5 Reasons to Apply a Natural Face Mask Right Now for Glowing Holiday Skin
Why should you use a face mask?
Face masks are one of my favourite skin care products. They’re easy to apply, fun to use and are great at delivering results often after one or two weekly applications. My favourite thing about applying a good face mask is the feeling of tightened and toned skin after a single use. And what a great way to get your face HOLIDAY GLOW READY!
Should everyone use a face mask?
Absolutely. Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help detoxify your skin by pulling out impurities, brighten, hydrate, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores.
Your Very Own At Home Spa!
Another advantage of wearing a DIY face mask: the feeling of being pampered like you’re at a spa from the comfort of your own home.
Every healthy skin care regimen includes daily use and weekly use products. You can use a face mask once a week, or you can use it more then that depending on your skin and your skin care concerns. Both men and women can benefit significantly from using a mask and here’s why.
5 Reasons to Apply a Natural Face Mask Right Now
1. Relaxation ~ Tip: Add Essential Oils
Face masks offer results that improve the overall appearance of your skin AND they can also be quite therapeutic. When they’re infused with aromatic essential oils like mint and rosemary, a face mask can lift your spirit by stimulating your senses. Using a face mask should be treated as a luxury. Set aside a bit of “me” time when you decide to give yourself a mask. Draw a hot bath, light some candles and let the magic of the mask begin to work. You’ll be drawn into a wonderful, sensory experience that will not only relax the mind and spirit but will also leave you with fabulous looking skin.
2. Deep cleansing ~ Tip: Add apple cider vinegar
Sure, cleansing each day helps to clean your skin by removing dirt, oil, makeup and impurities from the surface of the skin. But did you know that proper masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level? Only a good facial mask can help to draw out impurities that hide beneath the top layers of the epidermis. Some people say that their skin goes through a “detoxing” when they use a mask, because they actually notice the changes in the skin while this is happening. Masks are incredible at providing this deeper cleansing process, which leads to an improvement in the appearance of pores that you can see and feel. Try adding 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to your face mask mixture to get a deep cleanse.
3. Unclog pores ~ Tip: Add organic honey
Masking with a product like our "Pure Kisses"that contains Bentonite clay helps to remove dirt and absorb excess oils. It’ll also help to remove the build-up of dead skin cells that accumulate on your skin. When you remove all the debris from the surface of your skin, it’ll help to unclog pores, too. We all know that clogged pores are nothing but trouble. Yucky stuff gets trapped in your pores and gets pushed deep down into the pore where bacteria can develop. Once that bacteria starts to grow it’s all over for our skin, because we will soon get a blemish, a flurry of breakouts or even one giant pimple that will wreak havoc on our life for several days. Regular face masks help to keep your skin surface clean and our pores unclogged. This is an excellent reason to use your face mask right now.
4. Glowing skin ~ Tip: Add a ripe avocado to your face mask
Masks can help brighten the complexion and stimulate blood circulation. The process of the mask drying on your skin and beginning to harden, along with the removal of the mask, causes an expansion in the blood vessels in your skin. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. You’ll be left with brighter, softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance. So, relax, feel the tingle, breathe and wait for your skin transformation.
5. Helps your overall regimen ~ Tip: Make Fridays your Face Masking Fri-Yay!
Masking helps all of your other natural skin care products work more efficiently. If you want your day lotions, serums and nighttime products to be absorbed by your skin quicker and deeper, then a face mask is a must. By masking on a regular basis, you can ensure that your toning, hydrating and protecting products will all perform better, providing you with the results you’re looking to achieve at a much faster pace.
Be prepared to make a mess especially when you add food to the process. If you’re going to apply a face mask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face. Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask. But, hey, that’s the fun of it all.
Step 1: Be prepared to make a mess especially when you add food to the process. If you’re going to apply a face mask while relaxing in the tub, you don’t have to worry about making a mess. You can cover your face, neck and throat and just relax. If you don’t have time for a bath, then take the time to pull back your hair so it’s not near your face. Be sure to wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy. Chances are, you’ll make a bit of a mess when you use a mask. But, hey, that’s the fun of it all.
Step 2: I always recommend starting with a freshly cleansed face. Use your daily cleanser to remove all of the surface dirt, oils and makeup before you apply your mask. This will help to ensure that you receive all of the benefits your face mask was designed to deliver.
Step 3: Using damp hands, apply your mask directly onto your damp skin. Remember, it’s called a face mask for a reason. You should look like you’re wearing a mask when you put it on. Never rub the mask directly into your skin in face it is best to use an old clean makeup brush to apply it like frosting on a cupcake. Be sure to avoid the eye area, keep your nostrils clear and extend the mask from your face, down your neck and throat. I always treat my neck as an extension of my face.
Step 4: Enjoy doing nothing for 10-15 minutes. You can use this time to relax, style your hair, check your email—whatever you want.
Step 5: It’s time to remove the mask. Masks are designed to adhere to your skin. You don’t want to be too rough when removing it. Use plenty of water and a wash cloth to gently wash away the mask. Pat, don’t rub, your skin dry with a towel.
It doesn’t get any easier than that when it comes to using a mask to help detox your face or to brighten your skin.
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Clean Kiss Organics was founded by Family Natural Health Expert, Jodie Pappas, out of her own personal quest to find natural products for herself and her family that ACTUALLY worked. After first creating her signature natural deodorant, she went on to produce a full line of skincare and body products.
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