October brings shifts in weather, fewer hours of daylight, along with other seasonal changes. And, at the end of the month, Halloween gives us the opportunity to alter who we are for a day.\nWhat a difference a mask makes!\nAs we settle into fall and the trees exfoliate their summer leaves, similarly, we should prepare our skin through exfoliation and hydration. Sumbody’s organic face masks have the power to transform us and magnify what is already within.\nWhat an organic face mask can do for your skin is serious business.\nUnfortunately, organic face masks are an often-overlooked part of a healthy skincare routine. But they’re workhorses in maintaining beautiful skin. There are three basic kinds of masks: topical, mid-pore and deep-pore.\nTopical masks are designed to work on the surface of your skin, such as removing dead skin cells, smoothing, evening tone, reducing blemishes, and softening fine lines and wrinkles.\nMid-pore organic face masks keep pores clean between deep-pore cleansings. They deposit vitamins, nutrients, and other beneficial ingredients deeper into the dermis. This feeds skin to keep it healthy while delivering antioxidants, preventing wrinkles and signs of aging, and protecting collagen. These masks are more targeted for preventing, protecting against, and fixing skin issues.\nA good deep-pore organic face mask should do one thing and do it well: clean your pores. Clean pores are the gateway to perfect skin. Congested pores exacerbate all skin issues and contribute to signs of aging. These masks are designed to go deep into pores, break up and adhere to buildup, and eliminate it so skin can breathe and function properly.\nThe best way to use organic face masks at home is in the shower. It’s like having a personal esthetician. The shower steam keeps the mask moist, allowing it to hydrolyze, allowing the actives to absorb into pores and the waste to exit. Letting a mask dry not only makes it ineffective, it can actually contribute particulate buildup in pores.\nAll of Sumbody’s masks come in powder form, allowing you to activate them yourself. This means your mask is at peak potency – every time! Masks can be mixed with any liquid ingredient, so it’s tailored to your skin’s current needs. The possibilities are endless.\nSo have fun this fall and transform your skin, don’t mask it!\nMy Favorite DIY Recipes, featuring Sumbody Organic Face Masks:\nSumbody’s Pumpkin Pie Face Mask1 teaspoon Crème De La Crème Mask½ teaspoon cooked or canned pumpkin pureed½ teaspoon honey½ teaspoon almond or soymilk\nMix ingredients and apply to face.\nSumbody’s Almond Joy Face Scrub1 teaspoon Quinoa Polishing Grains (contains almonds)1 teaspoon coconut water1 teaspoon cocoa powder1 teaspoon coconut sugar or whatever sugar you have\nMix ingredients and use as a cleanser.\nSumbody’s Cranberry Marmalade Face Mask1 teaspoon Antioxidant Lift Mask1\/4 teaspoon orange and lemon juice1\/8 teaspoon grated orange rind½ teaspoon cooked, mashed cranberries¼ teaspoon honey¼ teaspoon finely ground pecans\nMix ingredients in a bowl and use as a facial scrub and\/or mask.\nFALL FACE CHALLENGE\nEnter our Fall Face Challenge, happening now on Instagram! Find the post with the image featured above, read the instructions, and enter to win three of our face masks for your skin type PLUS our Mask Activator!