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Masking 101: The Benefits of Facial Masks

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There's no facial treatment I enjoy more than a face mask. It's incredibly beneficial for the skin and allows you to press pause for 10-20 minutes to focus on self-care. If you're new to masking or on the hunt for something new, here are four masks that will help you with your skincare needs and concerns.

Pumpkin Enzyme Masque by Shamanuti

While pumpkins make for cute fall décor and are delicious in pie, they also serve as an amazing ingredient in skincare! Shamanuti's Pumpkin Enzyme Masque contains pumpkin as the first ingredient, which is rich in antioxidants and a natural exfoliant. Lemon and sugarcane are also found in this mask and provide additional brightening effects, while allspice and cinnamon bark promote circulation.

 

Honey & Myrrh Facial Mask by Wild Hill Botanicals

This mask contains a base of organic honey and provides the skin with an array of amino acids, minerals, and vitamins. Since honey is a humectant and an emollient, Wild Hill's Honey & Myrrh Facial Mask is excellent for anyone with dehydrated and/or dry skin. It's also beneficial for oily and acne-prone skin since myrrh helps control oil production and poplar bud oil promotes healing of inflamed and damaged skin. The addition of copaiba essential oil assists in firming the skin and healing acne scarring. 

 

Ancient Mud Mask by Cocoon Apothecary

Cocoon Apothecary's Ancient Mud Mask smells delicately of roses. It contains dead sea mud and Canadian glacial marine clay to detoxify and purify the skin. These ingredients also assist in removing excess oil and provide essential nutrients to remineralize the skin. Neroli and rose absolute are two other ingredients present in this product. They add calming and soothing properties to the mask and aid in refining pores. *Not for highly sensitive skin.

 

Superfood Mask + Scrub by Graydon

Packed with 15 different superfoods, Graydon's Superfood Mask + Scrub provides a plethora of skin-renewing benefits. It contains vitamins C and D2 to repair damaged tissue, green coffee extract to fight free radicals and licorice root to soothe inflammation and redness. It also contains shiitake mushroom, which is renowned for its ability to brighten the skin, and papaya powder to gently exfoliate.  

 

Application Process

Before you apply your mask, first prep your skin to ensure it receives the full benefits of the mask. I suggest washing your face with a mild cleanser and gently wiping your face with an organic facial cloth to remove any excess debris. Next, take a moment to read the instructions and apply the mask using clean fingertips or a brush. Then, sit back and relax while sipping on your favourite cup of tea. Once you've washed off the mask, your skin will be left feeling nothing less than rejuvenated!