I don’t know what it is but my skin has been seriously acting up lately and my usual routine just isn’t cutting it. I’ve been getting better about scheduling regular facials and spending more time on skincare at night but I really felt like I needed to mix up the products I was using and start doing face masks at home. The nice thing about a mask is that you can do it while multitasking (definitely doing one while writing this post…) so it feels less like an extra step in your skincare regimen and more like a way to get great skin while you binge on Netflix. 😉
These are three masks that have worked well for me as well as a little info about what I like most about each one. I try to do one at least a couple times a week and I definitely notice a difference in both my complexion and the texture of my skin. I have dry, sensitive skin that’s prone to the occasional breakout so if you have a similar skin type I’d definitely recommend trying these out for yourself!
1. Origins clear improvement active charcoal mask, $17. I’m actually on my second tube of this mask because I love it so much. The charcoal works like a magnet to draw out toxins and my skin is visibly cleaner after every use. It can be a little drying (but never leaves my skin feeling too tight if that makes sense) so I apply a little extra moisturizer to compensate.
2. Tata Harper purifying mask, $65. I picked up this mask after reading through all your natural beauty recommendations a couple weeks ago — this brand came recommended highly by so many of you that I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself! I will say that it made me break out a little in the beginning but I like to think that was just bad stuff coming to the surface, aka the product doing its job! It makes me feel good to know that her products are made with natural ingredients and I love the scent (not at all chemical-y like so many other skincare products I’ve tried).
3. First Aid Beauty skin rescue purifying mask with red clay, $30. This mask leaves my skin feeling crazy soft and has seriously helped with the breakouts I’ve been experiencing lately. But the best part is that you just peel it off once it’s dry (instead of rinsing after 10 or 20 minutes). For someone who can’t stop peeling her skin after a sunburn (sorry for that visual), it’s pretty cool to peel off this mask and feel like it’s taking any acne-producing oil with it. Also a little goes a long way so I imagine this bottle will last me a while!
Obviously everyone’s skin reacts differently to certain products but I thought I’d share a few of the things that I’m enjoying recently. Are any of you regular mask users? Any other favorites (masks or other products!) I should know about?