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How to Pick the Perfect Mask

How to Pick the Perfect Mask

If your daily skincare ritual is an ice cream sundae, consider our face masks to be the cherry on top! Used to target specific skincare concerns, masks are a skincare essential we recommend using one to three times per week, depending on your skin type. 


How to Use Face Masks


Our masks come ready to go, no alchemy required. Using clean fingers (very important!) apply to clean, dry skin. Leave for ten to fifteen minutes, and remove with a warm face cloth, and follow with the rest of your skincare ritual. 


If you have oily or combination skin, reach for a mask two to three times per week. If your skin is on the drier or more sensitive side, less truly is more so we recommend using a mask only once or twice per week. It's always best to start with less and slowly work up so you can observe how your skin reacts.


When it's time to mask, your skincare routine should look something like this: cleanse, mist, exfoliate, mask, treat, elixir, oil, moisturize. Not sure which products to use for each of these steps? Discover your complete OM skincare regimen here.  


Our expert advice when it comes to masking is to get a little extra exfoliating power out of your masking ritual. When you're ready to remove, re-moisten the skin with some warm water and use your fingers to massage the mask into your skin for twenty to thirty seconds before removing completely. 

 

What Kind of Mask Should I Use?


It's nice to have a couple masks in rotation. Even if you have dry skin, you may want to keep a clarifying mask on hand for the occasional blemish, and vice versa. When it’s time to mask, reflect on how your skin looks and feels so you can choose the best mask for your skin.


Charcoal + Matcha Detoxifying Face Masque


When you want something clarifying, brightening, and full of antioxidants, reach for our Charcoal + Matcha Detoxifying Face Masque


As the name suggests, two of the key ingredients are charcoal and matcha. While charcoal draws out impurities in your complexion, matcha detoxifies, decreases sebum production, and brightens skin. We've blended these powerful ingredients with french clay for more detoxifying properties, along with several plant botanicals to support oily, blemish prone skin.


With skin that tends to be oily or blemish prone, this is a great mask to use once or twice a week or as needed. If you do have more sensitive skin, you can try using as a spot treatment rather than as an all over mask.


Superfruit AHA Brightening Masque


Craving a dose of brightness? Our Superfruit AHA Brightening Masque is for you!


We’ve created a unique superfruit complex from fruits like pomegranate, starfruit, passionfruit, kiwi, mangosteen, pineapple, lychee, Indian jujube and guava. The alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) are isolated from the fruits to gently yet effectively exfoliate your complexion, especially beneficial for dry, dull, and blemish prone skin.


We’ve added honey for it’s humectant properties, clay to help detoxify the skin, and plant botanicals to support dry, sensitive skin.


This is the mask we reach for when we want to brighten and revive our skin rather than clarify. You can also use this as a spot treatment, or mix masks by using our Charcoal + Green Tea Detoxifying Masque on oily areas and our Superfruit AHA Brightening Masque on dull areas.


We hope this guide helps you navigate your masking rituals. If you have any questions get in touch at info@omorganicscanada.com!

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