Five Ways To Use a Facial Mask

5 Ways To Use a Face Mask | Hydrating Face Masks | Antipodes

From brightening and hydration to a full skin detox, facial masks offer the ultimate reset for skin – and their many benefits make them multi-purpose must-haves. So what do face masks do for skin, and what are five of the best ways to use them?

As a skin detox

Using a Facial Mask as a Skin Detox | Antipodes

The holidays might be a distant memory, but our skin is still feeling the effects of a season of excess. For skin that feels congested, include a natural mud mask like Halo Skin Brightening Mask in your ritual. New Zealand geothermal mud is packed full of minerals like sodium, sulphur, calcium, and silicon to detoxify and purify the skin. When applied to clean skin, the rich mud binds to oils and pulls out impurities.

Once or twice a week, smooth thick layers of this mineral-rich mask over cleansed skin to enjoy Halo’s mud face mask benefits. Leave on for 10-15 minutes until the mud is nearly dry, before massaging into skin and rinsing with warm water.

For instant hydration

Using a Facial Mask for Instant Hydration | Antipodes

The best hydrating face masks can be used just like your regular moisturiser. Aura Manuka Honey Mask contains a high concentration of manuka honey, which is a natural humectant that binds to water in the skin. If you’re short on time, using your mask as a moisturiser is a skin hack that’s simple, yet effective. Massage a teaspoon-sized amount of Aura into the cleansed skin of your face, neck, and décolletage. Aura can be applied after your favourite Antipodes serum or facial oil to complete your daily ritual.

As a spot treatment

Using a Facial Mask as a Spot Treatment | Antipodes

Manuka honey’s antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make it effective at promoting a clear complexion – so a tube of Aura Manuka Honey Mask in your bag and bathroom is essential for keeping blemishes at bay. Simply dispense a small amount of product onto your pinkie finger and gently apply to any spots or blemishes that arise throughout the day.

For brighter skin

Using a Facial Mask for Brighter Skin | Antipodes

Visage looking dull and lacklustre? A skin-brightening mask is like an instant pick-me-up for muted complexions. Halo Skin-Brightening Mask contains Vinanza® Grape & Kiwi – a natural antioxidant-rich compound from enzyme-rich kiwifruit skin and polyphenol-rich grape seeds. Clinically shown to brighten skin*, the compound works by targeting pigmentation and preventing moisture loss to leave skin looking fresh and renewed.

As a hand mask

Using hand sanitiser and soap is essential for our health, but intensive use can lead to hands looking a little worse for wear. Hand masking is an ultra-relaxing way to restore soft hands. Simply smooth a creamy hydrating mask like Aura Manuka Honey Mask over hands and spend ten minutes massaging into skin. Pohutukawa bloom conditions and moisturizes the skin, joining the hydrating effects of manuka honey.


*New Zealand Extracts (2012).



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