Mask Obsessed

Posted on December 09, 2017

Here at Red Scout we can’t get enough of the infamous facemask! Providing so many great benefits to the skin, the facemask has been one of the hottest beauty trends of 2017. There are so many masks and so little time. So, here are the benefits of our favourite masks so you can choose the one that’s right for you!

Woman with a mask on her face and hair wrapped in a towel smiling.
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1. Clay/Mud

Clay masks offer many benefits to your skin by using capillary action to absorb substances on the skin’s surface, as well as beneath. These substances can include sebum, bacteria, water and other toxins and irritants. They can also exfoliate dead skin cells and blackheads without friction.

Two girls laying down with clay/mud masks on.
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2. Serum/Sheet Masks

Soaked in powerful ingredients, single use sheet masks are like serums as they are infused with products that provide anti-aging levels of hydration. Korean beauty has taken sheet masks to another level, becoming one of the most popular trends in the beauty world. Diverse and effective, these sheet masks work wonders to increase moisture levels and aid in the detoxification process.

Woman holding a sheet mask in her hands prior to applying it to her face.
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3. Gel

Gel facemasks can potentially reduce puffiness, dark circles and inflammation caused by allergens. Facemask Hack: Pop your gel mask in the refrigerator, once it’s chilled, apply to your skin. The cold mask can help to constrict the blood vessels in the skin, particularly under the eyes, which can reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Woman applying gel face mask to her face.
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4. Crème

A crème mask is designed to moisturise and soothe dry or irritated skin. This type of mask is generally applied to freshly cleansed skin, and should remain on the skin for about 10-30 minutes. Using a crème mask can reduce the signs of ageing and the appearance of wrinkles.

Woman applying creme mask to her face.
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5. Paper/Patch Wipes

Whether it’s allergies or lack of sleep, there are many things that can cause trouble for your eyes. Whether you’re dealing with puffiness, dehydration, fine lines or dark circles there are many eye patch masks available to save your skin and give your eyes the wake up call they need.

Woman with eyes closed and eye patch masks below the eye.
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For daytime, before bed time, or during pamper time – there is a facemask suitable for any time of the day! What are you waiting for? Try a mask today.

By Mikayla Tabone. 

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