More than skin deep: The many benefits of a facial mask

There’s a common misconception that face masks are purely cosmetic. It’s true that they can brighten skin, and reduce blemishes and signs of aging. But they are also used for general skin health as well as for specific skin conditions, and can contribute to the vitality and longevity of the largest organ of the body.

Nutrient boost. Quality facial masks with well-sourced ingredients act as a vehicle to carry vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients to the skin to improve its overall health. Covering your face with the mask for at least 10 minutes allows the time for ingredients to penetrate the surface of the skin and deliver an intense burst of nourishment.

Deep cleaning. Just like the kitchen or bathroom, the face on your skin gets a lot of use and can benefit from a deep cleaning in addition to your daily cleansing routine. Facial masks can help rid the skin of the buildup of oil, toxins, dirt, bacteria, and dead skin cells that accumulate over time – all of which can contribute to conditions like acne and premature aging.

When masks are removed by either rinsing the face with water, wiping off with a damp cloth, or peeling off of the face, they take the unwanted buildup with them.

Moisturizing. Moisturizing your face helps protect the skin from irritation, reduces the development of dryness and premature aging, and enhances the capacity of the skin to hold water—an essential element to healthy skin. Masks give your skin the opportunity to replenish moisture lost overtime, especially during drier seasons. 

Soothing. Masks can act as a vehicle for soothing ingredients that bring balance and calm to sensitive, easily irritated skin and skin prone to stress-induced redness or sunburn. 

Interested in trying one for yourself? Browse our seasonally inspired, organic facial masks to find the perfect match for your skin.