All of a sudden I seem to have amassed quite a collection of face masks, face masks that promise to make a whole range of improvements for my skin. I thought I’d do mini reviews of each of the face masks in my arsenal just in case you’re looking for a new one to add to yours.
This is my special occasion mask. This citrus scented lovely is perfect for sloughing away those dead skin cells and making your complexion bright and radiant. You’re face looks so nice and glowy after using this mask that it’s perfect for using before you go out, or if you’re going somewhere special. It’s also lovely to use before applying make-up as it leaves the face feeling matte. I did a full post on this here.
A staple in my collection for at least 5 years now, the Neutrogena 2 in 1 mask comes out whenever I’ve got a blemish (or 10). It’s amazing at clearing up spotty skin, the Kaolin draws out oils and dirt from the skin leaving it super clean. I normally layer this over the areas of my face that are spotty and leave it to dry – it has a cooling sensation that is great if you’ve got sore spots. I use it daily when I’m suffering and the spots clear up quite quickly. It’s definitely worth the £3.99 and I would not be without it now.
Another spot-fighting mask, I only buy this one as a treat every now and then because of it’s short shelf-life – you only get 2 weeks out of these babies! This blueberry based mask is jam-packed with skin calming ingredients, it deep cleanses your skin whilst nourishing and soothing it too. I use it when my skin is being horrible to me and I need to get rid of some of the oil and bacteria lurking around those blemishes (eww!). It’s quite a messy mask, you need to sit still while you’ve got it on or you’ll have blueberries every where. It leaves my skin feeling soft, matte and any redness or irritation has been calmed down.
This is one of those self-heating masks that warms up once it’s been applied, I generally use it to really blitz my skin and to blow away the cobwebs every now and then. It’s got charcoal in purify the skin and cleanse deep down, it also helps to balance out the skin and combat any oiliness too. It leaves my skin feeling clean, smooth and any blemishes are less noticeable.
This is the newest mask in my collection, it’s quite different to all of the other masks too. It’s a gel based mask that you can apply quite thickly to skin and leave it to soak right in over an hour or so. It’s not at all sticky and it feels really nice and moisturising when you apply it. It’s full of fruit extracts to brighten and even out the skin tone and it definitely does make my skin appear more bright and hydrated when I’ve washed it off.
Honourable Mention: Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief - £32
This is actually a moisturiser which is great for dehydrated skin, I love using it in the colder months when my face gets all dry. But you can also use it as a rehydrating face mask too, I like to layer this on really thickly at night time and then in the morning my face feels amazing – nice and balanced. I don’t have this product at the moment but when I muster up the courage to spend £32 on a moisturiser I definitely will be buying it again.
Do you use face masks often?
What’s your favourite face mask?