October 25th, 2023

Get Masked For The Season

It’s officially “Spooky Season”! That does not mean that your skincare routine changes need to be scary though. Fall changing into winter signifies heavier moisturizers and products that support a healthy skin barrier function while assisting in preventing water loss.

All Treats and No Tricks

Just like a moisturizer or a serum, a mask in your skincare routine is a means to deliver concentrated ingredients for targeted skincare concerns. The difference between serums/moisturizers and masks is simple; they are are occlusive — by creating a physical barrier that locks in beneficial ingredients, allowing the skin to absorb more efficiently.

How Do I Apply A Mask & How Often?

Masks are easy to apply. In your home skincare routine, you should apply your mask after you cleanse and tone your skin.

Using a mask brush, apply an even layer of the mask to your face and neck area. You should be using a sweeping upward motion from the neck to the forehead.. Let mask set for 15 to 20 minutes. Gently remove your mask with tepid water.

Rule of thumb is mask once a week depending on your skincare goals, especially for those who have sensitive skin. If you have oily skin, you can mask up to two to three times a week. For those who are on a more aggressive anti-aging skincare routine, you can mask twice a week.

What type of Mask is Right for Me?

Lira Clinical Mystiq ILuminating Polisher

Polish your way to pore perfection. This gentle, exfoliating and brightening masque and scrub promotes a youthful glow while minimizing pore appearance. Heals skin with Mastiha, Silver, Gold, Orange Plant Stem Cells and a rich blend of botanicals.

Who I would prescribe this to: This can be for any skin type, but especially for those who would like to enhance brightness, firming and renewing the natural hydration of the skin. As this product also exfoliates, it allows your serums and moisturizers to better absorb into the skin.

Lira Clinical Bio Hydrating Mineral Mask

This gel mask is extremely hydrating with Vitamin C, Green Tea, Hyaluronic Acid and Probiotics. When I use this in my treatments, it very effective in calming inflammation and adding moisture back into dehydrated, hypersensitive skin.

Who I would prescribe this to: This can be for most skin types, but especially for those who would like to soothe and calm inflammation, perfect for dry, dehydrated, hypersensitive skin, and rosacea.

Hale & Hush Hush Hydrate Gel

This award winning product is versatile and amazing for sensitive skin clients. Black rice extract assists as a potent anti-inflammatory. Anthocyanins derived from the black rice extract assist with UV damage repair and providing anti-aging benefits. Hush Hydrate Gel can be used as a mask or moisturizer.

Who I would prescribe this to: This can be for all skin types, but especially for those who need anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects to heal skin from the inside out. Soothing immediately on contact, this product can be used as a mask and a moisturizer.

Lira Clinical ICE Refining Masque

This masque I prescribe to all of my clients who have oily type skin and wish to reduce oil production. This clay based masque has Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol which is perfect for treating acne.

Peptides and Niacinamide help with deeply moisturizing the skin while firming. Plant stem cells help repair and brighten.

Who I would prescribe this to: This can be for all skin types, but especially for those who need oil production control or have acne. Because this masque has brightening and moisturizing properties it is also extremely helpful in an anti-aging skincare regimen for those who have hormonal acne.

Lira Clinical Mystiq Lifting Masque

This masque is perfect for the face, neck and décolleté . Designed with ingredients to lift, tighten and brighten, this masque contains Mastiha, Marine Extracts, and

Who I would prescribe this to: This can be for all skin types, but especially for those who need anti-aging properties. This masque lifts, tightens and illuminates skin on the face, neck and décolleté.