Applying a face mask to maximise its benefits
If you’re anything like me, the first time I applied a face mask I kind of thought that the longer I left it on, the more effective it would be… hmmm!?! How wrong I was. My mask ended up so dry I had to scrub pretty hard to get it off. Needless to say, I ended up with a pretty red face, literally and figuratively. Regardless of which of our skin loving masks you are applying (and we've formulated four beauties), the steps to getting the most out of your mask is the same.
Start by mixing one to two capfuls with enough water, hydrosol or cooled tea (Protect My Face, Purify My Face or Revive My Face) or water/milk or yoghurt (Rescue my face is pretty special when mixed with an organic natural yoghurt) to form a thick paste.
You then need to start with a clean face, free of make-up, dirt and oils. Wash your face with warm water using a cleanser; the warm water will open your pores and allow the botanicals to do their thing. For best results exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells, this will help your skin absorb the mask better. Gently pat skin dry.
Using a soft bristled brush (yep, we stock a super soft, vegan brush) apply the mask evenly to your face and neck. If you don’t have a brush, you can use clean finger tips. Best to avoid contact with your eyes and mouth.
Leave the mask to work its magic for 10- 15 minutes and then remove the mask using lukewarm water and a soft cloth. When using clay-based masks, it is important not to leave them on too long. Always follow the instructions on how long to leave them on. Lovingly pat dry your skin.
Apply toner (our Blossom and Plum Toner does the trick, smells delish and is free from all the nasty stuff) to shrink your pores and lock in all the masks goodness. Then follow with your favourite moisturizer or serum. We love our Face Love Elixir or Face Love Elixir Lite!
We know you'll love the masks as much as we do and they will very quickly become part of your self love ritual.