In honor of the Oscars tonight, we can all appreciate the amount of work and diligent beauty rituals practiced by celebrities and Hollywood socialites as they prepare for the red carpet. From high-end facials by renowned and exorbitantly priced facialists to high-tech procedures like lasers, peels, injectables, “liquid” facelifts, and ultrasound among many others, it’s an exciting challenge keeping up with the latest trends and new kinds of available treatments for such special occasions.
One type of at-home treatment which can be enjoyed by everyone is a sheet mask treatment that gives immediate results – brilliant, glowing and radiant skin. My all time favorite is
SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask which is my go to indulgence anytime I have a special event to attend.
Facial Treatment Mask is an intensive moisture-boosting 100% cotton mask that immediately hydrates your skin, leaving it noticeably more bright, soft and translucent. SK II’s effective active ingredient is Pitera which is derived from a strictly controlled natural fermentation process. It contains over 50 micronutrients and is full of vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids that work together to dramatically improve the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process.
So simple and relaxing to use, simply apply on dry skin, after cleansing. Instructions say to leave on for 5 – 10 minutes but I recommend leaving until it completely dries, roughly 30 – 40 minutes if possible to allow the essence to fully penetrate the skin. After removal, leave on skin (do not rinse) and marvel at how soft and refreshed your skin will look. It truly replenishes dehydrated skin and after multiple uses can even out skin tone as well.
Although a bit pricey, this mask is well worth the splurge. 10 Masks cost $125 and available at department stores like Saks, Neiman Marcus, Macys or online. Other excellent masks from SK-II are the Brightening Derm Revival Mask and their 3D Redefining masks which cost a bit more.
TIP: Ring out mask when finished and slather the extra essence over your neck and décolleté area. I often have even more extra essence left over which I empty from the sleeve and empty into a sterilized glass container and refrigerate to apply nightly.