It’s no doubt the summer sun feels great on your face, particularly when it’s as short lived as it is here, in Canada. So if you’re like us, you’re soaking up as much of the sun as you can, with a layer of protective SPF on your face, of course. The only catch however, is that all of your outdoor fun can actually leave you looking weathered.
Skip a day’s worth of sunscreen and then don’t wash your face before you go to bed each night or even use a Consonant Skincare HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask once a week and your skin could actually lose it’s elasticity, become more wrinkled, have discolouration, thicken or worse. After all, 80 per cent of all damage to your face is a result of exposure to the sun, wind, pollution and other environmentally not friendly elements.
So after you’ve applied (and reapplied) your SPF 30+ during the day to protect yourself from the sun’s harsh UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays, make sure to apply one of these 100 per cent natural purifying sheet masks before bedtime to renew your skin with the boost of radiance and moisture it needs.
Each bamboo sheet mask has been soaked in anti-aging botanicals, along with tall reed extract, poria mushrooms and coconut oil to strengthen, soothe and hydrate your face. An infusion of antioxidant gotu kola will help revive your skin’s protective barrier and frankincense nourishes and heals to improve texture. Even that age-old scar you got from your brother Timmy’s toenail when he kicked you in the face at the community centre’s swimming pool back in Grade 6 will start to fade. And let’s not forget the main ingredient the HydrExtreme masks are named after. Charcoal cleanses and detoxifies your skin, removing all of the gunk it accumulated on its surface throughout the day. Including any leftover sunscreen residue, which, because you’re such a sun baby, we know you applied multiple times.
Now all that’s left to do is put on your PJs, wash up, tear open one of the individually wrapped masks, lay the sheet over your face and hang out for 30 minutes until it’s finished doing its good work.
Consonant Skincare HydrExtreme Charcoal Sheet Mask, $12 each or $45 for a package of four, available online at www.consonant.com.