How to Turn Your Skincare Masks Into Creepy Halloween Masks
Halloween is coming up, and since we all tend to go a little overboard (don’t deny it!), let’s ask ourselves: how can we combine the fun of fright night with skincare without spending a small fortune or several hours layering and blending the right makeup.
Skincare masks are perfect for this! They’re easy to use, feel great on your face, and are a simple way to dress up without spending too much money or sacrificing your regimen. Not only that, but they include a range of hydrating and rejuvenating ingredients that provide a wealth of TLC to your skin throughout the evening.
Though Halloween is loads of fun, you’ve got to admit that the over-the-top costume make-up and streams of candy can take a serious toll on your skin. So, why not get the best of both worlds with a spooky spa night?
Here are three ways that you can turn your skincare masks into creepy Halloween masks, whether you’re staying in with some horror films or dressing up to go out.
Have you seen the Wizard of Oz? The I Mask purifying probiotic mask screams Wicked Witch of the West with the bright green coloration. Pair it with a novelty witch hat, and all the kids in town might threaten you with buckets of water!
You may not realize it, but there are a lot of green characters out there. Slap on this mask, and you could almost instantly transform into Hulk and She-Hulk, Swamp Thing, Shrek and Princess Fiona, The Ninja Turtles, The Green Goblin, Gamora, Mike Wazowski, Kermit the Frog — the list goes on. It’s an effortless look that might just turn your friends and neighbors green with envy.
This mask contains yogurt-based probiotics that may help the appearance of your skin when you’re faced with various conditions, including eczema, dryness, breakouts, and sun damage. It can be a beneficial addition to a range of different signature treatments as well.
Also included are nourishing vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to fight the visible signs of aging and brighten your skin. To top it off, detoxifying green clay and charcoal help clear away impurities for clean, smooth, and clear skin.
ROCK THE BLUES
With a bit of creativity, there are endless possibilities with the I MASK firming transformation mask. Dress up as a drowned corpse, a ghost, a blue alien, a character from The Nightmare Before Christmas, or even Sadness from Inside Out.
If you’d like something a little more cheery, we can’t leave the Smurfs out. For a pretty costume, the subtle shimmer effect in this mask adds the perfect touch of magic for a majestic mermaid or ethereal fairy. Whichever direction you go in, you’ll match the spirit of things.
As for your skin, this mask assists with de-stressing your skin and so helps reduce the visible signs of aging while hydrating your face. It includes rare pepper berry extract that promotes your skin’s overall health.
The firming transformation mask is made to improve the appearance of your skin’s texture and tone. It also helps tighten the look of skin, leaving your face appearing smooth, polished, and firm.
EMBRACE THE DARKNESS
The I MASK hydrating hydrogel sheet mask is the perfect starting point for an array of creepiness this Halloween. Sheet masks are excellent for creating second-skin effects. Think Leatherface, Michael Myers, Ghostface from Scream, or a number of characters from House of Wax. If you don’t want to turn the horror up to 11, consider crafting a mud monster look or an Earthy wood nymph.
The great thing about this brown toned mask is that its application is quick, easy, and refreshing, so it should top your list if you’re looking for a mini spa treatment. It’s also extremely quick and comforting when it’s time to remove after the costume party is over with.
Hydrogel masks are instantly refreshing on dehydrated, dull, and depleted skin. You’ll love the cool soothing feel of it on your face. Mineral-rich water and hyaluronic acid are bound to hydrate your skin, while the inclusion of amino acids, aloe vera extract, and antioxidants will help your skin glow.
SKINCARE MASKS TIPS AND TRICKS
Skincare masks are easy to get the hang of, but there are a few things you can do to make the most of them. Try this out:
- As with any other skincare products, be sure to use a mask that’s made for your skin type. You can learn more about your skin type here.
- Cleanse your skin before applying your mask. This will maximize the mask’s effects by clearing your skin of impurities and helping it to absorb the mask’s nutrients. You can learn more about how your skin absorbs product here.
- If your sheet mask doesn’t fit properly, feel free to cut it down to size or use a second mask to add a patchwork of coverage to your entire face.
- Don’t leave your mask on for too long. Depending on your skin type and the products you’re using, leaving your mask on for hours may irritate your skin. It’s best to use skincare masks as per manufacturer instructions.
- When it’s time to remove your mask, use a cleanser such as our ORMEDIC balancing facial cleanser and then gently splash your face with cold water to close your pores.
- If you left your mask on for a bit longer than usual, it may leave your skin feeling slightly dry or irritated. In this event, consider following up with a hydrating serum such as our VITAL C hydrating anti-aging serum.
TRICK OR TREAT YOURSELF
If you just aren’t feeling the full second-skin type mask that you have to peel off later, consider using our AGELESS total resurfacing masque instead. This white cream goes on thick and feels great on dry or damaged skin, and can work for making your face pale and pasty which is perfect for being a character from Hocus Pocus.
While you are stirring your witch's cauldron and making it bubble bubble for toil and trouble, this exfoliating masque is busy sweeping away dull skin to leave your face feeling smooth after you decide to wash off the cream.
If a witch just isn't creepy enough for you, Michael Meyers from the Halloween movie can be a great alternative. Coat your face in our soothing and relaxing VITAL C hydrating enzyme masque and take the white cream layer to a new level of creepiness.
AFTER FRIGHT NIGHT
You may dress up as a witch, zombie, or other creatures of the night for Halloween, but you don’t want to look like one every day. Unlike Leatherface, you can’t wear anyone else’s skin, so you have to take care of your own.
Facial masks are an easy, fun, and relaxing way to give your skin some TLC. As a bonus, you’ll save time, money, and effort on your Spooky look.
Plus, they’re simple to remove after your fright night is over. You won’t spend an hour trying to scrub away makeup which can clog your pores and damage your skin as well. Instead, you’ll simply use cool or lukewarm water to rinse away cream, or gently peel off the mask before you turn into bed.