Masks have gone from being a fun, girls’ night in activity to essentials in my skincare routine. About three months ago I decided I was going to make sure I did a mask at least once a week. And since I made that slight change, I’ve seen a big difference in the way my skin looks and feels.
Because I’m extremely acne-prone and scar easily, you’ll find my faves are all about purifying the skin and evening out the skin tone. My favorite thing to do is multi-mask, which is using different masks in different areas of my face depending on the skin concern. It’s a quick and easy way to customize my routine and take care of multiple concerns at the same time.
This mask is new to my collection but has instantly become a favorite. I love it because it’s made with 50% crushed citrus fruit that includes lemons, clementines and oranges. I knew this mask was a new staple when week after week I started getting compliments on my “makeup” the day after I used this mask. It wasn’t my makeup but my skin that was smoother and brighter. Because of the real fruit in this mask it might be hard to take off so I love using it before I shower, or I warm up a muslin cloth and let it rest on my skin for a couple of minutes to loosen it up and prevent tugging.
This mask does a little bit of brightening as well as takes care of dead skin and impurities. It’s hard to find a mask that contains bentonite clay and lactic acid that is gentle enough for sensitive skin. That’s why I love it so much! This mask also serves as a scrub since it has biodegradable beads that contain Vitamin E and jojoba oil for added hydration.
This mask is my go-to when I have inflamed acne. If I see irritation aka redness around the pimple I love using this mask because it calms it down. A lot of time this inflammation comes from overactive oil glands and I find this mask helps absorb that excess oil. I even use it to spot treat. This is also a GREAT dupe for GlamGlow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment!
I love this “peel” because it makes me feel like I’m getting a spa treatment at home. Right away you’ll start to feel a tingling sensation that mimics glycolic facials which I’m OBSESSED with. I only leave it on for 10 minutes after the tingling sensation turns into a cooling one. I always use this mask on special occasions because the radiance is instant.
I reach for this mask when my skin needs deep cleansing but is on the drier side. Since it’s so gentle and considered more of a treatment, every day use is fine. I love that it doesn’t harden like typical charcoal masks but I still feel my pores tighten and my skin smooth.
If you’re on the hunt for a 100% natural mask that boosts vibrancy then you found it. I actually LOVE using this mask as a spot treatment and find it really calms my acne. Because I’m not sensitive I also find sleeping in this mask gives the most gorgeous glow in the morning.
I gravitate toward this mask when I want to purge stubborn acne. I’ll normally use it a week before my special event so my skin is in its best condition the day of. This is another mask I love using as a spot treatment, especially on whiteheads because it naturally “pops” them which helps lessen the scarring.
What face masks are your go-to’s when your skin’s not behaving? I’d love to know your favorites!