In the past two years, I’ve developed a bit of a face mask addiction. I find it’s best for my skin to do a face mask at least once a week and I won’t lie sometimes I face mask more than that.
One Love Organics Brand New Day. This powder pineapple enzyme exfoliating mask helps slough off dead skin cells and clear up the pores on your face. I like using this about once a week to keep an even layer on my skin for makeup application. When I don’t keep up the maintenance of an exfoliating face mask, the skin on my face feels rough to the touch in areas or bumpy and my makeup application doesn’t go on as well. I like this mask because it uses natural ingredients and is by a brand I love. I like to use this on a freshly washed face at night after I get out of the shower. I mix the powder in the palm of my hand with water until it forms a loose paste. Then I gently rub it in circles around my face (avoiding the eye area) and leave it on for about 5-10 minutes. I rinse it off with warm water, pat my face dry, and then apply my moisturizer and face oil.
Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. One of my friends introduced me to this face mask years ago because I was complaining about the red marks that are leftover on my face after I have a huge zit. I tend to break out around my chin area or my nose (Rudolph!) and when I get a zit it’s usually a ginormous painful one that appears while I’m out at a bar drinking a margarita. I swear this happens to me! I will order a yummy margarita, drink it, go to use the ladies room and notice a brand new zit on my face. Not cool. Since I can’t give up Margaritas, I use this Whitening Mask to apply to those pesky zits. Sometimes I’ll cover my whole face with this and other times I will just spot treatment problem areas on my face or multimask.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask. The brightening mask is one of those miracle workers. I would use this every morning if I could afford the time and money. I would recommend using this mask before a big event or day/night out. After removing the mask you will notice your face has brightened and there is an extra glow to it. Since I don’t have many big nights out and I’m a homebody, I tend to just use this on a night in of pampering myself.
Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask. I LOVVVVE LOVE LOVE THIS. YES, it’s expensive, but a bottle lasts a long time and the results are amazing for people with dry skin. It’s especially a big skin saver for those pesky freezing cold New England winters. This is the first year that I’ve gone through a winter here without any weird dry patches of skin on my face and I believe I have this mask to thank for it. I apply this before bedtime and let it sit on my face all night. I wakeup with nicely moisturized skin. I definitely applied this almost every single night before bed during the wintertime. I’m not sure how this will do with my skin during the summer months, but it might be good to use with air conditioned air too.
I just wanted to note that I have very dry and sensitive skin. So whenever I try a new face mask, I make sure I leave the mask on for less time than the directions say to use it for. This is to make sure my skin doesn’t react badly. The Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask is the only one I can leave on for a long period of time. I have to cut my mask time shorter for the rest of them because my skin gets too tight and uncomfortable if I leave the products on for too long. Each product comes with directions for use at home and outlining different mask times. Experiment with what works best for you and your skin. What feels best? Listen to your body and find what feels best to you.