When should you apply a face mask?
Seasonal Skincare Switch
I love face masks as a spa-like indulgence, especially when it’s been a long day! Even if it’s the type of mask that dries completely and you could run a marathon in it, something about layering a product on your face to sit for about 15-30 minutes forces you to slow down and relax!
There are so many different face mask options on the market that will aid in almost any skin need. You can choose from sheet masks or loose creams that you apply yourself, and I have to admit I prefer the latter by far. BY FAR. Is it just me or do all sheet masks feel like they just came out of the freezer right before you apply them?!
There are some face masks that would better serve you if applied in the morning! You’ll reap the benefits of glowing healthy skin instead of simply going to sleep with it!nFor masks that are hydrating, illuminating, glow-enhancing, or generally formulated to make your skin feel like you’ve just left the spa, try using those in the morning. And if you can swing it, go light (or barefaced) on days you do this! Savor the perfect skin from the mask and show it off to the world! One of the times I felt like my skin looked the absolute best was after a face mask when all I applied was a touch of concealer at my under eye area and a bit of highlighter on my cheekbones. I felt like my skin looked healthy, nourished and vibrant!
Generally, any treatment mask that is intended to deal with breakouts, pores, problem areas, or exfoliating should likely be saved for the evening. Take the time to cleanse your face really well before applying the mask so the product can work its magic.
You can also totally up your face mask game by applying it with a brush. I swear, even this $5 brush will make you feel like your are spoiling yourself. Not only is it more hygienic, but it feels nice to apply it on the skin this way!
While you are at it, throw a terry cloth headband like this one or this one in your shopping cart as well. These should be headache-free and keep all your hair out of your mask! And if you want some extra luxury, try this comfy robe!
Do you have a regular face mask routine?