8 Clever Face Mask Hacks We Learned From Celebrities
There’s little to hate about face masks. There are tons of them (sheets, clays, creams), they’re a lazy and easy way to hydrate your skin, and you can scare the shit out of your roommates by creeping up on them with a face mask on. (What’s not to like?) And though we’ll likely ride or die for face masks until the end of time, we have to admit: the run-of-the-mill stuff does get pretty old.
This is likely why celebrities like Victoria Beckham and Shay Mitchell concocted genius hacks to elevate your face mask experience that much higher. Whether you’re looking for ways to soak up every drop of serum (get your money’s worth, girl) or you want to know what to do after you peel off a face mask, Hollywood has you covered. Ahead, take a look at eight celebrity-approved face mask hacks that’ll be sure to change the way you think of the skin care staple forever.
Originally posted on StyleCaster.
Victoria Beckham has a clever hack to use every part of your face mask to minimize waste and get more bang for your buck. In an interview with Into the Gloss, the fashion designer revealed she uses the gauze (aka the serum-soaked wrapper) that comes with her sheet mask as a DIY neck mask, ensuring not an ounce of hydration goodness is wasted. "The actual mask comes wrapped in gauze, which I use to mask my neck, too," Beckham said.
Along with using her sheet mask's wrapper as a neck mask, Beckham also minimizes waste by contouring her face mask's serum in with a jade roller. After she removes the sheet mask, Beckham takes a jade roller (which is said to have healing and protective properties for the skin) and rubs every drop of serum into her face, preventing any product from simply dripping off. (Nothing is wasted in the Beckham family.) "Afterwards, I like to use a jade roller to really contour it into my face," she told Into the Gloss.
Sharing Victoria Beckham's zero-waste policy, Kendall Jenner also has a clever hack to make sure every ounce of her eye mask is put to good use. On a post on her website titled, "The Eye Mask I Wear Before Every Event," the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed she takes any leftover serum in her eye mask's wrapper and rubs it into her neck and chest. Given that the model's favorite eye mask — Estée Lauder's Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask — has tons of rejuvenating properties to reduce redness and inflammation, Jenner likely knows what's up to put it on other parts of her body.
Face masks don't need to remain on your face according to Madonna. In an interview with Refinery29, the singer revealed that she uses clay masks — specifically her MDNA Skin Chrome Clay Mask — on her ass to smooth and soften the skin for derrière-baring performances. "There isn't one product that I don't use on every part of my body," Madonna said.
The singer also recommends clay masks to spice things up in the bedroom by asking your sex partner to slather the product on your behind and remove it once it's dried, unveiling your taut and supple skin. Given that Madonna's mask comes with a magnetic coating, allowing for an easy and clean removal, her tip seems like a sound idea.
"Ask your significant other to remove it for you," Madonna said. "You can lay down [on your stomach]. He can rub your feet — or she — while your mask is setting for seven to 10 minutes. And then you can get some magnetic head on your behind."
To enhance her already powerful pore-cleaning clay mask, Mindy Kaling mixes the product with apple cider vinegar. Kaling, who specifically touts Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing, revealed her DIY skin care remedy on Instagram. By mixing apple cider vinegar (which contains acids to remove dead skin) with the product, Kaling is able to deep-clean her pores better than simply sticking to her run-of-the-mill clay mask.
Because even beauty gurus get hungry during their skin care routine, Salma Hayek came up with a way to kill two birds with one stone: Put on a face mask and drink a smoothie. In collaboration with Juice Generation, the actor launched a smoothie line that doubles as face masks. The smoothies, which contain superfoods and health-boosting ingredients like acai, papaya and avocado, are not only great to put on skin, but they enhance the skin via your internal system too.
“The things that work for your face really can also work from the inside out. We combined some ingredients so if you don’t put it on your face and drink it, it’s still good for your skin,” Hayek told Women's Wear Daily.