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, 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/yogurt (Rescue my face) 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 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 to shrink your pores and lock in all the masks goodness and follow with your favourite moisturiser or serum. Our favourite is our Face Love Elixir!
We hope you love the masks as much as we do
Tam and Sarah xx