At-Home Masking in 1.2.3. The Best Way to Brighten Up, and Clean Up Skin in Between Studio Facials

  1. Yes, mask at home in between appointments. To get started, clean up your skin, get all your makeup off, and get your masks out.

  2. Read the ingredients, not the claims, to make sure it fits your lifestyle and ecological expectations. Listen to your skin, not their marketing budget. Honey, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, probiotics, and kaolin are all great ingredients to look for. Also, we prefer ones that are non-comedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing, dermatologist tested, and cruelty-free.

  3. Use two different masks to address your needs. A lot of people like deep cleaning or pore reducing in the t-zone and moisturizing or redness reduction on the cheeks and neck. The one thing to remember about clay masks? Once it’s dry, buh bye. Rinse it off and re-hydrate your skin. Leaving it on past the drypoint leads to leaching good moisture out of your skin; its work is done. Bonus: add a 3rd mask, the GM Collin Instant Radiance Eye Patches (available here at our Studio!), especially if you’re masking and prepping for an event where you will be photographed. Mwah! So amazing.

Our favorite at-home masks: Odacité Synergie Immediate Perfecting Mask; Farmacy Bright On Vitamin C; Herbivore Blue Tansy.


Ingredients to avoid in your masks:

Mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA or phthalates, Sulfates SLS and SLES, formaldehyde, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, coal tar, hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban.

Want to shortcut all of this? Grab a sheet mask (love Tatcha), apply, and spin up Netflix.