Masques: The Often Overlooked Game Changer

Do you use a weekly masque? They are crucial for every skin type and are often missing from skin care routines.

When selecting a masque, consider your skin type and what you're trying to achieve. Is your skin dry, oily, combination, or normal? Do you want to increase radiance, decrease breakouts, balance, or hydrate?

It is also important to commit to using the masque regularly and consistently. Most people benefit from using a masque every week. Make sure to thoroughly cleanse and remove all makeup before treating your skin with a masque for optimal results.

 

If your skin is dry and parched...

Try Aveda's Intensive Hydrating Masque. This masque rehydrates and soothes with aloe, rosewater, and lavender. For an extra refreshing treatment, keep it in the fridge before using. This masque can also be applied in a thin layer and left on overnight for an intense shot of moisture.

 

If you're oily or combination and need balance...

Deep Cleansing Herbal Clay Masque is perfect for combination or oily skin types. Unlike other clay masques, it is not overly drying (which can actually lead to increased oil production). This masque can also be used as a spot treatment on breakouts.

 

If you want to increase radiance and glow...

Tourmaline Charged Radiance Masque features tourmaline and gentle exfoliants to reduce dullness and energize the skin. This one is great for adding a glow to dull winter skin. This one is a great all around masque that can be used on most skin types.

 

If you have active breakouts that need soothing...

Outer Peace Cooling Masque instantly calms red, irritated skin while helping to prevent new breakouts. Most masques for acne tend to over dry and irritate breakouts due to harsh ingredients. This one gently calms and clears them.

 

When you have more than one skin concern...

An important thing to keep in mind is that you can rotate different masques based on what your skin needs. Another option is to apply different masques to different areas of your face. This is ideal for skin that may be oilier or drier in some areas or if you only have breakouts in one area. Living Aveda Blog discusses this at great length in their Guide to Multimasking post (click here to read it).