Which Root Facial Mask is Right For You?

by Kayla Reusche on June 04, 2020

Is mask night your favorite night of the week? Because it sure is for us! Although quiet nights may be hard to come by, there’s nothing better than pampering your skin with some much needed self care. Facial masks aren’t only a therapeutic experience in itself, but they do wonders for your skin, too. These concentrated treatments work with the rest of your skincare routine to get you closer to your ultimate skincare goals.

How to Prep Your Skin for a Face Mask

First, always make sure you have a clean base. We love to first remove our makeup with a Beauty Balm & then go in for a second cleanse with a cleanser of your choice. The double cleansing method will ensure that your skin is cleared from makeup & impurities.

Next, use a toner to gently exfoliate. When you tone before masking, your mask doesn’t have to work as hard. Follow by spritzing your face with some Pretty Mist for added hydration. These final steps will prepare your skin for the mask by soothing your skin & getting rid of excess impurities. Think of it like a skincare primer - you’re priming your skin to get the most benefits as possible from your mask.

How to Pick Your Mask

Now that your skin is prepped & ready to go, let’s dive into the two different masks we offer at Root.

Moroccan Lava Clay Mask

Our Moroccan Lava + Rosehip Resurfacing Clay Mask is our favorite mask for deep cleaning the pores + softening & improving the skin’s texture for a glowing complexion.


  • Improves texture of skin
  • Ultra gentle 
  • Deeply detoxifies & exfoliates skin
  • Tightens skin & minimizes pores
  • Helps clear acne
  • Customizable
  • Our Moroccan Lava Mask is the newest addition to our collection, & it comes with extreme versatility. Rich in Vitamin C as well as 36 other vitamins & minerals, this powerhouse works to gently detoxify your skin & remove dead skin cells, leaving you with a super smooth & clear complexion. If you are looking to tone, brighten your complexion & transform dry or flaky skin to a youthful glow, this mask is for you!

    One of our favorite things about our Moroccan Lava Mask is that you can customize it to your unique skin concerns. To use, mix 1 tsp of the powder mask with 1 tsp of any liquid mixing medium. We especially love using our Pretty Mist or Beauty Sleep. For an ultra hydrating mask, mix the powder with your favorite Beauty Sleep or Beauty Balm. The mask may not dry down fully with these mixing mediums, but your skin will soak in all of that hydration for a rejuvenated & radiant complexion. For extra customization, add a drop of your favorite skin-safe essential oil for extra aromatic & skincare benefits.

    We recommend using our Moroccan Lava Mask two days in a row, then taking five days off. Masking two days in a row will help to deeply clean your pores to fully draw impurities out. To wash off the mask, reactivate it with water, Pretty Mist or a cleanser & gently remove with a washcloth.

    Peppermint Mud Mask

    Our Peppermint + Kaolin Toning Mud Mask is our favorite mask for hydrating & retaining moisture in the skin, resulting in a soft & supple clear complexion.


    • Detoxifies
    • Hydrates & retains moisture
    • Softens, refreshes & soothes skin
    • Tones & evens complexion
    • Helps clear acne

    Our Peppermint Mud Mask is the ultimate treat as it awakens & refreshes your skin. It tones, tightens & pulls out toxins while leaving the skin feeling hydrated, soft & supple. Our mud mask is great for all skin types, but we especially love it for acne prone skin. A powerhouse combination of kaolin clay, bentonite clay, the natural salicylic acid of organic white willow bark extract, activated charcoal, neem extract & peppermint essential oil purge impurities & excess oil from the skin while antibacterial properties gently treat acne & inflammation.

    This mask also contains hyaluronic acid, which is our FAVORITE ingredient for retaining moisture in the skin. It is also organic aloe-based, which makes it more hydrating than the Moroccan Lava Mask.

    Use our Peppermint Mud Mask up to two times a week. Apply to your entire face or your problem areas & allow to dry for up to 30 minutes. If you are looking for a quick fix to reduce acne or inflammation, give our Mud Mask a try as an overnight spot treatment. Just apply to any blemishes before bed & wake up to refreshed skin!

    Pretty Tip: We even love our Peppermint Mud Mask to help ease congestion. Try applying around your nose & lower forehead before bed to help tone & tighten while peppermint essential oil works open the airway & decongest. Talk about multi-tasking!

    Lava Mask vs. Mud Mask - What’s the Biggest Difference?

    The Moroccan Lava Mask is even more detoxifying than the Peppermint Mud Mask, helping to deeply pull impurities out of the skin for a deep clean while at the same time evening the skin’s texture & minimizing pores. On the other hand, the Peppermint Mud Mask is more hydrating & more effective at toning & evening the skin tone. They are both great for acne & leave the skin super soft & smooth. If you have super sensitive skin, you may prefer the Moroccan Lava Mask.


    Skincare After Masking

    Now that the mask has removed impurities & replenished your skin with benefits, don’t neglect the rest of your skincare routine! After masking, your skin will better absorb the products following your mask & make them more effective. If you’re looking for a full facial experience, here are the steps we recommend following a mask:

    After this amazing lineup, your skin will feel extra refreshed & renewed! As always, feel free to reach out to us via text at 877-773-8890 or hello@rootpretty.com with any questions, & enjoy your masking, pretties!
    1 comment
    by Lauren on July 02, 2020

    I love this! I wish i would of seen this before the sale was over but now i know what mask to try for my next order!


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