Your Mask Have’s

Healthy, young-looking skin takes a little work but it is not complicated to achieve if you use the right regime.

WHY SHOULD I USE A FACIAL MASK AT HOME?

Want your facial results to last longer? Use a mask!

  • We often hear of clients who use little to no home care products but still go for their monthly facials at a professional clinic. Although professional treatments are designed to give an instant and deep effect, this effect can only be long lasting if supported by the correct home care routine. Using a mask as part of your home care routine will allow your facial treatments to have a more intensive and longer lasting effect with better value for money – who doesn’t want the best results?
  • Additionally, a mask is a wonderful way to get an instant boost for any skin type in order to achieve a clear, radiant and toned skin. It is also an easy and affordable way to achieve a better looking skin – quickly!

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT MASK FOR MY SKIN?

The simplest way to choose a mask is to consider how your skin is looking and feeling to you.

Skins that feel congested, clogged and prone to breakouts can use a mask with purifying effects such as TEAM DR JOSEPH Deep Purifying Facial Mask with natural anti-biotic effect, tightens enlarged pores and prevents pimples from leaving unsightly scars.

  • During winter months, the skin becomes dryer and needs added protection against the elements. For dry skin types, we recommend the TEAM DR JOSEPH Intensive Moisturizing Mask with natural Hyaluronic Acid.
  • For sensitive skins, we recommend the TEAM DR JOSEPH Intense Skin Calming Mask with moisturizing properties while also containing Chamomile & Horse Chestnut to calm irritation, reduce redness and strengthening capillaries.
  • Want a botox-like effect for wrinkle reduction but are afraid of needles? Try QMS MEDICOSMETICS Relax-o-Firm Mask or TEAM DR JOSEPH Intense Repair Well-Aging Mask for lifting, wrinkle plumping and intense radiance.
  • Smokers and those with dull skin complexions will love the TEAM DR JOSEPH Intense Revitalizing Mask with OXY-LYSATE complex boosts oxygen uptake and suitable for all skin types. Highly concentrated marine collagen and Hyaluronic acid in QMS MEDICOSMETICS Activator Mask is excellent for jet-lagged and tired looking skins are instantly refreshed and energized.
  • Tired and stressed skin, skin with fine lines and wrinkles caused by dryness will lap up our QMS MEDICOSMETICS Hydro Foam Mask. The hyaluronic acid provides intensive moisture and hydration giving the skin a more radiant complex. It also has vitamins A, C and E to protect against free radicals and precious silk proteins to restore moisture in cells.

HOW SHOULD I USE THE MASK AT HOME FOR THE BEST RESULTS?

  • Use a facial mask 2 – 3 times a week for 10 – 15 minutes. Apply the mask after cleansing to a clean skin and allow the ingredients to penetrate and take action. Then rinse with luke warm water, tone your skin and apply the rest of your serums and creams.
  • Exfoliation. Another highly recommended way to intensify your mask’s effects at home is to use it as part of your DIY facial at home. After cleansing, use an exfoliator to remove build-up of dead skin to allow ingredients to penetrate quicker and deeper – we recommend the QMS MEDICOSMETICS MED Dermabrasive Gel for sensitive skin or QMS MEDICOSMETICS Exfoliant Fluid or the TEAM DR JOSEPH Fruit Acid Peel. Tone with cotton wool pads and apply your serum followed by the appropriate mask for your skin. Doing this sequence 2 – 3 times a week will give the skin the most intensive boost and is similar to a professional treatment.
  • It is also recommended to use your mask choices at home if you don’t have time for regular professional facial treatments.

CONTACT US FOR A CONSULTATION RELEVANT TO YOUR SKIN TYPE & PREFERENCES

Moisturizers & Hydration

1. I drink so much water but my skin stays dry. Why does that happen?

The most important structure for the skin’s moisture storage is collagen. Depending on the quality and quantity of collagen it contributes up to 60% of the skin’s moisturization. Unfortunately we stop making collagen around the age of 35, and combined with the exposure to the sun and incorrect home care, the loss of moisture from the skin is accelerated and has less capacity to store moisture.

We recommend:

  • QMS – QMS Collagen serums in combination with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type.
  • TDJ – Ultra Hydration Serum or Hyaluronic Age Repair Booster Serum – by adding a collagen boosting serum with your moisturizer you will boost the moisturizing process.

2. I use a thick / creamy / rich moisturizer for dryness however, it never seems to be enough and I have to re-apply during the day. Why does that happen?

The thickness of a moisturizer does not necessarily mean it is more moisturizing. High water content moisturizers can worsen the skin’s hydration levels and encourage dehydration. For a moisturizer to be effective it should contain hyaluronic acid. Avoid mineral oils that gives the skin a false feeling of hydration as over time the skin will become more dehydrated – leading to a negative snowball effect. This is why you need to re-apply several times.

3. My skin is oily and dry at the same time. How does that happen?

It is important to remember that the skin is a protective organ. When the skin is stripped from it’s protective oils, it will lose moisture and in turn, the skin will produce more oils. With the aging process and environmental factors at play, cell turnover will slow down and a build up of dead skin will lead to rough dry feeling and a dull appearance. In other words, your skin is only excessively oily because it lacks in moisture.

We recommend:

Regular exfoliation with an alpha hydroxy acid removing dead skin and therefore better product penetration.

  • QMS – Exfoliant Fluid (dry, dull skin) or Dermabrasive Gel (oily, breakout prone & sensitive).
  • TDJ – Fruit Acid Peel.

4. My skin is oily so I do not need to use a moisturizer.

All skin types need water for optimum health, radiance and cellular functions. Oily skins are prone to moisture loss the same as dry skins are. Oily skins should use a light texture, quick absorbing moisturizer that is non-greasy that give an intensive moisture boost as well as protection against moisture loss. That in turn may help to balance oil and water levels.

OILY SKIN TYPE:

  • Characterized by large pores, rough skin texture and is prone to blackheads, congestion and excessive shine. Oily skin types are prone to loss of moisture from the skin, leading to excess oiliness.
  • With aging, oily skins are less prone to wrinkles but will have fine lines, and closer to menopausal age will become sagged.
  • African and Asian skin is more likely to be oily.

RECOMMENDED MOISTURIZERS FOR OILY SKIN:

QMS MEDICOSMETICS

  • Liquid Proteins – This moisturizer is high in moisture binding ingredients and is similar to the skin’s natural moisturizing factor. It is lightweight and easily absorbed into the skin. It also makes a good make up primer for those who feel that their make up is clogging their pores. Because it’s a non-oily moisturizer, it’s perfect for men.
  • Cellular Marine – An excellent light weight, super moisturizing cream with wrinkle plumping ingredients and can effectively protect and reverse signs of aging and sun damage. Containing stem cells from marine fennel and botox-like ingredients to soften deep wrinkles such as expression lines on the forehead.

TEAM DR JOSEPH

  • Daily Purifying Facial Cream – A natural skin balancing light weight cream. This moisturizer is perfect for oily skins as it balances out excess oil and increases the skin’s moisture content. Easily absorbed with a non-shiny look.

COMBINATION SKIN TYPE:

  • Characterized by large pores, congestion and blackheads over the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin), dryness on the cheeks. Dryness is felt a with tight feeling on the cheeks and in severe cases skin can be flaky and sensitive where it is dry.

RECOMMENDED MOISTURIZERS FOR COMBINATION SKIN:

QMS MEDICOSMETICS

  • 24hr Cream – An intelligent moisturizer with built in cycles to protect during the day, relax in the evening and regenerate at night. It provides a revitalizing effect on dull dehydrated cheeks while providing protection against further moisture loss. Easily absorbed and feels comfortable on combination skin types.
  • Cellular Marine – As recommended for oily skin above.

TEAM DR JOSEPH

  • Daily Moisturizing Cream – A natural plant based hydrating moisturizer. Easily absorbed and suitable for slightly sensitive skins. This product alleviates dry tight cheeks. Natural hyaluronic acid further plumps fine lines and gives the skin elasticity and radiance.
  • Daily Energizing Cream – Perfect moisturizer for dull lifeless skins with dehydration from sun damage. It improves blemishes and gives the skin a supple and comfortable feeling without being too rich.

DRY SKIN TYPE:

  • Characterized by fine pores, tight feeling, can be flaky and sensitive.
  • Dry skins are prone to wrinkles at a younger age.
  • Dry skins can also be prone to sensitivity and have a translucent appearance.

RECOMMENDED MOISTURIZERS FOR DRY SKIN:

QMS MEDICOSMETICS

  • Moisturizing Balance – A rich day and night cream. It immediately and continuously moisturizes dry skin types. Dry, sensitive and stressed skin is soothed and repaired with ectoine which envelopes cells and protects from harmful environmental factors. With wrinkle plumping effects it is perfect for mature skins and skins exposed to harsh cold climates and environments.
  • Pearl Touch – An advanced wrinkle plumping, rich moisturizer, free from added chemicals and additives. Super hydrating, nourishing and comforting, this moisturizer containing precious pearl proteins is suitable for damaged, wrinkled, dry skin types. The skin identical formulation ensures a quick penetration and an all day effect with only one application. May be used as a day and night moisturizer.

TEAM DR JOSEPH

  • Ultra Intense Moisturizing Cream – Formulated especially for dry, tight and flaky skin, this moisturizer provides instant relief with 100% natural ingredients. Instant smoothing of fine lines, wrinkles and comfort to dry skin sensitized by harsh environmental factors. Perfect moisturizer for those exposed to harsh cold weather.
  • Ultra Intense Hyaluronic Age Repair Cream – Maximum effects are achieved with this moisturizer that not only provides comfort for the driest of skins but also adds a intensive anti-aging effect. Natural hyaluronic acid combined with multiple plant extracts aims to reverse existing signs of mature and demanding skins, while at the same time slows down the aging process and provides intensive instant hydration and all day radiance.