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by Kristin Leitch •

At-Home Masks: why you should adopt them into your routine

Performing a mask at home is a perfect way to check many self care boxes. You can perform one in the comforts of your own space, wearing or drinking whatever you feel like.  It is the perfect excuse for some alone time, while doing your skin a service.  As relaxing as it is, you still must pay attention to your skin, and what it needs. Different masks serve different purposes, choose them wisely! Here I am going to breakdown different masks in a general categories to take the guesswork out.    HYDRATING MASKS Used for all skin types but especially for dry skin Can be used daily Specially in winter months, post skin procedure like laser or microneedling After sports like skiing where you may have wind burn or exposure to extreme cold Perfect for skin conditions such as rosacea In summer months after sun exposure to soothe and heal Key Ingredients: hyaluronic acid, glycerin, oils   Phyto Corrective Maskby SkinCeuticals Papaya Pumpkin Maskby Sorella Apothecary Peach and Honey Maskby Sorella Apothecary     CLARIFYING MASKS Oily and acne prone skin 1-2 times max per week max! Use before hormonal breakouts, or with excessive oil production in summer months Key Ingredients: clay, charcoal, zinc, sulfur   Rosehip Warming Maskby Sorella Apothecary Clarifying Clay Maskby SkinCeuticals     EXFOLIATING MASKS All skin types 1 time per week max Use all year round, careful with dry and comprimsed skin such as recent sun exposure or laser treatments They are brightening, so really great pre event or photoshoot Will treat sun damage and discolouration Great treatment melasma or hyperpigmentation with pregnancy Enzyme, acid peel or physical exfoliants Key Ingredients: bromeliad, glycolic acid, lactic acid, poppyseed   Mint Poppy Seed Polishby Sorella Apothecary   Blackberry Lime Fruitfoliant Enzyme (Pregnancy safe)by Sorella Apothecary   Performing at home skincare rituals like regular masking will prolong laser, microneeding and filler treatments as well, protecting and prolonging your investment.  Home masks for the WIN!!