I’ve recently gone a little face mask crazy – I’m practically obsessed. Recently I’ve really seen the benefits of using them weekly so I’ve made it into a little pamper routine which I do on Sunday nights with Andrew. Yes, you heard it, even the boy’s been loving them too!
I thought I’d run through my current favourites today. These are ideal if you have blemished or acne prone skin and I’ve also thrown in a couple of moisturising ones if you find your skin is feeling dry or sensitive after acne treatments.
Origins Out of Trouble Mask – Origins are so well known and popular for their great, high quality skincare products and so I really wanted to get my hands on one of their face masks. I chose out the Out of Trouble to help with my blemishes. It contains amazing ingredients known to combat oily, blemished skin such as salicylic acid, zinc oxide and sulfur which work together to clear the skin which have great results (although be aware you may get a few pesky blemishes at first as it draws the toxins out). Just FYI, I wouldn’t use this if your skin is sensitive though.
Dr Murad Clarifying Mask – I mentioned this in a previous favourites video last year as it always really helps clear my skin when it’s congested and blemished. It’s a lovely thick white cream which dries to a clay. Once washed off my skin feels soft and clearer. I need to get a full size of this because it’s really great (also because of the sulphur ingredients, it does leave you smelling like rotten egg if you don’t wash off properly)!
Jurlique Purifying Mask – This is my newest face mask and one I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks. It’s a dark grey slimy liquid which sets in place once you leave it on your skin. I like to apply this before I get in the bath, wash my hair, shave and by then it’s usually dry, so I rinse off. Again, this really helps to clear my skin and my face is currently blemish free. It has quite a strong fragrance, almost spa like, but it contains incredible ingredients such as natural clay, green tea and sesame seed oil which all help to clear oil and impurities and calm the skin.
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Treatment Mask – This is one I always make Andrew do; he suffers from dry skin and often gets flaky skin on his cheeks (especially in the winter) and so I put a thick layer on his skin and wait until it’s soaked in completely. You can then either rub in the excess products or towel off. It’s featured ingredient is clary sage which is incredible at retaining moisture, leaving your skin hydrated and supple! It’s also great for calming skin after acne treatments.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink in Moisture Mask – I worked in The Body shop for years and loved this product. It’s a thick pink jelly-like cream which you can smooth on and rub in or wash off. It has the usual Vitamin E TBS scent which smells like soft roses!
I really hope this has helped someone out there! I know how crappy bad skin can make you feel but I’ve found these have really helped to clear some congestion in my skin over the past months!
What’s your favourite face mask and how often do you do them?