Face Masks. Do Them.
July Beauty Favorites
Face masks (or masques) are usually a forgotten beauty tool. Once you get into a bit of a routine with them, you’ll discover just how beneficial they can be, and you may even begin to find them relaxing. There’s something about having a face mask on that makes me want to just sit and read a magazine while sipping cucumber water.
The key to finding the face mask that will most benefit you is figuring out your skin”type”. It is oily? dry? dehydrated? uneven? do you have dark spots? large pores? etc. You can find a very specific face mask to target at least one of these problems, or grab a more general one to cover a few bases.
Try adding a face mask into your beauty routine once a month. Build up to twice a month if you find you love doing them. Once a week may be a little much for most people, and you definitely shouldn’t need to do a mask more than once a week.
1. fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask. ($88.00) This one is not the cheapest, but I’m sure it will deliver great results. This is a hydrating mask which is great for very dry or dehydrated skin.
2. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask. ($15.00) I’ve recently really come to enjoy some products from The Body Shop. Their tea tree line is specifically catered towards men and women with oily or acne prone skin.
3. Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Mask. ($40.00) Most relatively high end masks will fall in the $30-$50 price range. This mask is great if you feel like your skin is dull and lifeless. It will refresh your skin, tighten it up a bit, and leave you feeling squeaky clean.
4. Masque Bar Pore Refining Creme Mask. (3 month supply is $22.00). I’ve used this masque and really loved it. I picked up 1 box, which contained 3 masques, and have already used two of them. I like the way my skin feels refreshed and new afterwards, and the creme keeps it from getting too dry.
5. Burts Bees Intense Hydration Mask. ($18.00) For my Burts Bees lovers out there, this is great for deep hydration of very dry skin.