Skin Care Routines; Masque.

Why are masques so important?

There are a variety of Dermalogica masques, all specially formulated to help solve common skin care problems. These deep penetrating masques are formulated with multi vitamins, essential oils or natural emollients and sink into the skin to deliver exceptional results, leaving skin supple, ultra smooth and hydrated. Masques are ultra concentrated formulas applied to the face and left to set for maximum absorption and maximum results, leaving skin energised, beautifully soft and silky smooth. These masques also have special properties making them beneficial to client’s individual skin complaints; e.g. dry skin, ageing, breakouts.

Most facial masques include both moisturising and deep cleaning agents to allow pores to be deeply cleansed, ridding them of trapped dirt and oily build up which can help to prevent acne and frequent breakouts. Many masques can also help to speed up cell renewal to leave the skin looking vibrant, fresh and healthy.

What should I use?

If you are unsure what skin type you are, see a skin therapist where they can carry out an in-depth skin analysis and instruct you of how you should be looking after your skin.

A perfect tonic for dry skin to help quench the thirst is Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque, an

oil-free gel that restores critical moisture to dry skin. This gel helps to restore suppleness and reduce the appearance of fine lines using a combination of vitamin B5, and vitamins A, C and E. If you have chronically dry skin, try Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Masque instead. A creamy, moisture-replenishing masque that provides vital nourishment for ultra-dry skin, using multi-vitamins and nourishing honey for an intense masque experience.

How should I use a masque?

Apply a generous layer of masque all over the face and neck, avoiding the eye and mouth area. Leave to set for 15 minutes before thoroughly rinsing away. For best results, use after exfoliation and follow with toner and moisturiser for super clean, healthy skin. Use once or twice a week for an added boost to your skin care regime, making sure the masque you are using is prescribed specifically for you by your Dermalogica skin therapist. This could be for deep hydrating, pore refining or anti ageing.

A great anti-ageing masque is Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Recovery Masque, a concentrated blend of multi vitamins and botanical extracts work together to calm skin, while firming vitamin A and vitamin C help stimulate collagen production to improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

For skin that produces too much sebum and leaves skin feeling greasy and looking shiny, try Dermalogica Skin Refining Masque. The abundance of natural ingredients work together to fight breakouts and cleanse deep down into pores, while refreshing the skin.