By Mary N. DiZazzo

Face Masks ... Once a Week!

Ciao bella,

I've always enjoyed a nice Face Mask. From Queen Helene (the green clay one) to a home made one made of whipped egg whites. The benefits are remarkable as long as you have the patience. I can even remember the Thanksgiving when my husband David, Dad and I were invited to a Thanksgiving feast for 40 people to a friend's castle in Ashland for the afternoon. I told the fellows we must all do a Blueberry Face Mask to feel and look great. We all laughed out loud with our blue colored faces! Our skin felt divine afterwards. Between the Blueberry Face Mask and all the laughter it was exhilarating!

There are many different kinds of Face Masks depending on skin type. Here are some tips to help you chose:

1) Clay -- is number one to help us reduce shine and for absorbing excess oil.

2) Green Tea Mask -- helps protect skin from pollutants, sun, and free radical damage.

3) Alpha Hydroxy Mask -- minimizes signs of aging while removing dead skin cells for a glowing complexion.

4) Benzoyl Peroxide Mask -- kills bacteria, clears up acne and prevents future breakouts.

5) Hyaluronic Acid Mask -- plumps skin cells acting like a sponge that absorbs water 1,000 times it's weight. Great for dry skin.

6) Charcoal Mask -- like a vacuum for your face. Rids it of dirt, impurities, oil, and makeup.

7) Vitamin C Mask -- for a more even skin tone and to brighten up a dull complexion.

Hope you enjoyed all these tips on how to choose the best Face Mask for you! So my Glamazons ... now go out and get Masked!!

Buona Giornata and God Bless the USA!

Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

Read prior weeks' "All That Zazz" columns at Mary is a third-generation cosmetologist and a Massachusetts distributor of Kosmea brand rose hip oil products. She may be contacted at (978) 470-8183 or