Forget the image of gentle, pampering treatments with cucumber-covered eyes. Whether you're fighting blemishes or calming irritated skin, masks can expedite results. But, beware, not any mask will do. Look for concentrated solutions containing powerful, highly-purified ingredients with corrective problem-solvers. (Cucumbers optional.)
Concern: Blemishes and Breakouts
Solution: Clear Mask by COSMEDIX
For those battling acne-prone, oily and combination skin, every day is a struggle to maintain balance. Most problem skin regimens focus on keeping skin clean and pores clear of dirt and impurities. Exfoliation is a key part of this process sloughing away dead skin cells and other things that can clog pores and trigger breakouts. Clear by COSMEDIX targets pore-clogging debris and clarifies skin with a concentrated blend of salicylic acid €” a known blemish-fighting beta hydroxy acid €” purifying sulfur and highly absorbent minerals. Used weekly (more frequently for excessively oily skin), this detoxifying mask can augment your daily clarifying regimen for more dramatic results in less time.
Concern: Dull Skin
Solution: Pure Enzymes By COSMEDIX
It can take up to 28 days for your skin to turn over. That number increases with age. As dead skin cells accumulate, it can leave your complexion looking dull. Regular exfoliation can help reestablish its youthful vibrancy. Pure Enzymes uses natural cranberry enzymes and lactic acid to gently melt away dead skin and enhance turnover for a younger-looking radiance. Used alone or as a complement to other exfoliating treatments, this plant-based mask is ideal for all skin types, particularly those with signs of premature aging or with congested skin.
Concern: Clogged Pores
Solution: Blue Agave Mask by PÃœR
Sometimes what is aggravating your skin isn't coming from the inside out. It's coming from the outside in. Daily pollution and environmental factors are settling into your pores and affecting your complexion, making it look dull, dry and damaged. Blue Agave Mask's Energy Complex jumpstarts your skin's natural metabolism with green tea, ginseng and Vitamin B for the look of plumper, hydrated and refreshed skin.
Solution: Beauty Parfait by Aloette
We all know that popping some probiotics helps balance gut bacteria – but did you know it can also bring balance to your skin? The Beauty Parfait is a probiotic yogurt treatment that restores balance to your skin in two ways. First, probiotics help soothe irritation, so say bye bye to redness. Second, the yogurt, lactic acid and papaya extracts help exfoliate the skin and curb bacterial overgrowth that can stimulate acne. A few Beauty Parfait treatments will have your skin looking calmer, hydrated and smoother without the calories.