Thanks to COVID-19, it might be awhile before you can book your next facial, but don’t despair: You definitely don’t have to ruin your skin for the sake of social distancing. Create your own spa-worthy face mask experience in your own home. According to skincare expert and general manager of Solaya Spa & Salon, Renae Cassam, just like your mental and physical health, your skin needs extra attention when stress and anxiety levels are high.
“Especially during these stressful times, skincare is a necessity,” Cassam says. “I have seen so many success stories (including my own) with clients using the right products for their specific needs. It is important to change up your routine based on the seasons and try out new products to see how they work for you.”
Cassam and her team of skincare experts at Solaya Spa & Salon have done the homework for you, rounding up the best face masks to DIY and buy.
Saturday Morning Mask
As you make breakfast, prep a post-meal mask to wear while catching up on your favorite weekend morning shows.
- Combine one egg yolk, one tablespoon of honey, and one tablespoon of olive oil with 1/2 cup of oatmeal.
- Stir well, then apply it to your face for 15–20 minutes.
- Rinse with lukewarm water, and then moisturize.
Pro Tip: You will want to rinse off this mask in the kitchen sink—it’s drain is friendlier to rinsing off oatmeal.
'Hello, Summer' Mask
We love the happy feeling we get when slicing open oranges for this face mask. To give yourself a boost, brighten your skin with this honey-citrus mask.
- Combine three tablespoons of orange juice with 1/4 cup of honey.
- Rub the mixture over your face, and turn on your favorite playlist while masking for 15 minutes.
Pro Tip: Rinse with lukewarm water, and follow with your favorite moisturizer.
The Sweet Treat Mask
Many of us have found ourselves trying new things in the kitchen with the extra time at home. Set aside a few ingredients from your next baking extravaganza and treat your skin to the softening and brightening effects of this chocolate-coffee mask.
- Combine one tablespoon raw cacao powder, one tablespoon fine coffee grounds, 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut milk yogurt, and two drops lavender essential oil.
- Apply to the face, and allow the mask to harden for 15–20 minutes.
- Wash gently with warm water.
Pro Tip: Remove any excess with a washcloth, and apply your favorite moisturizer to finish.
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Our new Deep-Clearing Mud Masque is the perfect deep-cleansing and clarifying treatment to detox skin without stripping + minimize pore size. Prep skin for the Spring months ahead with our simple, yet efficient, detox routine. ✨ 1. Start by cleansing skin with our Deep-Cleansing Botanical & Enzymatic Oil, either on its own or mixed with a hint of Clay-Mud Cleansing Powder. ✨ 2. Post-cleansing, apply our Deep-Clearing Mud Masque and leave for 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. ✨ 3. If you have dry or dehydrated skin, moisturize with The Prebiotic Emulsion. If you have oily skin or are prone to breakouts, moisturize with our Sheer Brew Botanical Gel and finish by applying the Botanical Poultice Imperfections Minimizer on areas of concern. ✨ 4. To rejuvenate skin glow around the eye zone, use Eye Unveiler 422 in the AM and Eye-Contour Botanical Gel in the PM to reduce eye puffiness.
Deep Clearing Mud Masque by Orveda
This is a weekly care treatment that thoroughly cleans the skin in five minutes, and it’s especially beneficial for skin prone to imperfections, visible pores, and excessive shine. We love the green, creamy, bio-fermented, mattifying, and non-drying texture of this mask, which reveals skin radiating a flawless glow. Available at Solaya Salon & Spa or Orveda.
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Now that we spend more time at home, why not stop for a few minutes to enjoy a relaxing “Me Moment” with a mask? Or maybe you prefer to practice #multimasking? Whatever you decide, do not miss our stories. Masks are the focus for our third “Spa at Home” ritual. Tune in this week with Hanna Ralston, Education Manager in the US to discover the different types of masks available, how to enhance benefits and when to use them. If you missed any of our “Spa at Home” segments, check them out on our Highlights. #StayHome #NaturaBisse
Diamond White Glowing Mask by Naura Bissé
This powerful lightening mask acts to depigment skin while calming, soothing, and hydrating. The pomegranate extract’s powerful antioxidant qualities enhance the depigmentation action, guaranteeing a radiant shine. Available at Solaya Salon & Spa or Natura Bissé.
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Diamond Radiance Collagen Lip Mask by KNESKO
These single treatment lip packs gently exfoliate, hydrate, brighten, and soothe. Designed to be oversized, the diamond microspheres in this mask reach the full lip-contour area, including the upper lip beneath the nose and a portion of the skin. Available at Solaya Spa & Salon or KNESKO.