Over the past few years now, face masks have become a major part of a good skincare routine, but have you ever stopped to wonder why our faces get all of the masking love? Now, masking is moving beyond our mugs and designed exclusively for each part of the body to target every possible need. Check out beauty expert Nathalie Smith’s favourite masks below that can do everything from smoothing your lips to toning your tush.
FOR LIPS: LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask
While your classic lip balm will always be a go-to, lip masks that condition for a perfect pout are taking it to the next level. Almost everyone suffers from dryness and fine lines on their lips in the fall and winter season – don’t be one of them! Apply this Lip Sleeping Mask right before bed to wake up with the perfect soft and supple pout. Containing vitamin C, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, and minerals, this mask traps in moisture with its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology. Fragranced with the Berry Mix Complex™, you’ll be in a dream of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts!
Chest wrinkles and crepiness can be caused by ageing, sun damage, dehydration and even sleeping. When you sleep on your side, a lot of negative things are happening to your cleavage from the effects of gravity. This is a medical-grade silicone chest pad – just like the silicone pads that hospitals use post injury/surgery to help ameliorate scar formation. They work by adhering to skin and creating a microclimate that helps prevent moisture loss, and encourage the skin’s own natural ability to produce nourishing collagen and repair itself properly. When you wear this pad, you are in essence, soaking your décolletage in your body’s own natural healing hydration for six to eight hours a night. In addition to the hydrating effects, it also helps to keep the skin flat while you sleep – known as compression, which can keep new wrinkle formation at bay. Best part? It’s re-usable for up to 25 uses.
FOR HANDS: HOLIKA HOLIKA Baby Silky Hand Mask Sheet
Baby Silky Hand Sheet Mask helps to bring moisture back to those dry and tired hands by immersing them in a nutritious essence. The rich vegetable oils contained in these sheet gloves penetrate for the inside out for a lasting hydrating effect. Now you too can create baby soft hands after one use!
FOR YOUR BOOTY: Anese “Down With The Thickness” Collagen Booty Mask
This is a cruelty-free pink clay mask made for your posterior. It detoxes and plumps your booty, while leaving it super soft. Kaolin clay works to cleanse and remove excess oils from your skin, while pro-Vitamin B5 and B3 nourish, and collagen plumps restoring firmness, suppleness and bounce. To top it all off, it actually smells like a ripe peach! And a little goes a long way, so you’ll get over a month of use from this jar.
FOR FEET: Babyfoot Deep Skin Exfoliation
If you LOVE a good gross-out beauty treatment – this is one of the most strangely satisfying masks you’ll ever use. These sock-like masks are filled with a clear exfoliating gel that helps to slowly peel dead skin off your feet. You wear them for an hour, then rinse off. You’ll notice nothing immediately, but after about a week, the thick, rough dead skin on your feet starts to shed like a snake in in large, freakishly satisfying sheets. You’ll achieve the silkiest, callous-free feet of your life – no elbow grease, pumice, or cheese-grater-gadget-thing required. In fact, they may just be the best thing invented in home pedicure history.
FOR ALLOVER BODY: Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Body Buff Smoothing Scrub ‘N’ Mask
This full body detoxifying treatment mask not only eliminates toxins from your body, but also doubles as an exfoliating scrub. Crushed Brazilian Quartz Crystal smooths and polishes your skin, while Amazon River Clay purifies for an overall glowing complexion. Apply it all over – legs, arms, chest, back – you name it! A light pistachio and salted caramel scent, paired with a sunny “Sol” tint – so you can sit back, relax, and pretend you’re really in Brazil.
FOR FACE & BODY: LUSH Mask of Magnaminty
If you’re looking to create a Hammam-type experience without the airfare to Marrakech, this tingly, minty face & body mask will sweep away any skin-related cobwebs while cooling and softening. The process of smearing your chest, limbs and back with clay feels really indulgent. The kaolin clay and peppermint go to work on congested skin (like breakouts, ingrowns and mosquito bites) sucking out toxins, gunk and excess oils to deep-clean, ground aduki beans exfoliate flaky, dry skin to brighten, and evening primrose and honey calm, soothe and moisturize. Leave on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water, massaging as you go, to reveal glow-y, smooth skin. Clay all day!
FOR FACE, NECK & CHEST: Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Night Moisture Mask
What qualifies this as a “mask” is its similarity to actual skincare rather than simply a functional tanner. This Self -Tanning Night Moisture Mask has all the goodness of a rich, intensely hydrating anti-ageing cream in a lightweight formula with a touch of organic self tanner. The founder recommends using this mask in-flight on your face, neck and chest for a subtle radiant glow on landing.