4 Ways to Mask Your Way to Better Skin

By  August 19, 2013

Who wouldn’t want to kick off the week and recoup from behaving a little badly when it comes to our skin? The easiest way to make amends? Chill out and give your skin a little TLC with help of a mask. If you have more than one skin issue to tackle you can use a (clean) foundation brush to apply your masks where they’re needed most. In case you’re not sure which to use first, we have remedies for all of your skin gripes covered:

Brightening – There’s nothing like a slew of dark spots or dulled skin to bring your look down. Gel based mask like Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask grasps onto impurities and pulls them out while a face-shaped cloth masks like Shiseido’s White Lucent Power Brightening Mask can be saturated with skin brightening technology like Ion Force Technology to zap dark spots and even tone for a much brighter outlook.

Oil Control – When your sebum production has gone into overdrive, it can cause your skin to trap impurities and cause breakouts. Zap the oil before it starts by slathering a bit of Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque to remove excess oil toxins or sleep in Dr. Dennis Gross’ Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask to shrink pores and blackheads so you wake up with clearer skin.

Moisturizing – Whether your skin is naturally dry or the change in seasons sucks the moisture from your skin, it needs to maintain balance in order to avoid irritation and worse peeling! Quench you skin’s thirst with Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask or Lush’s The Sacred to feed your face (and skin) properly.

Lip – Just like your lips need exfoliation to stay plush, a good mask specifically for your pout like Kaplan MD’s Lip 20 Mask, formulated with high & low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, can restore the skin of your lips to plump perfection.