Layer it over a serum
Applying an antioxidant-rich serum before your face mask lends it an added boost and, depending on your serum of choice, provides added benefits such as skin brightening, sculpting or plumping.
Tata Harper Concentrated Brightening Serum, $546, at Net-a-Porter
Mix and match masks
Consider single-use masks a thing of the past. Australian skincare brand Minenssey’s collection of Clay Face Masks caters to all skin types and can be used simultaneously to achieve different results depending on the area of the face it's applied to.
Formulated with a restorative blend of white clay, flannel flower and rosella, the Minenssey Hydrating Mask is perfect for dull, dry skin (think forehead and under-eye areas), while the Minenssey Deep Cleansing Mask works magic on cleanse and purify congested pores (think oil-slick areas of the face such as the T-zone). When used simultaneously, these deeply nourishing masks work double-time to unlock a hydrated, clear and vibrant complexion.
Minenssey Hydrating Mask, $79, at Minenssey.com
Minenssey Deep Cleansing Mask, $79, at Minenssey.com.au
Use a face roller
After applying your face mask, push ingredients further into the skin by using a face roller or massage tool over the top. This will stimulate the lymphatic system, helping to get rid of toxins, ease muscle tension, decrease puffiness and stimulate blood-flow to increase your skin's radiance.
Angela Caglia La Vie En Rose Face Roller, $104 at MECCA
Apply a peel beforehand
To ensure your skin has the best chance to absorb mask ingredients, use an exfoliating peel or scrub to slough away dead skin cells before applying your mask. Look to chemical peels containing AHA’s and BHA’s that weaken the connection between dead skin cells and help to reveal smooth and radiant skin.
Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel, $83, at Sephora