Why You Should Consider Body Masks in Your Skincare Routine
Face masks no doubt already have a safe space in your skincare routine, but what about body masks?
The same active ingredients found in your favorite facial masks, serums, and moisturizers (think retinol, collagen, hyaluronic acid, etc.) are formulated into larger tubs intended to be spread from neck downwards.
Whether you're dealing with stubborn breakouts, fine lines and creases, or hyperpigmentation, we've got a nourishing body mask ready to tackle your troubles -- and give you an excuse to enjoy a little self-care session.
Ahead, we show you the benefits of body masking, why you should do it too, and which skincare products to choose for head to toe radiance.
HOW DO BODY MASKS WORK DIFFERENTLY TO FACE MASKS?
The skin on the body is generally thicker and oilier than that on your face. That means you need to use harder working, more intense products to see visible results.
Let's say you have back acne and face acne, for example. You would need two completely different routines. Your body cleanser, exfoliating products, and serums/creams would need to contain a higher content of alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids for effective purifying effects.
Face masks need to be a little gentler and are used based on a person's skin type. If you have oily skin (or even combination skin), you could try a clay mask to help remove the shine from your t-zone while minimizing the appearance of pores. Dry skin? Choose a sheet mask infused with plant-based oils and skin revitalizing enzymes. You see where we're going...
The body, however, needs stronger, tougher products to drive out skincare woes.
JUST A FEW REASONS TO APPLY A BODY MASK TODAY
- It Can Help You Beat Body Acne
Body acne is a common skin issue that affects way more of us than you'd think. To beat it, you need to cleanse the skin of impurities and dead skin cells, decongest pores, and simultaneously soothe to prevent your skin from flaring up.
Back, boob, and butt breakouts are essentially caused by excess oil clogging your pores, leading to blemishes. Look out for a body mask that contains salicylic acid to gently exfoliate away oil, grime, and dead skin for clear, healthy skin.
Try Truly's Hemp Jelly Anti-Blemish Body Mask, formulated with Hemp, salicylic acid, watermelon, and vitamin A to purify acne-prone skin. At the same time, it's incredibly soothing and not at all irritating -- so ideal for sensitive skin.
Apply to clean skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, then rinse.
- It Can Provide Visible Lift for Your Décolletage
As we age, our collagen production and skin elasticity decreases, causing skin to sag.
Because the décolletage is an area of the body frequently exposed to the sun, it's especially prone to showing signs of aging. While dermatologists recommend applying an antioxidant serum or nourishing lotion followed by sunscreen (SPF 30 minimum) as part of your daily routine, it's worth considering a neck and chest mask too.
Ingredients you should be seeking out include retinol, hyaluronic acid, collagen, and coconut oil. Besides actively addressing aging skin, they also deliver hydration and strength to the skin barrier for a complexion that glows!
Try Truly's Goodnight Moon Chest/Neck Sleep Mask. It's formulated with a special blend of adaptogenic herbs, collagen, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, tighten, and resurface. As an anti-aging overnight mask, you can wear it while you snooze, and let Goodnight Moon work its skin elasticity enhancing magic. The end result? Visible lift, fewer creases, smoother skin.
Apply to clean skin. Leave on overnight, then rinse the next morning.
- It Can Smooth Out Cellulite
A specific skin issue many women complain about is cellulite. As annoying as it is, chill. No need to get worked up about a totally normal (and extremely common!) issue. What you can do is start treating the skin with a formula designed to make cellulite appear less visible.
The secret to smoothing out cellulite is slathering on a cellulite cream, on a daily basis, formulated with cellulite-tackling skincare ingredients.
An exceptional ingredient for targeting cellulite is retinol, as it can "boost collagen growth and thicken the skin that overlies fat cells, which can gradually smooth lumps and bumps in the process," according to dermatologist Debra Jaliman.
Try Truly's Anti-Cellulite Mask. Its two key ingredients -- retinol and bitter orange -- work harmoniously to promote the mobilization of stored fats, decongest the skin, accelerate skin renewal, and boost collagen production. Applied daily, this hydrating and toning body mask is shown to smooth, tone, and drive out dark spots.
Apply to clean skin. Leave on, and do not rinse.
- It Can Promote a Youthful, Glowing Bod
Whether your skin concern is dullness, dryness, or premature creasing, a power-packed body mask can secure (for sure!) neck to toe radiance.
If you're not showing your skin enough TLC, it'll be quick to show you you're not giving it adequate attention. Sometimes, it appears as dry skin. Sometimes, it'll make your skin look a little dull and lackluster. And other times, it may show up as plain old wrinkles.
To maintain a youthful, glowing complexion, choose products that contain anti-aging powerhouses like retinol and collagen, moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, and brightening ones like vitamin C.
Lucky for you, Truly's Vegan Collagen Mask has all four! It's loaded with these skin-repairing and rejuvenating ingredients to promote beautiful, plump skin. Aging skin needs plenty of nutrients and moisture to keep it thriving, and this formula's got your back.
Apply to clean skin. Leave on for 10-20 minutes, then rinse.
Body masks definitely do not get enough credit! We don't know why because they're crazy good at tackling a slew of skin concerns while helping you enjoy a little me time.
If you never considered it before, consider it now. You've got the info, you've got the tools (at least you will if you pop one these babies in your Truly basket) ... all you need to do is GET BODY MASKING!