Make the most of your masks - they usually have a rich concentration of ingredients so don’t rush this part. Raid your kitchen cupboard for extra goodness to combine with them. Honey is nourishing and healing making it a great all rounder. Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) is fantastic to add into clay masks for an extra decongesting and probiotic boost. You can also add a few drops of your favourite face oil to really enhance the results of the mask. If you’re experiencing different conditions on different areas of the face, multi-masking is a fantastic way to deliver a tailored treatment at home. Our face map is a great guide on what masks to apply in each area.
If your mask is clay based or a sheet mask, make sure you remove it before it dries, as they can actually remove all that precious moisture from your skin if left too long. If your mask is cream based, a beautiful trick is to massage it in a very thin layer into the skin before going to bed and sleep with it overnight. You then should wake up with a plump, hydrated and nourished complexion.
Top Tip - When the mask is on, close your eyes and use the time to do some meditation or breathing exercises. Cucumber slices might feel a bit retro but they do have a calming and hydrating effect so don’t skip them if you have some in in the fridge ;). Alternatively, use teaspoons that have been chilling in the fridge and rest them on closed eyes to reduce puffiness.