critical to treating yourself to the quality relaxation and rejuvenation that you deserve! Make a point to set the atmosphere. If the environment isn’t comfortable, then your body will have a more difficult time letting go of accumulated tension. Block a good amount of uninterrupted time for self-care and protect it with everything you have! Lock the door and turn off your phone. Set the scene and light some candles or palo santo while the record player spins something really groovy.

Beauty tip 2 / PREP YOUR SKIN: Before applying a face mask, I ritualistically prepare my skin by cleansing it. I use a very gentle cleanser, pat dry and then spritz my face with rose water. As the rose water drys, I dab a small amount of eye gel or eye cream around my eyes to hydrate this delicate area and protect it from the treatment mask.

Beauty tip 3 / MULTITASK LIKE A MILLENNIAL: I love to apply multiple complementary treatments at once… self-care multitasking is a must for me in this modern world. More often than not, I’ll apply a lip mask and set a deep conditioner in my hair to make the most of my self-care time. I also love to use clay masks as body masks. I’ll apply the clay to exposed areas such as the décolleté and areas with flaky skin like the back of my legs, back of my arms and booty. If I am feeling really generous with my time, I will paint my nails or sip on herbal tea while the mask does its thing.

Beauty tip 4 / GO HANDS FREE:  Applying your mask with finger tips is fine, but I find that I get a much better and more even application when I use a mask spatula. It is amazing for larger areas as well. If you are using a clay, apply a thin amount of mask but enough to sufficiently cover the area. If a thick amount is applied, the mask will not dry as well!

Beauty tip 5/ WASH AWAY THE OLD:  When your face mask has dried and it’s time to come off, simply place a warm, wet washcloth over your face and lightly compress it onto your skin for a few seconds. Repeat this a few times to help loosen up and dissolve the face mask from your skin. This tip will make the rinsing off process much easier and gentler on your skin. You can use soft circular motions to exfoliate any particularly rough, dry, or flaky areas.