Whether your face mask of choice is store-bought or DIY, next time you're planning to apply the special treat to your skin, fill a pot with water first. The five minutes (or so) it takes to boil this will actually help the already refreshing mask, work even better.

After the water's bubbling, remove it from the stove and grab a towel. Drape the towel over both your face and the pot, making your head into a tent pole. Let the steam reach your face, but from a safe distance (no closer than one foot) and keep your eyes closed like this for about five minutes. The simple step warms skin and opens pores, which then will allow the ingredients of the mask to be absorbed more rapidly and penetrate even deeper than ever before.