Beautiful Halloween Makeup: A Goddess Masking Ritual
Glowing skin, a genuine smile, and confidence from within? In our opinion, this is what beautiful Halloween makeup looks like. This holiday is a great excuse to try on funky costumes, put on a mask and wig, and get outside of your comfort zone. But here at Essential Rose, we want you to feel confident in the SKIN you’re in, which means revealing your beauty rather than covering it up! So ditch the costumes and heavy makeup this Halloween - you don’t need them to feel empowered and new.
Instead of “masking” yourself from the outside world, we invite you to take your masks off with a special “mask to unmask” clay exfoliant ritual. Masks make us feel safe and protected, but they also hide our vulnerability, which in our opinion is the essence of our beauty! Beautiful skin and an open, vulnerable heart is the IDEAL equation for beautiful Halloween makeup. This is what we want you to feel confident sporting this holiday!
Why “mask to unmask” this Halloween? Think about it. Masking is incredibly beneficial for the skin AND it gives you permission to press pause for 10-20 minutes to focus on your SELF-CARE. Every part of the masking ritual — from preparing it, applying it, and washing it off, invites in a mini meditation where you can dedicate time to loving yourself. Plus, ritualistically speaking, you can contemplate the masks that keep you protected us while symbolically removing them so you can be seen - fresh, clear, radiant, open-hearted, emotionally healed, confident AND ALL!
Outer Beauty Benefits of Masking:
- Deep cleansing
Yes, cleansing each day helps to clear the skin of excess dirt, makeup, and impurities. But did you know that proper masking takes the cleansing process to a whole new level? A good facial mask can detoxify the skin by drawing out impurities that hide beneath the skin’s top layers. Masks are incredible at providing this deeper cleansing process, which leads to improved skin
- Glowing skin
Some masks such as the Goddess Clay Exfoliant, rich in gentle yet detoxifying clays, also help stimulate blood circulation. The process of the mask drying on your skin and hardening, along with the removal of the mask, causes an expansion in your skin’s blood vessels. This ensures an overall improvement in skin tone. You’ll be left with softer-feeling and smoother-looking skin, and you’ll also notice a radiant glow and more refreshed appearance.
Inner Beauty Benefits of Masking:
- Emotionally Balancing
Not only do face masks improve the overall appearance of the skin, they can also be super therapeutic. When a face mask is infused with aromatic essential oils, it can lift your mood and stimulate your senses. Applying a face mask gives you the opportunity to set aside some time for yourself and find peace in a hectic schedule. Draw a hot bath, light some candles, breathe in the aroma, and let the magic of the mask begin to work on your skin and soul!
- Ultimate Self-Care
Self-care is unfortunately often misinterpreted as self-indulgence—or treating yourself to things you don’t need—but it’s not that at all. Self-care is about attending to your own needs so you can be your most present self for the world. When you feel burnt out and emotionally depleted, it serves NO ONE! That’s why it’s essential to treat yourself to things that nurture, nourish, and support your total wellbeing. In our opinion, face masking is a simple, yet effective way to kick
your self-care journey into gear.
To feel confident, radiant, and empowered in the skin you’re in.
1) Grab your favorite exfoliant.
We recommend Goddess Clay Exfoliant, which features a detoxifying, rejuvenating, and replenishing blend of White and Rose Clays infused with Rose and Rose Geranium essential oils.
2) If using a dried powder such as the Goddess Clay Exfoliant, mix with water or oil to create the wet blend.
3) Apply the wet blend to the skin. As you allow to dry and harden, bring to mind the “masks” you wear on a daily basis to keep yourself hidden and protected from the outside world.
4) Once the mask has completely dried and hardened and turned an ashen grey color about 10 - 15 mins later, begin to wash off the mask. As you wash off, repeat the Goddess Clay Mantra, “I reveal the Queen I am within” and visualize dissolving those masks and protective barriers.
5) Look at yourself in the mirror. Notice your unfiltered beauty and radiance.
6) Tell yourself, "I am safe to reveal this beauty to the world and be myself always."
We hope this “mask to unmask” ritual will help you accept your naturally beautiful qualities this Halloween so you can wear the most beautiful Halloween makeup around - uncovered, unfiltered radiance in skin and soul!