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A Halloween Mask That Won't Scare Your Skin

Whether you dwell in the Northern Hemisphere or the Southern Hemisphere, there’s a certain energy that comes with the change of seasons. For those in the north who are finishing up the summer season, autumn is a great time to reboot your self-care routine.

Autumn ushers in the Halloween holiday and we probably don’t need to tell you that sugary treats are not your skin’s BFF. Read on and we’ll offer some autumn skin care advice and why this is the perfect time to treat yourself to a fabulous Halloween face mask that won’t scare your skin.

Repair Summer Damage

We get it – we love summer, too. But honestly, your skin may be suffering from all that fun and here’s why…

Chances are you’ve been a wise beauty this summer, applying sunscreen religiously. However, this build-up of sunscreen can leave our pores clogged. Plus, your post-summer face may be suffering from the drying effects of the sun, sea salt and chlorine. Alas, left alone, your pretty face will start to show this summer damage.

A high-quality natural face mask can draw out all those impurities and any excess oil, brightening dull, ashy and tired looking skin. Likewise, a clay-based mask can get rid of dead and damaged skin cells that are shielding your natural glow.

Prepare Your Skin for Winter

In addition to fixing your post-summer skin, face masks can prepare your complexion for the winter onslaught. You see, when Old Man Winter makes his appearance it can create imbalances that leave your complexion dull and irritated looking.

Again, this is where a good weekly face mask can help to balance your skin and calm its fickle temperament.

Resolve to Pamper Your Skin

Sugar-centric Halloween ushers in all of the end of year holidays, each with their own festive indulgencies, which are all hazardous to beautiful skin.

 Dr. Nicholas Perricone, skincare icon, explained why sugar is so dangerous to skin.

Simple carbohydrates, like refined sugar, cause your insulin levels to spike, which leads to what Dr. Perricone describes as "a burst of inflammation throughout the body."

Inflammation produces enzymes that break down collagen and elastin, resulting in sagging skin and wrinkles. Digested sugar permanently attaches to the collagen in your skin through a process known as glycation. Aside from increasing the effects of aging, glycation can also exacerbate skin conditions like acne and rosacea.

Enough said? Instead of diving into that Halloween candy bowl, try reaching for an indulgent face mask that pampers your skin.

A weekly (or more often!) face mask is a self-care treat that doesn’t wreak havoc on your waistline either! Try all-natural Gleamin™  Vitamin C Clay Mask and your skin won’t be scared of the new season. Featuring Aloe Vera, Vitamin C and Turmeric, this soothing mask promotes even skin tone and texture, hydrates, smooths and banishes dark spots naturally.